Jasonville, IN 47438
Shakamak State Park advisories
- TRAIL DAMAGE: Due to recent storms and rain, some trail structures have suffered damage, with Trail 3 receiving the most damage. Portions of Trail 3 remain closed until clean-up crews can finish repairs and clear the way. Please keep this in mind and use caution while hiking. Check back here or on Facebook for updates. Thank you for your patience.
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, Kayak
- Rental - Recreation Building
- Basketball court
- Swimming / Pool / Water slide (Policy). Contact office for hours.
Camping - See campground maps under MAPS tab
- Full hook-up / 8 sites
- Electric / 114 sites
- Non-electric / 42 sites
- Maple Loop / 10 sites with two paved, accessible sites
- Group Camp
- Dumping Station
- Camp Store
- Picnic areas w/shelters
- 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.