Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Hammond, IN

From north to south, Hammond runs from Lake Michigan down to the Little Calumet River; from east to west along its southern border, it runs from the Illinois state line to Cline Avenue. Notable local landmarks include the parkland around Wolf Lake and the Horseshoe Hammond riverboat casino. Part of the Rust Belt, Hammond has been industrial almost from its inception, but is also home to a Purdue University campus and numerous historic districts that showcase the residential and commercial architecture of the early 20th century.

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Things to do in Hammond, IN

Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
Open during the summer months, this Aquatic Play Center sits on the shore of Wolf Lake. All kinds of water-based fun awaits kids and young-at-heart adults. The park is managed by the Hammond Port Authority. Find out more here.

Whoa Zone Whihala
If Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center is too tame for your family, perhaps visit the Whoa Zone in the neighboring town of  Whiting. A gigantic, floating obstacle course provides hours of summer fun for those 7 years and older. Find out more here.

Hammond Lakefront Park
A sanctuary for birds along a 600-meter stretch of lakefront, this park is a key location for the many migratory bird species that come through the Calumet River Region. Find out more here.

Helpful resources for Hammond, IN

  • Hammond Port Authority – offering slips, fuel and much more for boaters on Lake Michigan
  • Fishing info – also managed by the Hammond Port Authority
  • Coast Guard Station – the nearest, and only, Coast Guard Station in Indiana is located at: Coast Guard Station, Michigan City, 10 On the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360, (219) 879-8371

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