There is a beach hazard statement from the National Weather Service from Sunday, August 1 through the morning of Monday, August 2, 2021. Expect high waves and dangerous currents at Lake Michigan beaches. Remain out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls or other shoreline structures.

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Oak Ridge Prairie

301 S. Colfax Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-884-7238


Spanning more than 950 acres of land, Oak Ridge Prairie is the hub for both the Oak Savannah and Erie Lackawanna biking/hiking trails. Along the trails, you will see a number of landscapes, including: savannahs, remnant prairies, wetlands and lakes. Visitors can also enjoy fishing and playgrounds For some wintertime fun, try out the sledding hill or plenty of cross-country skiing opportunities.

There is a parking fee when gatekeeper is on duty. Look at the Lake County Parks’ calendar for activities including hayrides during the fall.