Details for Washington Park Municipal Marina

Washington Park Municipal Marina

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 17 reviews

Address 200 Heisman Harbor Rd
Michigan City, IN 46360


After hours contact

VHF Ch 9, Washington Park Security.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Tim Frame


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Normal season is April 1 thru Nov 1.


Contact on 16 or 9.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 4

Other depth info: Shoals near the West pier. the outer harbor was dredged to 14 feet summer 2012. Stay center or left of channel (pier side) if deep draft vessel.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - YES

Additional info: Steel docks with wood surfaces. Broad main docks. Ladders on fingers if water is low.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 36
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2013-09-16)

Other price info: $35.00 minimum.

Free dockage past the USCG station on the port side at the park with the fountain.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in slip price

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - At slips and fuel docks.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Fuel dock open 24 hours with self-serve credit card system.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - At the fuel dock.


Yes - Available at fuel dock.


Yes - Dumpsters are located beyond safety gate in parking lot. Long walk in unsecure area after dark.


Yes - Card needed for entry into head/shower building means only one person goes at a time.


Yes - Card needed for entry into head/shower building means only one person goes at a time.


Yes - In marina office.


Yes - Small store on the grounds.

Farmers Market Saturdays 8 am - noon, over the bridge and straight south 7 blocks on Washington St.



Yes - Within walking distance. Strongly recommend Swingbelly's (across the bridge on the right) in the old depot, great ribs! Galveston's 7 Mateys across bridge on left). Tin City Pizza between USCG and Port and Marina office (excellent pizza to take back to the boat).


Yes - Nearby within walking distance is Matey's and Swingbelly's. Matey's looks and feels like it should be in the Keys, not Indiana. Party!

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free marina WiFi upgraded summer 2012. Good ATT 2G coverage.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Boat ramp launch fee: $10 + parking fee (as of 7/16/10).
Boat ramp closed during MC Summer Festival (2 weekends in July), MC In-Water Boat Show (Mid-Late Aug), and Labor Daze (Labor Day weekend).


Yes - City cabs, Amtrak, and Chicago electric line are all available.

Other services

Lighthouse Place Outlet mall is about 6 blocks (over the bridge and to the right).


Zoo and Blue Chip Casino (offers shuttle bus).

Reviews for Washington Park Municipal Marina
I would stop here again..., 2016-09-18
Captain: , St Louis (240)

Plenty of water, very helpful and friendly staff, clean, secure (you need a key to access your dock), laundry, a short walk to the train station, very reasonable cost, well protected from storms, next to a small sandwich shop, walking to Michigan City Yacht Club, Wifi that works, and a safe area.
The beach is a short walk away.

clean and convenient, 2016-09-12
Captain: , Baltimore (70)

Nice marina in very good shape. High docks for many boats, but nice for us. As mentioned before, not enough showers. Helpful staff. Good rates ($1.25 / ft)

Good stop before crossing to Chicago, 2016-07-31
Captain: , Naples, FL (682)

This marina is right off the lake near the harbor entrance but is very well protected from lake swells. The fuel dock is at the end of one of the fairways so not easy to get to but necessary for check-in and slip assignment for those without a reservation.
The slips are quite high even with the lake 32 inches above datum. But they are sturdy and in good repair.
The marina is a short walk from town where there is an excellent craft brewery/restaurant and a premium shopping outlet. Surprisingly there is only one shower in each of the male and female the bathroom facilities.

Very secure marine, 2015-09-08
Captain: , Solomons Island Md (397)

Left the boat here for a week while on the loop. Nice secure municiple facility. 24 hr security and locked gates. Do not get a slip next to the fuel docks under the trees. Between the trees and the coal fired power plant next door your boat will be a mess. The slips further out would be fine. The facilities are nice and the captains lounge and other facilities were being remodled. The people in the marina are very friendly. Several offered to take use in their car.

Large, protected, and well-maintained...but some oddities, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Iuka, MS (1120)

Just off the lake but very calm. Good value at ~$1/ft. Fuel dock not very convenient--all the way down a fairway. And only one shower per restroom for a huge place. Docks are rather high even with the lake up.

Good safe stop, 2014-09-03
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

A newer marina close to the lake.
Facilities appear in good condition and the restrooms were clean.
Staff did not answer the telephone and message stated they were closed which at 3:00 pm seemed weird.
However upon arrival security monitors channel 9 and met us at a slip.
Very pleasant and helpful guy. We did not explore the city as we got in late and left early to beat nasty forecasted weather.
Still I would return again.

Washington Park, 2013-09-01
Captain: , Boca raton (210)

Staff was helpful. Marina is in a beautiful setting.

Awesome suprise excellent marina!!, 2013-05-21
Captain: , Michigan city, In (90)

Fuel docks, excellent clean large showers and bathrooms, Ice in many locations $1.50 per bag. Clean docks & nice people 24hr security. Easy walking distance to a beautiful beach,Lighthouse outlet mall - huge, Blue Chip Casino & Spa, Langs Meat market (outstanding meats), lighthouse museum, large Zoo, Park with shelters, Art Museum, Amtrack station and much more its unbelieveable!! Best kept secret in Indiana!!

Well maintained, economical marina, 2012-08-14
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

August 2011-Quiet marina in spite of large number of slips. Bikes will take you to the Saturday morning famers market (a must) as well as the outlet mall (great place to replace those t-shirts). We found the marina to be in very good condition. Michigan City is in the midst of a revitalisation project and it will be great to see the results when it is completed.

August 2012 an added note from last years stay: You must try the Popeye pizza made at the dockside cafe. Best pizza we had in a long time.

Clean and Comfortable, 2012-07-24
Captain: , Guntersville, AL (451)

A very large marina in a well protected harbor. The marina is well managed. They helped me change oil on my engines by providing waste oil containers. B&E Marine near by has an excellent ships store. Diesel price at Washington Park Municipal Marina was $3.99 on this date.

Washington Park, 2012-04-05
Captain: , indiana (331)

Nice facility. Fuel dock is hard to navigate on a busy weekend

Well maintained, 2011-09-25
Captain: , Portage In (70)

quiet, clean and well maintained facilities.

Washington Marina, 2011-09-11
Captain: , Cape Canaveral (1081)

Lots of rollers entering breakwater, but it cut them down, then full stop at entry with 90 degree turn, a horn blast, and a low anxiety entry and docking. Good spot.

Michigan City, 2010-09-14
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1754)

Clean well maintained marina. The marina is quite large and it is a hike just to get to the office if they put you on the pier closest to the beach.
Docks are high and they put us in a tight slip that was barely wide enough.
The park and beach are nice during the day, but not much around and at night a little questionable looking.

Nice clear marina, 2010-09-04
Captain: , Memphis TN (977)

good docks. Good little restaurant across the parking lot.

Nice, clean place to stop, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Chicago, IL, USA (836)

Docks are in great shape, area nicely landscaped, 24 hour security available on channel 9. Careful entering and leaving harbor, narrow cut in seawall with limited sightlines, sound horn and listen. Sailboats watch your depth near fuel dock.

it's ok, 2007-08-10
Captain: , Key Largo (5304)

fixed high dock, good rate, not close to supplies, nice dockmaster

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