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Pokagon State Park Campground

450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, Indiana 46703 USA

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“beautiful stone and log structures”

For cars, trucks and campers, the entrance fee is $7 per vehicle for in-state plates and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state plates, seven days a week including holidays. For pedestrians, bicycles, buses and passenger vans, the entrance fee is $2 per person. When staying overnight, you will be required to pay the entrance fee the first time you enter and your receipt will serve as your in/out pass the remainder of your stay. In-state annual entrance permits (AEPs) are $50. Out-of-state annual entrance permits are $70. Golden Hoosier permits are $25.

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Reviewed by
CSnapp

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 03, 2015
Rated 5.0

The winter highlight here is, of course, the toboggan run. Face your fears and flex your muscles. The toboggan run at Pokagon State Park is not for the weak bodied or weak minded. Tobogganers reach speeds of up to 40mph screaming down iced steel chutes. Super fun! Then, you must carry your 50 lb sled the 1/4 mile back - all uphill. A nice fire pit midway up is good for warming cold toes, and then you get to do it all again.

Cross country skis are available for rent at a truly inspirational lodge built in the 1930s by the CCC, where we also made s'mores in the gigantic fireplace. A nice Nature Center features live native critters and tons of taxidermy, and was filled with charming old-school exhibits on the history of Indiana and the park itself. A ranger-led nature hike out onto the frozen lake taught us about identifying animal tracks and Indiana's glacial history.

We had such a great time, we made a pact to make this an annual winter getaway. And maybe even slip in a weekend in the summer!

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Reviewed by
cuttheham

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June 29, 2017
Rated 5.0

Beautiful ! We were just passing through Angola but it was a nice place to stop for the night ! Only thing I didn't like was they still charge you the park entrance fee on top of the camping spot. I think it should be included but that's just me

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Mark & Renee

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October 15, 2015
Rated 4.0

Very clean & well maintained. We really enjoyed our visit!

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Pokagon State Park Campground

450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, Indiana
46703 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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State park or forest
Back In RV Sites Count
15
Max Length
40ft
Max Stay
14
Pull Through RV Sites Count
13
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Year Round
Season Start
Year Round
Sites Count
273
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Pull Through
  • Dump Station
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
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