Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Trail System
Trailhead Parking Lot
100 Riverwalk Road, Portage, IN 46368
Directions starting from the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and State Route 249:
Take SR 249 north and take the bridge over U.S. Highway 12 towards the U.S. Steel and Precoat Metals businesses. Turn left at the stop sign and cross over Burns Waterway. Once over the waterway, turn right immediately and head north, towards the lake, passing the entrance sign. Park only in public designated parking spots to help protect the fragile dune ecosystem along the roadside.
Trailhead GPS Coordinates
41.630994, -87.178383 (Decimal Degrees)
Need to Know
Hours & Information
Click here for a PDF of the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk trail map.
Click here for a list of all hiking trail maps of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Download a national parks interactive trail guide phone app. Apple or Android.
Paper trail maps are available at the trailhead kiosk and the Visitor Center.