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6322 W. 133rd Avenue - Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Park open 7 a.m. - sunset year round
Directions to Lemon Lake
Located on 133rd Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile east of Cedar Lake. Travel I-65 to the Route 231 Crown Point/Hebron exit then left (northwest) on Route 231 to the second stop light (Indiana Street or Indiana 55) then left (south) to 133rd Avenue, then west for about 3 miles to park entrance.
Welcome to Lemon Lake
At the 1972 March Park Board meeting Lemon Lake County Park was named after the small marsh area that had historically been called by that name. Thus, Lemon Lake was the first Lake County Park opened to the public.
Today, the park encompasses 403 acres of rolling hills and open space surrounded by wooded areas. A One mile paved trail around the lake and more than 5 miles of primitive trails in hilly wooded terrain provide a wonderful opportunity for a nature walk. Lemon Lake is more than passive recreation however. It is home to softball fields, open play areas, a large creative playground, two sand volleyball courts, six 18 hole disc golf courses, fishing, picnicking, volleyball standards, and Dogwood Run, a leash-free dog area.
With a variety of disc golf courses, a great creative playground, volleyball courts, and cross country ski programs in the winter Lemon Lake is a recreational favorite.
An overview of important dates for Lemon Lake
1968: Purchase of the first county park land: Lemon Lake (160 acres)
1972: Lemon Lake County Park dedicated.
1973: Acquisition of additional 45 acres (Lemon Lake)
1976: Arboretum began with 40-tree donation; Touchstone Trail for the handicapped is surfaced at Lemon Lake.
1980: Touchstone Trail dedicated at Lemon Lake.
1982: $75,000 in 50/50 matching funds grant from LWCF awarded for improvements
1990: Lemon Lake playground was renovated.
1999: Eighteen-hole Disc Golf Course opened at Lemon Lake.
2001: Nine additional holes were added on the Lemon Lake disc golf course.
2003: New playground and sand volleyball courts added to Lemon Lake.
2004: Dogwood Run, off-leash dog facility, added to Lemon Lake. Concessions building with indoor restrooms added to Lemon Lake near playground. Nine additional holes were added to disc golf course, making two 18 hole courses.
2006: Water lines extended to Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake for no-leash facility.
2008: Additional disc golf courses were added, making four 18 hole courses.
2009: Red Roc Disc Golf Club and the Lake County Parks were awarded the 2010 World's Professional Disc Golf Tournament
2010: Worlds Professional Disc Golf Tournament held the last week of July
2013: Worlds Professional Disc Golf Tournament held the last week of July
Other Great Features of Lemon Lake
- Barbeque facilities
- Barrier free toilets
- Cross country ski rentals (Dec.-March when snowconditions permit)
- Cross country ski trails
- 72 hole championship disc golf courses open year-round
- Fishing (not currently stocked - no fees or license
Catch and release enforced for largemouth bass
- Fishing pier
- Hard surface trails
- Limited food concessions in summer
- Hiking trails
- Off leash dog facility (Dogwood Run)
- Open play fields
- Parking fee (when gatekeeper is on duty)
- Picnic shelters (reservations available)
- Picnic tables
- Large creative playground
- Recreational equipment rental
- Two sand volleyball courts
- Open play soccer field
- Sledding hill in winter
- Softball diamonds
- Toilets (pit)
- Toilets (flush)
- Volleyball standards
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