Attraction Category: Scenic Hike and State ParkAttraction Tags: Angola Indiana State Park, Attraction Angola Indiana, Attraction I-69, Attraction Indiana, Attraction Interstate 69, Attraction US 20, Attraction US Highway 20, Family Attraction Angola Indiana, Family Attraction Indiana, and Indiana State Park
Pokagon State Park is located near Angola Indiana, 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 State Park 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.
- More Attraction DetailsSave to ListAddress: 450 Ln 100 Lake James
Angola, Indiana 46737Phone: (260) 833-2012Hours: Daily: 8:30 am-4:30 pmAttraction Facilities:
- Conference Rooms
- Swim Beach
- Local Points of InterestLocal Restaurants:
Gauntlet Food and Games, Pizza King, Village Kitchen, Rice Bowl Restaurant, The Hatchery, Aunti V's, Caruso's Restaurant, Moe's Southwest Grill, Tasty Pizza, Monument Pizza Pub, Great Wall BuffetLocal Shopping:
Meijer, Ahi Chihuahua, Aunt Millies Bakery Outlet, Jones Produce, North Wayne Plaza, Calicos & Collectibles, Smith Enterprises Tire Town, G.I. Jodi's, Affordable Fashions, Touch of Lace Inc, Panache SalonSpa, SmartStyle Hair Salon
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