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Also visit:

Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Deep River Waterpark

Edge Adventures

Book your Aerial Adventure NOW!

Turkey Creek Golf Course

Conway Observatory and CAS web link

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The Lake County Parks Department is committed to providing quality parks and open spaces along with many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities for the use an enjoyment of all Lake County residents and visitors.



Photo Club


Lake County Parks Photography Club
Deep River County Park Visitor Center next to Wood’s Historic Grist Mill
Second Wednesday April – November          7 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Second Saturday in January and February   1 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Adults interested in photography are invited to attend monthly gatherings where photographers from novice to professional share ideas and learn about contests and other events.   Members go on shoots together, as well as exhibit their work in the Historic Wood’s Grist Mill in the spring.  Attendees are invited to show prints or digital images of a different topic each month.  If the picture is enhanced using photo editing software it is helpful to also show the out of camera shot, which serves as a learning tool.  Discussion topics during 2015 will include lighting and posing when taking studio portraits, painting with light, night photography, and editing programs such as Photoshop.


2017 Meeting Topics

2017 Show and Tell Topics

April 12



May 10

Use of Aperture

Signs & Murals

June 14

All About Lenses

On the Job

July 12

Night/Astro Photos


August 9

Candid Photos

Lightning & Storms


Super Basis Post Imagery

Photo Journalism


Posting Tips

Fountains & Gravestones


Live View





Photographs are welcome
Photographs from the public are encouraged.  The Lake County Parks is happy to include them in the Pathfinder or on the web site.  Please email photos to and include a statement that the park department has your permission to use them in promotional efforts.



For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30