Lake Etta County Park

Special programs held at the park are often conducted on the weekdays because the park is filled to capacity on the weekends and especially during the summer months. Even summer weekdays are often busy, used by summer schools and church day camp programs. The accessible features at the expansive playground make it especially popular to groups who serve special needs populations. Fishing, the playground, and shelter rentals remain the most used features. Access to the Little Calumet River walking trail and canoe launch is located south of the fishing lake. The perfect place for a wedding is the Lake Etta pergola that adjoins the banquet hall. Other Great Features of Lake Etta: Barbeque facilities; Banquet hall and wedding pergola overlooking the lake, seats 250; Fishing (fee/stocked); Accessible Fishing pier; Fitness trails; Fitness trail (handicap); Hiking trails; Jogging; Large group pavilion (rental available); Open play fields; Parking fee (when gatekeeper on duty); Picnic shelters; Picnic tables; Playground; Recreational equipment rental; Swimming (guarded beach) Fr, Sa, Su, Holidays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (excluding Fridays Aug 24 & 31); Toilets (flush); Toilets (pit); Volleyball standards; Wedding pergola; Access to the Little Calumet River trail.

Lake Etta County Park is 98 acres of flood plain land located on the north side of the Little Calumet River in the Black Oak section of Gary.