West Beach

A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand, and a stationed summer lifeguard make this beach one of the most popular Lake Michigan spots. For inland fun, climb the 250+ stairs of the Dunes Succession Trail with interdunal ponds and a mile-long boardwalk.

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Website: https://www.nps.gov/indu

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376 N. County Line Rd., Gary, IN 46403

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Fax: (219) 395-1767

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Tremont Picnic Area

Enjoy a picnic under a picnic shelter at this wooded picnic area and watch the trains go by. This picnic area has picnic tables and restrooms.

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Kemil Beach

Enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County on your way to the Kemil Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or…

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Heron Rookery Trail and Reynold’s Creek

Though the heron rookery is no longer active, the 1.6-mile trail is a good spot for viewing other bird species. In springtime, the woods along the…

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Heron Rookery East

Fishing access at GPS Coordinates: 41.6697402, -86.9515129

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