Park Superintendent: Amber Cowell


Phone: 574-842-3510 (beach information)

Cell: 574-216-0682 (facility/boat rentals)

Welcome to the Culver Park Department!

The park grounds overlook beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee!
Lake Maxinkuckee is the second largest natural lake in Indiana.
There are four historic structures on the park property- the beach lodge, train depot, and two open-air pavilions. The Culver Park Department assists with park programming, boat slip rentals, facility rentals, and the Culver Farmers’ Market. You can find information on all of these below!

Culver Park Department

819 E. Lake Shore Dr. Culver, IN 46511

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  • Pier Slip Rental Overview
  • 2021 Pier Configuration Map
  • FAQ’s 

    • Does the park offer short-term pier slip rentals? No, agreements are seasonal.
    • Do I need a boat lift? Yes, renters must provide their own lift. The park department does not provide lifts or buy/sell lifts. This includes PWC’s.
    • Is there a waiting list? Yes, there is a waiting list for each season. To be added to the list please email

    Pier Lease Agreement – for more information: 2021 Pier Lease Agreement

    Map of 2022 pier slip configuration: 2022 Pier Configuration

  • 2022 Pier Configuration Map

Pier Slip Rental Dates

  • January 15: Early deadline – payment in full to receive a 5% discount
  • February 15: Returning customer deadline – payment deadline for returning customers to maintain slip space
  • Dates for when pier renters have access to their rented pier slips: May 10 – October 20 (163 days)

All of our pier spaces for the 2022 season are completely full. If you are interested in being added to our 2023 waitlist for a boat space, please contact Amber Cowell at with the following information- contact name, email, and phone number.

For pricing information, please refer to the image below.

Facility Rental Information

We do rentals for our outdoor amphitheater, gazebo, Beach Lodge conference room, East pavilion, and West pavilion. Facility rentals are year-round and can be made as early as a year in advance. All facility rentals must be scheduled with a park department staff member. You can schedule a rental via email at or phone at 574-216-0682.

Facility Rental Key Notes

  • Beach Season: Memorial Weekend through Mid-August
  • Facility rentals are only available from 10 am-7 pm
  • The West Pavilion is NOT available on Saturdays
  • 30 wristbands for beach admission come with a rental during beach hours

Facility Rental Pricing

Facility Rental Agreement

To view our facility rental agreement and facility rental information sheet which lists rates, terms & conditions, rules, and hours please click on the document link below.

Facility Rental Agreement and Information Document

Outdoor Amphitheater


Beach Lodge Conference Room

Culver Farmers’ Market – the market features a wide variety of vendors including farmers, crafters, artists, bakers, cooks, and gardeners. The summer outdoor market is located at the West Pavilion in the park.


2021 Outdoor (Summer) dates:

  • May 8-Oct 23 Saturdays: 9 am-1 pm & June 1-Aug 31 Tuesdays: 5-7 pm

2021 Indoor (Winter) dates:

  • Nov 6, 2021 – April 30, 2022: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month

Contacts: Tracy Fox (Marketing) & Chad Gard (Vendor Relations)



Culver Park Department

819. Lakeshore Drive Culver, IN 46511

Office phone: (574) 842-3510

Cell phone: (574) 216-0682


Park Superintendent 

Amber Cowell

Park Planning Documents:

  Culver Park and Recreation Department_5_Year_Master_Plan

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Culver Park Programming

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