Shakamak State Park advisories
- OUTDOOR POOL CLOSED: The public outdoor swimming pool is closed for the 2020 summer season.
- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Please visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19 for a listing of what is open, closed, restricted and canceled.
Upcoming Events at Shakamak State Park
Ready to relax? Let's head for Shakamak. Three man-made lakes offer 400 acres of water for fishing and boating while a family aquatic center provides swimming fun. About two-thirds of the campsites are in a wooded area, offering cool shade in the summer and beautiful fall colors in autumn. Nearby is a play field area for family fun. A popular feature of the park is the group camp.
During the summer, pool hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.
- Picnic areas w/shelters
- Nature Center / Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal)
- Boat Launch Ramp
- Boating Motor / Elect. trolling only
- Cabins reservable
- Fishing / Ice Fishing
- Hiking Trails
- Rental - Paddleboat, Rowboat
- Rental - Recreation Building
- Basketball court
- Swimming / Pool / Water slide (Policy). Contact office for hours.
Camping - See campground maps under MAPS tab
- 7 Rent-A-Camps that sleep 6
- electricity in buildings
- picnic table, fire ring, parking spur
- drinking water supply in area
- modern restrooms / showers
- Full hook-up / 8 sites
- Electric / 114 sites
- Non-electric / 42 sites
- Maple Loop / 10 sites with two paved, accessible sites
- Group Camp
- Youth Tent Area
- Dumping Station
- Camp Store
- Picnic areas w/shelters
- Description of Hiking Trails
DESCRIPTION OF HIKING TRAILS
Note: For trail locations, view the property map under the MAPS tab.
1. MODERATE (3.95 miles)—Begins and ends near the pool area and follows the shoreline of Lake Shakamak. This is an interesting trail on which to see waterfowl and shorebirds.
2. MODERATE (1.50 miles)—Joins with Trail 1 east of the pool parking lot and proceeds through an oak forest and pine plantings, past an abandoned coal mine and returns to Trail 1, south of the group camp.
3. MODERATE (1.40 miles)—Trail 3 goes through oak woods along the north shore of Lake Lenape, to the camp store (formerly the saddle barn). Native white-tailed deer have been observed on this trail.
4. MODERATE (1.60 miles)—Joins with Trail 3. Goes through oak trees and pines. Bridges and stairs add to the beauty. This trail takes you out to the campground.
5. MODERATE (2.2 Miles)- Hike along the scenic shore and Dam of Lake Kickapoo. Take in the beautiful aquatic view of Lake Kickapoo while bird watching for waterfowl and shorebirds.
6. EASY MULTI-USE (1.08 miles)– This multi-use trail can be used for hiking or biking. There are no bridges or stair structures. The trail winds through an oak and pine forest.
7. EASY MULTI-USE (1.60 miles) – This multi-use trail can be used for hiking or biking. There are no bridges or stair structures. The trail winds through an oak and pine forest, and white-tailed deer have been observed on the trail.
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.