Shakamak State Park

:: Shakamak State Park ::

Shakamak State Park, located just three miles from the town of Jasonville, consists of three man-made lakes and over 400 acres of water for great Shakamak fishing and boating. The land consisted of unmanaged forests and abandoned coal mines when Clay County, Greene County, and Sullivan County donated it to the State of Indiana in the 1920's.

Shakamak State Park owes its name to the Indians, meaning "river of the long fish". Early residents of the area mined coal from shaft mines, farmed and operated several mills and brick plants in the area. In the early 1930's, the Civilian Conservation Corps workers developed the park.

Shakamak State Park offers many facilities such as, tennis courts, a swimming pool with a 20 foot plus slide, picnic areas, hiking trails, personal and family cabin and boat rentals, several fishing piers, a campground and a large group camp. Enjoy a family picnic in one of the many shelter houses with fireplaces and playgrounds for the kiddies. The group camp consists of dorms, showerhouse, kitchen and dining facilities. Shakamak State Park cabins are equipped with electric range, refrigerator, showers, modern restrooms, beds and wood burning stoves. A new family cabin overlooking the old beach area, is a duplex and is also available for rent. Reserve early as these get booked often throughout the year.

In the past Shakamak State Park has been host to kayak races, state and national swimming competitions, BMW motorcycle club get togethers, 4-H and church camps, and bicycle tours. Visitors to Shakamak State Park could hike along one of the four incredible scenic trails, fish on one of the numerous fishing piers, take a scenic drive through the park, paddle boat ride on one of the three Shakamak lakes, swim in the pool with the awesome slide, or horseback ride on one of the horses at the Shakamak stables. Accomodations at Shakamak State Park, for Jasonville, Indiana visitors, include the Shakamak State Park campground or one of the many Shakamak cabins ...You are sure to enjoy your stay in Jasonville "The Gateway to Shakamak".

The naturalists in the Shakamak State Park nature center are available to answer questions about the wildlife that inhabits the park during certain times of the season. Mammals such as white-tailed deer, raccoon, fox squirrel, and red fox are commonly seen by the park visitors along with various birds such as the cardinal (the Indiana state bird), nuthatches, bluejays, redheaded woodpeckers and an abundance of waterfowl. You never know what you may see when hiking Shakamak trails.

Shakamak State Park Nature Center Hours Of Operation:

Shakamak Nature Center ActivitiesFor a schedule of all the cool Nature Center activities by Shakamak's Interpretive Naturalists For a list of Nature Center Activies Please contact Shakamak State Park.

Nature Center Activities: Activities include Hikes, Walks, interpretive demonstrations and talks and more. Learn about fishing, birds, recycling, masked bandits and more...Participate in these fun filled events for young and old alike.

Shakamak State Park Patch Program: Come to the Nature Center to find out the requirements for becoming a Smokey’s Friend (5-7 years old), Jr. Naturalist (8 years old and up), and Hoosier Ecologist (Jr. Naturalist Graduates). Or continue working on your special projects or identification quizzes. No groups please.

Annual Special Events at Shakamak State Park

Some activities at Shakamak State Park include:

Easter Egg Hunt

InShape Walk- Get InShape at Shakamak State Park for the annual InShape Walk. Are you a member of InShape Indiana? Be a healthy Hoosier, find out more information and join today.

Free Fishing Weekend Indiana residents, 17 and older, who would need a valid license to fish public waters, can head out to Shakamak State Park for free. Children younger than 17 are not required to have a fishing license at any time during the regular fishing season.

History Day -Model A's will be showcased by the swimming pool at Shakamak State Park.

Pow Wow - September A Pow Wow will be held which includes indian dancers, drums and native craft vendors.

Halloween Weekend -It's a Halloween Spooktacular at Shakamak State Park. Decorate campsites, trick or treating, games, snacks, face painting, haunted house, pumpkin rolling, sack and spoon races, hayride, storytime, costume contest.


Shakamak State Park Cabin Rental Fees and Options: Cabin reservations can be made at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website Shakamak State Park Campground MapIndiana Online Reservations

Shakamak State Park CabinCabins 9-26... Available April - November: These cabins accomodate a maximum of 6 people and include a double bed, 2 sets of bunk beds, table and chairs, kitchen with sink, electric range and refrigerator, bathroom with sink, stand up shower and flush stool, wood burning stove for heat, fire ring with swing away grill, along with a dock and fishing pier area. Note: These cabins do not include linens, cooking, and eating utensils and firewood.

Cabins B, C & D... Open Year Round: These cabins offer the same amenities as cabins 9-26 but also offer electric heat and a small living area. They are not situated on the water and do not have docks or piers.

Shakamak State Park Lakeview CabinLakeview A&B... Open Year Round: Lakeview A & B accommodate a maximum of 8 people. Each side of the duplex offers 1 queen bed, 1 queen sofa sleeper, 2 sets of bunk beds, glass top range, microwave, and coffee pot. Some cooking utensils and cookware excluding eating utensils are provided. The cabin has a bathroom with tub/shower, flush stool and sink, along with a living area with plush sofa and sitting chairs. Lakeview A&B overlooks Lake Shakamak and has a private dock and fishing pier. A fire ring and swing away grill is also available.

Cabin 1... Open Year Round: Cabin 1 now has a new bathroom and the kitchen and floors have been remodeled along with new beds and new curtains.

Rent a Camp: The rent a camp is available from April to November. There are a total of 7 cabins to accommodate a maximum of 6 people each. The cabins are located in the primitive campground and offer a full sized bed, 2 sets of bunk beds, and table and chairs. They have electricity but no running water, and no bathroom or kitchen area. These cabins allow you access to the shower house in the class b campground.

Shakamak State Park Group Camp Mess HallShakamak State Park Group Camp: The newly remodeled Shakamak State Park Group Camp is the perfect place for your club, group or organization to hold your special event. The group camp is complete with a mess hall, cooks quarters, 12 bunkers, nurses station, office, lighted recreation field, craft hall, and showerhouse with restrooms. The renovations include restrooms and showers, heat and air conditioning in all the cabin bunkers with counters and stoves coming soon. The group camp can be rented by utilizing the whole camp or as seperate cabins. Check with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for pricing.

Group Camp Photos:

Shakamak State Park Group Camp Dining Hall

The group camp is a great place to hold your wedding or special event.

Shakamak State Park Group Camp Bunker Cabins

The bunker cabins are newly remodeled and have bunk beds, restrooms, and showers.

Shakamak State Park Group Camp Dining Hall

The Shakamak State Park group camp mess / dining hall has a kitchen for preparing your meals.

Shakamak State Park Group Camp Bunker Cabin

The cabin bunkers all have been renovated with new windows and doors.

 

Shakamak State Park Swimming Pool

Shakamak State Park Swimming Pool:

Contact Shakamak State Park for hours of operation and pricing.

Shakamak State Park Camp Store Information:

The camp store is opened in the summer and on weekends in the spring and fall. The camp store offers camping supplies, bait, ice cream, snacks, refreshments, souveniers, firewood and ice. The park camp store is located beside the swimming pool entrance. Contact Shakamak State Park for hours of operation.

Shakamak State Park Horse Stables:

The horse stables are located near the entrance to Shakamak State Park. They offer trail rides, pony rides and hayrides.

****Shakamak Horse Stable Reservations: Call (812)665-2203 or make reservations in person before 5pm


Location and Contact Information:
Shakamak State Park
6265 W. St. Rd. 48
Jasonville, IN 47438
812-665-2158

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:: Shakamak State Park Fees ::

Entrance Fees:

Please see the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website for current pricing of entrance fees, boat rentals, lake permits, swimming pool fees, log cabin and shelter fees, camping and boat rental fees.

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