Southern Lake Michigan Outdoors

Whether it’s swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, or camping you’re after in the southern Lake Michigan region, Southern Lake Michigan Outdoors is a handy resource. Visit this destination website to explore the coastal regions of Indiana and Illinois. Places of interest include national parks, city parks, blueways and other spots perfect for a day outdoors. Discover all the region has to offer with this website’s interactive maps. Using GIS points, the coasts of Illinois and Indiana can be searched for areas such as parks, lake access, beach, birding, camping, and more.

screenshot of Southern Lake Michigan Outdoors interactive map

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Contact Info

Topic Specialist

Leslie Dorworth
Aquatic Ecology Specialist

Research Projects

Carolyn Foley
Research Coordinator


Ethan Chitty
Administrative Assistant

Education & Training

Kristin TePas
Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development Coordinator and Great Lakes Outreach Specialist
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