Lake Michigan's southern shores recreation haven.

Something for everyone, clustered around three lakes — all within two square miles and minutes from Downtown Chicago.

Summer is here!

Grab the kids and their suits and come to the Wolf Lake Aquatic Center! Now open!

Great pavilion. Great performances.

The Pavilion at Wolf Lake is a premier outdoor performance venue with easy-access parking and a full schedule of events. Make it your destination for summer concert fun!

Lost Marsh Golf Course. A golfer's world-class dream.

With the natural beauty of George Lake and a view of the Chicago Skyline on the horizon, Lost Marsh Golf Course is your summer golfing haven.

Learn about HPA's upcoming events!

Find out what’s happening at all of our venues. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Welcome to HPA!

Located on the picturesque Southern Shores of Lake Michigan, the Hammond Port Authority is just 20 minutes by land or 12 nautical miles from Chicago.

A recreation haven, there’s something for everyone clustered around three lakes — all within two square miles and linked with a pedestrian trail.

Please join us for one of our upcoming events… or just for a day of relaxing fun.

Many thanks to Joey Lax Salinas for allowing us to use his wonderful photos of the Hammond Marina for all of us to enjoy.

Upcoming HPA Events

Below are some upcoming events at various HPA venues. Come join us! To see all upcoming events, view the calendar…

  • 80s Night at Festival of the Lakes

    Join us for 80’s Night at the Festival of the Lakes for at FREE concert with Grandmaster Flash, Color Me Badd, and Tone Loc! Festival of the Lakes opens at 5 pm. Get up close with the VIP Experi...

    July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Chevelle at Festival of the Lakes

    Chevelle will headline the FREE concert line up on Thursday at Festival of the Lakes. Festival grounds open at 5pm. Get up close with the VIP Experience! Head to for more infor...

    July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Latest HPA News

Keep current with the latest news from the HPA. View complete news and archives…

Indiana’s Free Fishing days set! 03/14/18 - The government has announced Indiana’s Four Free days of fishing for 2018. They are as follows: Wednesday, April 21 Saturday, May 19 Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3
George Lake Pump protocol has begun 02/20/18 - The Hammond Port Authority, as is protocol and policy, has turned on the George Lake Pump to lower the basins. The water gets pumped into the ditch along the east side of Calumet Avenue in the northbound lanes.