Pokagon State Park - Fremont, IN - Indiana State Parks

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Location

Address
450 Ln 100 Lake James
State/Province
Zip Code
Latitude
41.70
Longitude
-85.03
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Welcome to Pokagon State Park
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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Amenities

Within Facility
ACTIVITIES
Cross Country Skiing
Nature Center/Interpretive Naturalist Services
Picnicking/Shelters
(Shelter Reservations)
Meeting & Conference Facilities
Picnicking
Playground Equipment
Rental - Paddleboat, Rowboat and Pontoon
Rental - Recreation Building
Saddle Barn with escorted rides (260) 833-6007
Sand Volley Ball Court
Swimming / Beach
Toboggan Run (seasonal)

CAMPING
Electric / 200 sites
Non-Electric / 73 sites
Camp, Group
Youth Tent Areas
Dumping Station
Camp Store
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