Introduction to Lake Station, Indiana
Lake Station, Indiana, in Lake county, is 5 miles E of Gary, Indiana and 29 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The city is conveniently located inside the Gary metropolitan area. There are an estimated 13,948 people in Lake Station.
Lake Station History
This area once served as a depot stop on the Detroit to Chicago railroad. It was initially named Lake Station by George Earle in 1852. The name, however, was changed to East Gary in 1908 to attract executives from the US Steel plant in Gary, Indiana. Urban decay and crime in Gary forced the residents to go back to the original name of "Lake Station" in 1977.
Lake Station and nearby Attractions
- Deep River
- Deep River Outdoor Recreation Center
- Four Winds Park
- Grand Boulevard Lake
- Central Shopping Center
Things To Do In Lake Station
The city is host to some interesting local events and celebrations, like the Fuzz Follies, a car show that is organized annally at Riverview Park. The city has also been hosting The Heritage Days Festival since 2004. Both events are usually organized in the month of June. The Deep River and Grand Boulevard Lake are ideal places for relaxation, fishing and swimming. There are several parks in the city as well.
Lake Station Transportation
Gary/ Chicago International Airport is nearby.
Lake Station Higher Education
Ivy Tech State College, Indiana University and Purdue University offer courses for higher studies.