• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area is Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.

Lake View

Park Facility

Trail Map



Street Address

Lake View no trail map 041.42.12N 086.59.42W NW corner of Lake Front Drive & Broadway Street, Beverly Shores, 46301

Visitor Activities:

  • No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk; rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous.
  • Picnic at this area that overlooks the lake.


  • Area open, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily
  • Parking for cars
  • Information board listing current park activities
  • Drinking fountain
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables and shelters

Fun Facts:

  • was the site of the Red Lantern Restaurant
Driving Directions:
  1. Starting at Interstate 94 and Indiana 49, go north about 3 miles to U.S. Highway 12.
  2. The exit to U.S. Highway 12 is on the left.
  3. Turn right (east) and go 5 miles on U.S. 12 to the stop light at Broadway.
  4. Turn left (north) and go till the road ends.
  5. Turn left on Lake Front Drive, then park on the left facing the lake.

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.