Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park- Enjoy The Thrill

toboggan run at pokagon state park

The Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park operates from Thanksgiving through February.  The Pokagon Toboggan Run is refrigerated and operates with or without snow.  During Covid only one run was in operation.  Hopefully by Thanksgiving 2022 Covid will be a distant memory and the Toboggan Run can once again accommodate 90,000 riders once again.

operation of TOBOGGAN RUN at pokagon state park

The toboggan run at Pokagon State Park is a 1,780-foot long and 90-foot tall refrigerated twin track. The top recorded speed on the Pokagon State Park toboggan run is 42 mph. It is located in Pokagon State Park, Indiana. The tobboggan run in Pokagon state park is one of the tallest and fastest toboggan runs in the United States.

The toboggan run at Pokagon State Park operates during the weekends (Saturdays 11 am – 6 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm), from Thanksgiving weekend through February, with or without snow. Hours are extended during the holiday season, and the Toboggan is open New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents’ Day.

This notice was in operation during the 2021 season because of covid.  This may or may not be the case in the 2023 Pokagon Toboggan season.

Note: This season the toboggan run will be operating with only one track. There may be longer than usual wait times. Plan to arrive early if you are traveling from more than an hour away. The wait list starts taking guest names after the first 100 people enter the toboggan area, and it is first-come, first-served. Guests may no longer be added to the wait list when maximum capacity is reached.

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TOBOGGAN Run at pokagon state park RENTAL INFO

  • Cost is $13/hour per toboggan (tax included).
  • Cash, check, and Visa/MasterCard accepted.
  • During winter fees are collected on Friday nights and on weekends when the run is open.
  • A driver’s license or state issued ID is required as deposit and rents up to 4 toboggans.
  • No all day rentals.
  • No group reservations or group rates.
  • Sleds rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Entrance fees to park apply for toboggan renters.


  • Face coverings and gloves must be worn to rent and ride the toboggans.
  • Refrigerated track – snow is not needed to operate.
  • Because of Covid,  only one track will be in operation, so the lines may be longer than normal.
  • Renters are guaranteed one ride per hour during peak times.
  • Toboggan will close if air temperatures drop to 0 degrees F or below at the track.
  • Warming center restrooms open; no concessions or indoor gathering space available.
  • No carry-in food in toboggan area or upper/lower parking lots. No tailgating.
  • Maximum of 4 people per toboggan (no exceptions).
  • Must use park’s toboggan.
  • There are no specific age or height restrictions, but children must be able to understand and follow rules.
  • No cameras/video equipment allowed on ride.