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Pokagon State Park

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Address: 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703-7597
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+1 260-833-2012
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08:00 - 16:00
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Pokagon is an Indiana State Park located in Angola, Indiana, on the shores...

Pokagon is an Indiana State Park located in Angola, Indiana, on the shores of Lake James. Pokagon has both electric and non-electric campsites, as well as a youth tent area and group camp. There a two swiming beaches at Pokagon along with miles of hiking trails, a bike trail, a Nature Center open daily and the Potawatomi Inn and Conference Center. In the winter, Pokagon is home to a refrigerated toboggan run. Because of it is refrigerated, it does not need snow to go and is open from the day after Thanksgiving until the last weekend in February.

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Just a drive through but beautiful!

Weather was not really state park outdoors weather, but it was a beautiful drive and looks like it would be fantastic to rent a cabin or enjoy a hike. For winter, the toboggan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Kokomo, Indiana
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather was not really state park outdoors weather, but it was a beautiful drive and looks like it would be fantastic to rent a cabin or enjoy a hike. For winter, the toboggan run looks like a blast.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My one rating is for the restaurant only. It is Monday, the restaurant is not busy. I waited well over 15 minutes for a waitress. I took that time to look over the menu and decided on the walleye. Then I waited even longer. Finally, I realized after several glances from staff I was not going to be waited on-I... More 

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not have a good experience at the Potawatomi Inn. They have a separate page so we will share your comments with them. We hope the rest of your visit at Pokagon was pleasant. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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176 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Our first trip up from Indianapolis. The first thing we did was visit the nature center which was very nice with a great bird feeding/watching area. Our main interest was the toboggan run and everyone had a lot of fun! I will worn you that carrying the toboggan back up the hill is a killer. After just a few runs,... More 

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pokagon State Park. We hope you can visit again soon! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fun place for hiking, camping, biking and sledding. We enjoy this park. Fun for all seasons and the nature center is great. Miss Fred though.

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Pokagon State Park. We are glad you enjoy your visits and hope to see you again soon! More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

First time to visit to ride the Toboggan. Lots of people. Very popular. However it was worth the waiting in line. Would like to visit the park in the warm months.

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. We hope you get to visit in the summer. Pokagon is truly a year round park!! More 

Columbia City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an Indiana DNR Inn. The inn is charming but not real classy. Hey, it is a state parks inn, not the Conrad. The restaurant is decent and serves an array of items. This is a good place for a self-contained (everything on site) winter get away. It is also a good warm weather place.

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your visit. We will share your comments with the Potawatomi Inn. Hope you can visit again soon! More 

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is amazing! We came in the winter to do the toboggan, and it was a TON of fun. We had kids with us, as young as 3 years old, and they all loved it. There was a decent wait for the toboggan, but they have a good system, and we expected it on a warm weekend. I want... More 

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your visit with us. We hope you can visit us again soon! More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Pokagon is one of Indiana's nicest State Parks; The grounds are well maintained and the employees are friendly and helpful. Between camping and staying at the Inn we are at the the park 3-4 times a year. When were camping we stay stay in the 100 Section, this is the old W P A built area on Lake James. (you... More 

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Pokagon12, Front Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pokagon State Park. We are glad you enjoy your time with us. Visit again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My sister and I were thrilled to take my niece and nephew here over Christmas break, as we had been talking about visiting for a couple of years. We are a three hour drive away (six hour round trip) and knew the trip would take an entire day. Tripadvisor was extremely helpful in helping us plan, but we were not... More 

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Pokagon12, Front Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We will take all of your comments under advisement and share with park management. Hope you can visit again soon! More 

Huntington, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went with our son and his family. We use to go when our kids were little. Apparently this has become a popular place over the last 30 years. It was New Years Day, and it was packed. We waited about 50 min for a toboggan and then waited another 35 in line for the run. We got to do... More 

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Pokagon12, Office Manager at Pokagon State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments. During the holiday season, the toboggan can be quite busy. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the lines are shorter and depending upon how quickly you get back to the top, you can get in more runs. Hope you can visit us again! More 

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