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Pokagon State Park

Angola, Indiana


450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, Indiana 46703
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Sites: 273
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.70804
Longitude: -85.02096

Elevation: 1023' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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16 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed just one night while traveling. Off season weekday, Park was not crowded. This State Park is huge!! Nice hiking trails, and people were enjoying the bike trails and paved park roads. Our site was larger and had nice tree/shrub buffers for privacy. When Park is full this would be a premium site. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
315
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is an Inn and restaurant in the park. Planning to do a family meetup next year with non RV owning family staying at the Inn. Park has a toboggan run, could be a fun winter camp experience. Very convenient to expressway, but park is so large there was zero highway noise. Being from Michigan we were charged $9 day use fee on top of site fee and 17% tax.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the great Indiana state parks. The only trick is that you have to pay the state park entry fee to get into the campground the first time you enter so expect an extra $10 charge. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
339 - Loop 3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We got one of the last available RV spots online during an August weekend. The park was full with lots of active families and their barking dogs. Everyone was friendly and on vacation. The dump station was close by as well as a nearby portable water supply since it was electric only. Our site #344 was fairly level but pretty close to our neighbors side to side and back. So much so they kept apologizing for being too loud. By Sunday night it had emptied and was quiet. We stayed three nights. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
344
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Did laundry at Fremont Coin Laundry and had lunch at its local cafe (only open til 1pm).

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Review Count: 249
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

I booked site 389 on-line and could not get into it. It was also a mess with weeds, etc. As the park was full I had to drive up to the main office and ask for a new site. I eventually was put on site 308. Very short & very unlevel, but I had 50 amps!!!! The state park itself is beautiful and has a lot of facilities, but this is a campground review. The campground needs updating. During the night a group of tenters made a home on my lot & picnic table. I told them that they were on my site and asked them to move. Next I had a security guard knocking on my door (and woke me up) to tell me that he had made them move. Lots of noise and kids and mosquitoes. Very disappointing. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
308
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first visit at this park , and was not disappointed. The restroom shower houses in loop 300 and beach were clean during our visit . They are out dated but in good condition. All roads are paved, loop 300 most sites had fresh stone put down. Camp store had the normal essentials. You could borrow a wagon to haul the firewood to your site. Just looking at other loop IMHO loop 300 had the larger sites for bigger rigs. You could still pick up some local TV stations We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
317
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Trails bike and hiking, They have horse back guided trails , pony rides and hay ride on weekends. Nice beach has a snack bar with ice cream and hot dogs,. Shopping outlet mall nearby, Walmart and Meijer within 7 miles. Wild Winds Buffalo reserve in Fremount

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful state park with great access from I-69. Nice paved roads and helpful signage provide good access to camping area. There is a fresh water fill station before campground entrance. Only one campground area (300) was open, the others were closed for the winter. We followed the written instructions and picked a site, then paid at the park office during office hours (our cost was for out-of-state rates +tax). We chose a level pull through (#388). The rolling terrain and some standing water made some of the sites undesirable for RVs. The 30 amp service at the site was fine. The dump station was situated in one of the loops so we had to drive around the whole 300 area to get to it and it worked as designed. The state park is really lovely. Lots of walking trails, an inn with a restaurant, cabins, on the shores of a lake, winter activities, and beautiful Mother Nature. We would not hesitate to return, especially at this time of year when it was not crowded. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
388
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

The park is not unlike all of the other state parks we've visited. They are all beautiful in their own right and Pokagon was definitely no exception. It is hilly, (mostly) green, and located on the shores of Lake James (a public lake). The campsites were large and campsite 429 was huge. We think that site 429 use to be two sites that they made into one because it had a large whole in the center of it were another burn pit use to be. Most of the site was dirt with a few occasional grass patches. The actual camping pad was also just dirt, unlike the gravel found at most state parks. The sites were also fairly shaded with lots of trees covering most of the grounds. The playground was nice for the littler kids, but our six year olds were pretty bored with it after a few minutes. The park did offer a wide variety of activities. The have a cool refrigerated toboggan run but it is only operated throughout November-February. They have a pretty nice little nature center with a lot of live turtles, snakes, fish, and frogs. The beach is very nice, but small. The water is pretty clean, shallow, and has a sandy bottom. We don't want to be harsh, but he bathhouses are gross. The showers were dingy and dirty, paint was peeling off the walls, the floor tiles were cracked and dirty, and there were lots of cob webs. There are two dump stations located in the various loops of the campground. This is a bit odd as they are located in the campground loops, like on the main drag to exit the loop, which means that on Sunday morning there is a huge traffic jam of campers blocking the road right in the middle of the campground. On top of that, the dump station in the loop we camped in was pretty small. Our 30 ft camper barely fit in the station. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
429
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Generally nice campground in a State Park with lots of family-oriented amenities and activities. Roads are paved. The gravel sites range from open and sunny to shaded with good privacy, and were mostly level. Note that not all loops have electric hookups, so pay attention when choosing your site. Only one modern bathhouse was open this early in the season. The restroom facilities were as clean as could be expected given their age, but the showers were rather grim with lukewarm water at best. The shower curtain appeared to be from last season, which is odd, as you would expect that to be one of the first things they would replace when preparing for the new year. Otherwise, we had a very pleasant, restful stay for one night. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We were reserved in the 100 loop - (Site 111). The restrooms in this loop were sketchy. When we got to our site, we were only able to pull into our site by using the site across from us. Once we got into it, we discovered that the only electricity available was at either of the neighboring sites. Our cord needed to be three times longer, so we were in trouble, as the temperature was going to get down to 39 degrees that night. We left our site and went up to the check in. They sent up a DNR guy to help us. Meanwhile, the people in the site across from us arrived and had to use our site to pull in. The DNR saw all our problems and very nicely put us into the 500 loop. The 500 loop is flat and easy to get into and out of. The bathroom is clean and nice. The 100 loop was much more interesting and rustic, but we were just as happy to switch. All of the DNR people we spoke to were the nicest people. BUT there is no hot water in the showers. It would be better to install pay showers and get hot water. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the 500 loop again. Fewer sites in this small loop so the restrooms stay cleaner. There was a NO hot water Saturday. But otherwise a great trip. We enjoyed the bike trail and nature center. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the 500 loop. It was a challenge maneuvering our 30' travel trailer, but worth the extra work pulling in as the sites were very private and spacious. This is one of the smaller loops so the comfort station serviced fewer campsites and was always clean. Our kids enjoyed crafts at the Potawatomi Inn. I recommend trail 7. Two dump stations available, but both are in rather strange places in the middle of the 300 and 400 loops rather than on the way out. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Pokagon State Park is a great park with lots of activities. It has a nice bike trail, nature center with helpful staff (the summer months there are lots of activities for kids, including feeding the critters that live at the center), saddle barn and bridle trails, beach on Lake James, and miles of hiking trails. The bathrooms are only okay, but the campsites are for the most part great: good sized and well shaded. We did have to come in the wrong way on what was marked as a one-way street; the only way to angle our trailer into the site. The Potawatomi Inn is very nice and has a restaurant and pool, and the park has a Toboggan slide in the winter. Close access to the Indiana Toll Road and I-69 are pluses. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 59

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations on the state park site; the site location and information stated that the site was 50' long. On arrival (and paying an additional $7 entry fee) we drove through the park and when entering the campground loop were confronted by 180 degree turns with poles and trees close to the road, along with park cars. The site itself was heavily treed and too small for our coach; even if we could fit it would have required pulling into and backing out due to trees on each side and narrow access road. It was not level and was not wide enough to allow slideouts on both sides, let alone an awning. After a tortuous attempt and slow escape from the loop, we requested and received a refund with the comment from the park ranger that "I guess we'll have to measure those sites someday". The park itself is very extensive and beautifully maintained; however it IS NOT easily assessable for a 40' motor home and tow - I would not recommend for anything over 36'. We'll have to pass on this otherwise beautiful park. We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Very good state park. Heavily treed, very quiet during the week. Lots of sites fairly well spaced, although we were given a pull through that was fairly close to the ones on either side of us. Many of the back-in sites were quite large and well separated from their neighboring sites. We were only passing through on a long trip so we were only interested in a quiet place to stop overnight and we were not disappointed. We are planning a return visit later this season, and may well stay there again! We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Pokagon has so much to offer, from bike paths to horseback riding. The trailride is a little pricey and the mosquitos were terrible, but it was still a great weekend. The beach is excellent, although a hike down a hill to get to it, so carrying your gear is a pain (especially back up). We were in loop 4. The kids liked riding their bikes down the hilly roads. The roads are paved, but narrow, and most are one-way. Loop 3 had pull through sites, and two shower houses. The shower/toilet facilities are all pretty dated, but they were always clean. What's nice it the location. Very convenient to the highway, but not so close that you hear it at night. Angola has a Meijers and a Menards within a 10 minute drive which is very convenient for purchasing supplies. The downside is the majority of the sites are not shareable, they aren't very deep and it would be difficult for more than 1 family per site, and the park limits 1 car per site, and overflow parking is kind of far away. Compared to the large sites at Potato Creek in Indiana, where sharing would be a breeze, I wouldn't recommend it here. I will definitely return! We camped at Pokagon State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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