Grab your swimsuit, towel and suntan lotion and dig your toes into 400 feet of sand beach along the south bay of Independence Grove's 115-acre lake. An adjacent beach house provides convenient access to washrooms, showers and lockers. A walk-up cafe located at the Visitors Center sells snacks and beverages.
For those with limited mobility, a beach wheelchair that rolls over the sand and into the water with the assistance of a caregiver is available upon request and is free of charge.
For the safety of visitors and resident wildlife, inflatables are not permitted. Lifeguards are on duty during posted hours.
The beach and cafe are closed for the season. Reopening May 24, 2014, weekends only, plus Memorial Day, through June 6. Daily schedule begins June 7.
Hours: 10 am–6 pm, unless otherwise posted.
Beach is subject to unscheduled closings due to weather and conditions.
Weekends only May 24–June 8 (including Memorial Day); daily June 9–Aug 15; weekends only Aug 16–Sep 1 (including Labor Day).
Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent.
Available at the Visitors Center. While they may not be used for permits or merchandise, they never expire and can be used for:
- beach admission, umbrella and chair rentals
- boat and bike rentals at the marina
- parking fee for non Lake County residents