Central Avenue Access Point

Park Facility

Trail Map



Street Address

Central Avenue Access Point no trail map 041.42.05N 087.05.15W Central Avenue & Valley Avenue, Michigan City 46360
Visitor Activities:
  • No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk; rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous.
  • During the spring and summer watch the Bank Swallows come and go from their nests in the dunes.
  • Observe the dragon flies fly overhead as you walk to the beach.
  • Area opens at 7 a.m. and closes 30 minutes past sunset, daily, in spring, summer and fall
  • Area closed, November 15 to April 15
  • 100-car parking lot
  • Restrooms
  • Information board listing current park activities

Driving Directions:

  1. Starting at I-94 and Indiana 49, go north about 3 miles to U.S. Highway 12.
  2. Take the U.S. Highway 12 exit (exit is on the left). Go right (east) 7 miles on U.S. Highway 12 to Central Ave.
  3. Turn left (north), go 1 mile to the parking area for Central Avenue Access Point that is on the left (west) side of the road.

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