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.
Cross country ski rentals open at Lemon Lake, Stoney Run and Oak Ridge Prairie on Fri, Sat, Sun and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weather and snow conditions permitting. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Note: Closing times may vary due to darkness. The 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.
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.
Dates: December 1 through February
Parks Sites: Lemon Lake, Oak Ridge Prairie, and Stoney Run County Parks (when snow conditions allow).
Rental Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. (earlier if necessary due to darkness). Note: Closing times may vary due to sunset. Parks close at sunset.
Cost: $7 includes the use of skis, boots, poles, and winter fun.
Equipment: Skis, poles, and boots. Adult and children’s sizes are available.
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.
Special: In the case of good snow conditions on non-rental days, call Stoney Run or Oak Ridge Prairie to check on additional availability of rentals.
GENERAL INFORMATION: 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