Pokagon State Park is open every day, year-round, from 7 am to 11 pm. (However, some park features have reduced hours and are only open seasonally.)
Pokagon State Park Entrance Fees
All visitors must pay pokagon state park entrance fees unless they have an annual entrance permit. This applies to all campers and Inn/Cabin guests. Everybody must pay a one-time entrance fee. If you are staying at the Inn, a cabin, or campground, then you get a pass to get into the park for free during your stay. You just have to pay that first time.
$7.00 In-State Daily Entrance Fee
For noncommercial vehicles with Indiana license plates, everyday including holidays. Admits driver and passengers.
$9.00 Out-of-State Daily Entrance Fee
For noncommercial vehicles with out-of-state license plates, everyday including holidays. Admits driver and passengers.
$2.00 Daily Fee
For each person, 5 years old and older, entering as a pedestrian, on bicycle or horseback.
Passenger Vans/School Buses with no Scheduled Group Program/Motorcoaches/Commercial buses
$2.00 per person, ages 5 years and above.
Groups with program reservations
$1.00 per person program fee.
$50.00 Annual entrance permit
Admits noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee.* Good from January 1, until December 31, of the year issued. You can buy annual permits from The Mother Nature’s Mercantile
$70.00 Non-resident annual entrance permit
Admits non-Indiana resident noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee.* Good from January 1, until December 31, of the year issued.
$25.00 Golden Hoosier Passport
For Indiana residents who are at least 65 years of age or a resident eligible for Social Security disability payments under 42 U.S. C. 401 (proof of eligibility must be presented at time of purchase and disabled individual must be present in the vehicle at time of use); admits noncommercial vehicle, driver, and passengers. Good from January 1 until December 31 of the year issued. Price is 1/2 the Resident Annual Entrance Permit.*
Golden Hoosier Permit Special Cases:
Indiana residents who are former POW’s or their surviving spouses are entitled to a free Indiana Golden Hoosier Permit. These are mailed automatically at the beginning of each year. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana residents who qualify for a DAV1 or DAV2 license plate, may purchase an Indiana Golden Hoosier Permit regardless of age. Please present a completed form 32584 (Certificate of Eligibility for Veteran License Plates) at the time of purchase.
*DNR Annual Entrance Permits and Golden Hoosier Passports are not valid at Indiana Historic Sites that charge an entrance fee.