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Cross County Skiing

Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski.

Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.

Ski rental season opens December 1st and ends March 31 (at Lemon Lake), weather permitting. So put on your hat and gloves and come on out for this great winter activity. NOTE: Rentals at Oak Ridge Prairie and Stoney Run close the last day of February. Weekday rentals are closed at Stoney Run when schools are in session.  Equestrian trail is clossed at Stoney Run from December through March.  Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run when there is at least a four inch snow base.

Rental Locations

Lemon Lake County Park
6322 W. 133rd Avenue
Crown Point, IN 46307
Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at 219-663-2418

* Four miles of trail in wooded area and open field, ideal for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers.

Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
301 S. Colfax Street
Griffith, IN 46319

* Three miles of trail through open prairie and wooded areas. Good for those looking for an easy to moderate challenge.

Stoney Run County Park
142nd and Union Street
Leroy, IN 46355

* Seven miles of easy to moderate trail winding through a wooded area. Designed with intermediate to advanced skiers in mind.

Rental Information

FEE: $5.00 includes tax, per skier, for 2 hours. $1.50 includes tax, per skier for each additional hour.

TIMES: Weekdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last rental at 4 p.m. All equipment must be returned by 5 p.m. (earlier if necessary due to darkness: Parks close at sunset).. Exceptions only for special programs. Weekday rentals are closed at Stoney Run when schools are in session.

DEPOSIT: A valid driver's license or credit card must be left with park employee in charge as security on the equipment. License or credit card will be returned when equipment is returned.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Daily rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. The park manager reserves the right to close the ski program when weather conditions are not favorable. All equipment will be used on the park site ONLY. The rental fee includes use of skis, boots, poles, and fun. Dogs (even on a leash) or horses are not permitted on the ski trails when we are skiing - Safety First for Everyone.

Please call 219-769-PARK for additional information.

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