Pokagon State Park Campground


Enjoy electric or non-electric campsites at pokagon state park campground. The park also has a large Group Camp and five Youth Tent Camps. The Camp Store will have any last minute needs.

Campsite check in/out time is 2 pm, except on Sundays and holidays when it is 5 pm.


Pokagon State Park Campground features 200 electric (Class A) sites in Campgrounds 1, 3, 4 and 5. In Campground 3, sites 366, 368, 374 and 376 are ADA accessible. These modern campsites include:

Non-Electric Sites

Pokagon State Park Campground features 73 non-electric (Class B) sites in Campground 2. These campsites include:
youth tent area

youth tent area

The Youth Tent Area at Pokagon State Park, which has 5 camping areas, is for
youth tent camps

Youth Tent Camp sites include


The ADA accessible Group Camp has 12 cabins with an occupancy of 6-8 per cabin (for a total of 78), and a counselor cabin with an occupancy of 14. It also has a well-equipped commercial-style kitchen, dining hall, craft room, outdoor wash station, 2 bunkhouses that sleep 18 people each, basketball court, volleyball court, picnic tables, charcoal grills, seasonal dock, lake view, and parking for up to 21 vehicles. Capacity of 120 May-October; capacity of 50 November-April.


Pokagon State Park operates a Camp Store near the Campground Gatehouse. It opens seasonally and supplies campers with wood, ice, food, drinks, other camping necessities, and souvenirs. (260) 833-1730

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)*:

9 am – 9 pm Monday – Saturday
11 am – 7 pm Sunday

* May be open some earlier weekends in May, and hours are subject to change. 


Following are the standard camping rates from late April through early November. For rates outside of these dates, call Pokagon State Park directly at (260) 833-2012. Rate information is also available when you make online reservations.

All Pokagon State Park guests, including campers and Inn guests, will pay a one-time entrance fee upon arrival.

NOTE: Listed rates do not include taxes. Rates are subject to change throughout the year.

Youth Tent Camp

(10 people at $2 each, additional people are $2 each)

Group Camp

Winter Camping: When the temperatures begin to fall in November the campgrounds switch to winter rates and services. Campground 3 is open all winter, with one heated comfort station (modern restrooms/showers) and water fill station available. Regular rates and services resume in mid-March to late April, depending on weather forecasts. Full services are available May-October.


Reservations for the campgrounds at Pokagon State Park can be made up to 6 months in advance. There are now 2 ways to make reservations

Campsite Reservability

All campsites are now reservable, so reservations are recommended. Campsites not reserved are available on a “first-come first-served” basis, but you cannot count on their availability, especially during the summer.

Holiday Weekend Minimum Stay

On holiday weekends campers are required to reserve three nights. For all major holidays within the reservation season, if the holiday is on a Friday the required stay will be Thursday through Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Monday the required minimum stay will be Friday through Sunday. If the holiday falls on a weekday it will just be a regular one night minimum stay


Changes or cancellations made up to the close of the business day prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in a $10 cancellation fee per reservation. For cancellations made on or after your scheduled arrival date you will forfeit the first nights camping fee and may be subject to additional fees per reservation, and you must contact the campground directly

Weekend Minimum Stay

There is a requirement of two nights on the non-holiday weekends: Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday.

Maximum Stay

Campers are limited to a maximum stay of 14 nights. After 14 nights the campers must vacate the property for 48 hours before they can reregister for an additional stay


$5 site/date/property change, made through the call center only. Transfers not done on the day of or after arrival. Reservations may not be transferred to dates outside the reservation season at the property requested. The park does not give refunds for unused days

Note: Fees, operating hours and other details may change during the year. Swimming pools and beaches may close toward the end of the summer when lifeguards are unavailable.


Please do your part to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


Many family pets do not seem to enjoy the camping experience nearly as much as their humans. The unfamiliarity and confusion of a busy campground and being constantly on a leash seem to upset some animals. Excessive noise and not cleaning up after pets leads to many complaints from other campers. Campers are responsible for their pets at all times. Do not leave them unattended. Pets must be on a leash 6 feet or less, in length.


Each site is outfitted with one picnic table. Borrowing tables from other sites is not allowed and creates discord when they must be retrieved for the site from which they were taken.


Reducing congestion and visitor safety are the reasons for the “one mode of transportation per site” rule. Additional vehicles must be parked in designated campground parking lots.

Number of people/tents per site

Six people is the maximum number allowed at a campsite. Each site may have two tents or one camper and one small tent.


Alcohol is strictly forbidden in the youth camps. At other properties, both daily visitors and campers are asked to be responsible when drinking alcohol. Possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is against the law in Indiana, and this will be enforced.

Nails and Wires

Nails and wires for suspending lanterns and patio lights can cause serious damage to trees. Burn damage permanently scars or kills trees.

Fires and Firewood

Fires may be built only in the fire rings provided. Collecting firewood in state parks is prohibited. Firewood is for sale at the park concession or campground store.

Visitors to your site

Day visitors are welcome. They must park in the campground parking lot and may walk to your campsite. Campground hours are 7am until 11pm each day.

Age of Campers

At least one person at the campsite must be 18 years old. The responsible party registering for the campsite shall remain at the site for the entire stay.

Length of stay

Maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. A minimum of Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday is required for weekend reservations.

Setup of campsite

May begin after check out time on the first day, and the site must be clear by check out on the last day, except Sunday or Monday of a holiday weekend, when you may stay until 5pm. Campgrounds are closed at 11pm, and no set-up of campsites may occur after midnight.

Renewing campsites

Campers are requested to renew sites by 10am.

RV Rentals

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