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Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 29 Lots of fun but CROWDED by Tandy
The toboggan track attracts so many people that some days the wait is 2-3 hours. The staff needs to be better at informing people of the expected wait time so people can plan accordingly.
August 16 Nice, but disappointing by Ralph
Beautiful park, but was very disappointed when we rented a shelter, but then had to each pay money at the gate. We drove in from Ohio, so had to pay more than those that live in Indiana.
July 21 Visitors not welcome! by Terry
We drove to Pokagon State Park, which from our house was over 100 miles to visit the campground and see if we might want to camp there sometime soon, only to be told by the gatekeeper that we could not drive through the campground on the weekends as it was a security issue. He said we would have to park in the visitor?s section and walk in to look at camp sights. I have never heard of such a thing from a state park anywhere in Indiana. What type of security issue would there be on weekends that there would not be through the week? My wife has asthma and she cannot walk far from air conditioning when it is hot out and the temperature was 88 degrees that day (7/21/12). I will tell you this though, I will never set foot in you park again and I will tell my friends not to either. Makes me ashamed to be from Indiana. I am seriously thinking about sending this email to Governor Mitch Daniels too!
May 24 first time back in 35yrs last aug by Cassy
it was great even better than i remember,as a child hope to get to see it all this summer
August 30 A Labor of Love by Patti from Michigan
we have made Pokagon Park a Labor Day Camping Ritual for 4 years now. We love it more each year
August 2 Fun!!!! by Alicia
My family had so much fun there!
July 4 summer fun by Adam
i have fun here every year. i love the beach, rooms,the pool,and game room!
November 4 Our home away from home by Beth
I have been going to Pokagon State Park since 1989 and absolutely LOVE it! I feel as though I am coming home every trip I make there. I have camped in a tent, camper, and stayed in the lodge too many times to count. My husband and I even have our favorite room in the lodge that we request each visit. Our grown children are now camping there. It is an excellant park!!!
September 19 Great camping poor trails. by Josh
The sites were great with plenty of room! Trails were not mark at all. Very disappointed in trail markings!
August 18
We LOVE Pokagon! It is close to our home, beautiful trails, kid friendly, great beach and the nature center is a great feature for young campers.
April 3 My favorite place to relax in Indiana! by Lynn D
The inn is awesome!A great place for a romantic get away or for a large family get together. But my favorite, favorite, thing is the Sunday morning bird walk with a naturalist who is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic,has a high power spotting scope, and makes enjoying nature really fun! It is a great place to go in any season!
February 25 I love this place
I spend 3 days last summer here with friends and family and we had a good time. Hope to do it again this year
February 17 Fast fun all day long
I have been to Pokagon 5 different times. If you want more information, the PBS TV show Indiana Outdoors filmed a show at Pokagon State Park.
February 6
i just loved it there. just riding was fun
January 30 Where Memories are Made by Kristy
I have been going to this park since I was a little girl. Now, my husband and I go camping with our son. I love everything about this park. There is something for all ages!!
November 16 Perfect Fall Weekend by Leslie A. Wilson
Pokagon was beautiful this weekend. The trails were perfect for walks with the dogs and getting in a bit of trail-running. Most enjoyable were all the terrific people I met. Special thanks to all the park staff, everyone was so helpful and had great attittudes. Spent some time kayaking on Lake James and enjoyed the swans and ducks. Perfect time of the year to get out on the lake for us paddlers... and the lake is so clean. Plan to make another trip over the winter to enjoy the toboggan run.
October 9 by Gene Barnes, Springfield, MO
I very much enjoyed my time in the park. We had a company management retreat. Great setting and was fun. Beautiful country.
September 8 Family Tradition
Both my parents and their parents came here when they were young. My siblings and I were taken here every summer when we were young. Now my children will be coming here every summer as I have. There is so much to do and it is awesome.
September 4 woooh! by nicoleee. im amazing.
fun. i guess. lol. haha.
July 15 Great park, but
The bathrooms are horrible. Mildew on the shower curtains, no bench to put your stuff, and the shower heads have so much iron build up that the water barely comes out. Also no soap on the sinks. Otherwise I loved the park.
June 20 One of my favorite parks by jonathan stauffer
it is so fun to go to the nature center. everyone that works there is so helpfull
May 31 I love this place by Karen
I have been going to Pokagon State Park since i was a kid every year it is a great place to go on vacation
April 28 Love the Place by Indiana Family
We camp (tent & pop-up) here 2 to 3 times a year in the newer section. We recommend it to all of our friends & family. We love the horses, the hiking, swimming and just hanging out at the campfire!
April 23 Long Time Family Vacation Spot by Tricia
My family has visited Pokagon State Park since I was a child. I now share the experience with my own family. We visit several times every summer also in spring. Hope to visit in winter as well. Beautiful!! Priceless!! Historic!!
February 2 AWESOME PLACE! by Heather from Fort Wayne
Our family took a Saturday to come up and go on the toboggan run. What a blast! It was a great time. My husband and I also came to the restaraunt at the Inn for our anniversary and it was wonderful as well. A great treasure for everyone!
January 24 fishing
January 3 Family Favorite by chrisbusto
wow! fabulous park year round. We did the winter camping and tobaggan run in dec. And last summer we did camping, biking and canoeing. i love it!
July 21 best place to just have fun
our family has ben coming here for over 25 years and have been enjoying every bit of it
July 20 Families favorite by Brewer2_2000
We have been camping here for 5 years now. The kids have so many things to do that they never get bored. The patch program keeps them buisy.
June 25 Family Oriented by Stacey
This is one of my favorite state parks. It ranks up there with Meramec state park in Missouri. Plenty to see and do for all ages.
June 19 So much to offer by Been there
Pokagon State Park has so much to offer... scenic hiking trails, bike trails, a WONDERFUL Nature Center with very knowledgeable and friendly staff, two beaches, fast/fun toboggan (winter of course), great camping, cabins,and an Inn.
May 25 Alot of fun!!!! by John Campos
I went to Pokagon as a young boy. I remember the fishing most. Now as an adult and father myself, we went last year to the park and we had a great time. This year, we are planning a camping/pontoon boat trip.
May 19 GREAT PLACE!!! by K. Sternberg
My grandparents, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins come here for three days around Christmastime. Christmas of 2007 was our 16th year here, including my entire life. SO MUCH FUN!!! I look forward to it every year! :)
May 15 Favorite place
Been camping here for at least 20 years, my parents used to bring us here, now I bring my children. We never get bored here.
May 7 camping is fun by JIM
our family comes here every year. great food, swimmng, horseback riding, hiking, & relaxing
May 4 camping is great here! by NANCY
our family has camped here for the past ten our small grandchildren come too.we all love POKAGON!!!!!!!
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