|Michigan City's Marinas|
If you’re looking for a park-like atmosphere, blue skies and sandy beaches to moor your boat; with access to ﬁne dining, shopping, gambling and the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, consider one of Michigan City’s marinas. The Port Authority of Michigan City operates several marinas on the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
The Washington Park Marina can accommodate more than 500 boats, including power boats, sail boats and PWCs. Seasonal slip sizes range from 25 feet up to 100 feet, with water, electricity, a secure, gated key entry, and parking included in a slip fee. Fuel may be purchased at a state-of-the-art fuel dock, and pump outs are available at no charge with a fuel purchase. Slipholders may choose to take advantage of the reasonable rates of the weekly dockside pump-out service also available. Washington Park’s season begins April 1 and ends Nov. 1 each year.
Another excellent option is Trail Creek Marina with slips accommodating boats up to 25 feet and located less than 10 minutes upriver from Lake Michigan. The Trail Creek facility is also home of the Port Authority’s drystack service. Power boats up to 24 feet can be stored inside and up to 30 feet outside and fork-lifted into the channel on demand by the experienced staff. Both Washington Park and Trail Creek marinas also welcome overnight renters with some of the most reasonable rates on the lake.
If your interest is more short-term, check out Sprague Pointe Marina. This is the smallest slip facility operated by the Port Authority and is also located upriver from the lake. Small boats with shallow drafts can pay the low rate of $180 per month, which includes water, electricity and the security of a gated, keyed entry system.
Washington Park and Sprague Pointe marinas received clean marina awards in July 2010 and have pledged to make the Trail Creek facility the same within one year. The marinas voluntarily meet the rigorous pollution standards of the Indiana Clean Marina Program, which is designed to keep Indiana’s waterways pollution free.
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