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“Very nice place to relax or hike”
Review of Pokagon State Park

Pokagon State Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Angola
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was our second visit. We very much enjoyed our time there.

Admission for out of state guest to enter the park was $7 (car load). We walked the moderate hiking path. It was very nice with signs along the way and a Nature Center with bathrooms.

The dinning room is in the Inn of the resort. It is nice and casual. We had the brunch buffet for about $15 per person. It was nicely set up and offered a variety of selections. Everything seemed fresh. The service was fine. We had a table facing the lake. The gift shop there is very nice with lots of merchandise.

The state park has playgrounds for kids, walking trails, horseback riding, swimming, cabins for rent and picnic areas. We noticed that you can also rent paddle boats. Our day there was very relaxed and enjoyable. We will be going back maybe later this fall and may also go in the winter for the toboggan run.

Thank bh1718
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Let me first say that the park and lake are beautiful, great scenery and good fishing. The problem is the Potawatomi Inn. The Inn itself is nice but here are the problems: First, of the six people we dealt with at the front desk two were pleasant while the other four didn't want to be there and it showed. Tried to engage the four in conversation and it was a painful experience as they could of cared less about customer service. Second was the restaurant. The food was decent but the service was ridiculous. For breakfast, it took ten minutes before a server came over to even take our order and trying to get coffee refills was a chore. Dinner was even worse, the dining room was not even busy and the guy we had as a server had the attitude of wanting to be anywhere but there. For the price, it is not worth staying here as long as the ones running this inn allow the workers to act the way the do. I would not and will not go back to this inn.

Thank brian c
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We've been coming here for 20 years for our family reunion ... beautiful state park. Very nice lodge with a decent restaurant ... close to the town of Angola so you can easily drive to town for meals. Very nice lake. You can rent boats, take a trail ride, hay ride (on weekends). Wonderful atmosphere. Low key. The lodge rooms are comfortable, nothing fancy. Consider the historic rooms or cabins to save on cost. Fun indoor swimming pool that is great for kids as it has a big shallow section. Also a fun craft room where you can create treasures!

1  Thank Nancy_Jim
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you want to stay in their lodge you need to make reservation more than a year in advance! The Ta bogon Slide is a great attraction. Make sure it is running if you go in the winter.

Thank James R
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were just passing through, so we didn't stay the night. But they had a lot to do and kept us busy. We went paddle boating and hung out in the lodge. We didn't go horseback riding, but the girls running the stable were nice enough to let the kids pet the horses and schmooze with us. While we were there, the power went out. Nonetheless, they kept the small-animal exhibit building open for us to browse around in. Highly recommended.

1  Thank JBH613
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