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    12th Street Beach
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The 12th Street Beach is located just south of the heart of Chicago on the Northerly Island Peninsula, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The beach is host to great fishing and swimming and there is the opportunity to do distance swimming at the 12th Street Beach. There is a pay-to-park lot located at the beach. The beach has public washrooms and there is a wheelchair accessible walk at the beach.



Watersheds

  • Traditional Territories


Water Quality:

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • Feels like -4°
Light rain in the afternoon.

    • Humidity

    • 77%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 0
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:40 AM
    • Sunset

    • 6:30 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 34.2kph
    • Wind speed

    • 19kph
    • Wind direction

    • Southwest

    • Thursday

    • -5°
    • Friday

    • -6°
    • Saturday

    • -1°
    • Sunday

    • -5°
    • Monday

    • -4°
    • -9°
    • Tuesday

    • -5°
    • Wednesday

    • -7°

In a half century of observing the Great Lakes, the subtle impacts of climate change have become very apparent, and are very real, and it is a product of a very long-term love affair with the Great Lakes Ever since I was married on the shores of Lake Michigan in January of 1963.



Lake Michigan, USA - Henry Pollack
Lake Michigan Watershed