Lake View Picnic Area & Beach Access
50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 395-1882
While Lake View can be filled with beach-goers in summer, it’s a good place to picnic and watch for birds in spring and fall. Ducks, loons, grebes, jaegers, and gulls regularly gather along the lakeshore during migratory seasons. The National Audubon Society has designated the area between the national lakeshore and Beverly Drive, which parallels Lake Front Drive, as an Important Bird Area. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.