Explore Our Parks

Parks & Outdoors

The La Porte County Parks Department is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty of its parks, while also providing visitors with plenty of recreational opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful walk in nature or an exciting outdoor adventure, you can find it all at La Porte County Parks. With dozens of acres of hiking trails, lakes, and campsites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re a budding naturalist, there are plenty of educational programs available too – like talks on conservation and wildlife, guided tours, and special events throughout the year. So come out and explore La Porte County Parks today! You never know what you might find!

field of flowers

Bluhm County Park

(Open Dawn to Dusk all week)

Donated in 1992, by the Gayle and Lucille Bluhm. The Park includes 96 acres of spring wildflowers, upland forest, wetland, prairie and a pond.


Creek Ridge County Park

(Open Dawn to Dusk all week)

This park land is leased from the state and was dedicated in 1992. Creek Ridge encompasses 112 acres and is located just south of Michigan City.

viewing area of lake

Luhr County Park

(Open Dawn to Dusk all week)

(Nature Center open 1pm to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday; 10am to 4pm Wednesday and Friday)

Located on 94 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond.

bridge on a walking path

Red Mill County Park

(Open Dawn to Dusk all week)

(Park Office open 7am to 3pm M-F)

Located on 160 acres just south of Michigan City off U.S. Highway 421, this 160-acre park opened June 29, 2002. The park offers multi-use trails for hiking and mountain biking, fishing, and more.

trees during fall

Sebert Woods County Park

(Open Dawn to Dusk all week)

This park is a dedicated state nature preserve of 40 acres. It contains a 1/2 mile loop dirt trail through a boreal forest relic containing many different species of plants.

men setting up a campsite

Kankakee Property

This property is for animals only but does have a primitive campsite that is accessible by river only.

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