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POKAGON, IN

Pokagon State Park is located near Angola, just off I-69. The park was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region...
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APPLE ORCHARD SHELTER Shelter 120 Accessible
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LOWER CCC SHELTER Shelter 40
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 20 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 28 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 25 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 30 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 35 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 34 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 24 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 25 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 22 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 34 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 20 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 28 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 32 Back-In
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POKAGON CAMPGROUND 1 ELECTRIC Electric 6 35 Back-In
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Overview

Description

Pokagon State Park is located near Angola, just off I-69. The park was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region. Leopold and Simon Pokagon were father and son and the last two most notable leaders of the Potawatomi. The park's Potawatomi Inn takes its name from these Native Americans, who made their home in the area. The inn, with its up-north fishing-lodge theme, is one of the Midwest's most popular resorts and conference centers.

Being one of the state's original parks, Pokagon features the unique work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, whose members lived and worked at Pokagon from 1934 to 1942. The "boys of the CCC" built the beautiful stone and log structures that dot the park landscape and provide accent to the rolling wooded hills, wetlands and open meadows.

Natural lakes created by glaciers that melted 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, highlight Steuben County, which has more lakes than any other Indiana county. The park is framed by Lake James and Snow Lake, which offer abundant opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and scenic sunsets.

Pokagon is also Indiana State Parks' winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run... "What a thrill!"... That's what you'll say once you've experienced the quarter-mile, refrigerated toboggan run at speeds of 35-40 mph. The toboggan run operates weekends from the Friday after Thanksgiving through February, with extended hours during the Christmas holidays. For hours, more information, and to take a virtual ride, visit www.tobogganrun.com

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Electric

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Group Camp

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Fri Jul 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Non-Electric

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Rec Building

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Fri Jul 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Shelter

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Fri Jul 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Youth Tent

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon(Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Boating, Power
  • Cabins
  • Canoeing
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Group / Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • History Programs
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Walks, Self
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Jon Boat Rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling Station
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Mall
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Shopping
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Antiquing
  • Ball Field
  • Boat Ramp
  • Car Rentals
  • Church
  • Cottages
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Propane
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Town
  • Winery Tours
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoe Rental
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Jul 24 2014 -
Jul 24 2015
Youth Tent $20.00
Shelter $30.00-$55.00
Rec Building $100.00-$105.00
Non-Electric $10.00-$18.00
Group Camp $240.00
Electric $19.00-$29.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.70844, -85.03068
41°42'30"N, 85°1'50"W

FROM THE NORTH: I-69 SOUTH TO EXIT 154 (LAKE JAMES) FOLLOW SIGNS TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE SOUTH: I-69 NORTH TO EXIT 154 (LAKE JAMES) FOLLOW SIGNS TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE EAST: I-80/90 WEST TO EXIT 144 (I-69 SOUTH) GO SOUTH TO EXIT 154 (LAKE JAMES) FOLLOW SIGNS TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE WEST I-89/90 EAST TO EXIT 144 (I-69 SOUTH) GO SOUTH TO EXIT 154 (LAKE JAMES) FOLLOW SIGNS TO PARK ENTRANCE.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

POKAGON
450 LANE 100 LAKE JAMES
ANGOLA   IN  46703

Phone Number:

Information:  (260)833-2012
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