The best camping near Pokagon State Park

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Sheepy Acres

6 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Lagrange, IN
Small hobby sheep farm, with a sheep pasture surrounded by woods. There are two shepherd's huts, two tent sites, a small fishing pond with a log cabin and a quarter of a mile hiking trail. It is a bird lovers paradise with a large variety of birds. The fisherman's cabin has electricity. The shepherd's huts are off grid as well as the tent sites. Each site is very private and has a fire ring and picnic table and benches.
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Taylor M.’s Land

22 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Bronson, MI
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Songdog Meadows

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Angola, IN
Home Sweet Home, tucked in the heart of agriculture and lake life, Angola is a wonderful small town in the north east corner of Indiana.  Songdog Meadows is our little piece of joy, from morning swims in the pond, long walks with our retrievers and sunsets to take your breath away, it is truly and deeply a treasure we cherish.  The property host a variety of apple trees, open grass land, and a large cluster of trees surrounding a 3/4 acre pond, while being surrounded by wood lots on three sides and open fields to the west.  It is truly a peaceful haven in a rural country area. Learn more about this land:Hang your hammock or pitch a tent just outside our 3/4 acre pond. There are two basins with a channel and a peaceful tree filled grass area between. The pond is in the corner of the 10 acre lot where we live at the end of a dirt road with only a small amount of traffic. The camp site is walk in on mowed pathways, with the driveway and parking area less than 200 yards away. There is a security light so you will never be in complete darkness. A stone fire pit and picnic table sit just off shore of the swimming area of the pond. There are several wide mowed pathways surrounded by prairie grasses, shaded by large trees. The area can easily handle several tents, hammocks and small RVs. The area is rural farm land with a handful of houses on the short dirt road. But this property is surrounded by wood lots and open fields. Two neighbors houses are visible but separated by trees. Our house is visible from the pond and camping area.
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Country Camping w/Platform, Firepit

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Montgomery, MI
Country Camping site with a wooden platform and half bath about 400-foot walk, available 24 hours. Trails, small pond with waterfall and windmill. See the night sky in all of its brilliance with no light pollution. Feel free to rebuild the fire pit (bring your own firewood). You will be the only campers here. A hill separates your space from the solar cabin we also rent out. Park at your camp site. Amish farms all around. You will hear the clip-clop of horses and sometimes cows mooing. No large motorhomes,
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Georges Boot Barn

3 sites · RVs80 acres · Montgomery, MI
Our family has lived on this farm since the late 60's.  George worked in a shoe factory and brought home the shoes and boots that weren't up new standards and started selling them from an old chicken coup.  We no longer sell seconds, we sell new men's work boots here, and online.
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Fallen Tree Campground

8 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · Albion, IN
Fallen Tree Campground is located directly next to Chain O’Lakes State Park, were you can use our complementary day pass to swim, hike, fish, kayak, etc.! Your space has access to a shared bathroom, shower, kitchen, dining room, living room, and outside fire pit. Be sure to grab a coffee or a hot tea and walk our beautifully lit trails that will give you a sense of peace and maybe a bit of magic. The campground covers 7 acres and is partially wooded with some mature trees and lots of young forest. We are working hard to turn it all back into native land, one tree at a time. Fallen Tree also has chickens and geese! We would love to introduce you to all of our feathered friends. There are several designated camping areas, a driveway for car campers, a tiny house, and a converted school bus [skoolie]. We are flexible with our hosting. If you are interested in any group events, we will most likely accommodate. Just reach out to Whitney or Jered.
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River Camp Fort Wayne

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents16 acres · Fort Wayne, IN
Each site is in a wooded, shaded area with a flat area on the ground to place a single large tent. Each site has its own fire ring and a small wooden table. There is wood on the ground you may use for firewood, and ample twigs etc on the ground for kindling (do not cut any trees or branches off trees). There is a covered firewood shed with dry firewood as well. There are maintained trails with river access for kayaks. There is a porta potty near the campsites with a handwashing station, that is open year round. There is a single bathroom with flush toilet and sink with running water that is a short walk away (open May-Oct depending on weather) There is an outdoor hot-water shower at bathroom, with a water hose available as well. Campsites are a short walk (100-200 feet) away from parking area (you cannot drive directly to or park at your campsite). Foster Park is a short bike ride away where you will find greenway trails that run throughout Fort Wayne (ride your bike to downtown!!) Our property backs up to the St Mary's River, bring you kayaks and fishing poles! (We reserve the right to assign you to a different (but equally beautiful) campsite in the case of property maintennance concerns, recent rain or weather conditions etc). All guests must be part of a registered group! Link to Trails Maps fwtrails.org Need to rent a bike or kayak: fwoutfitters.com/#
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McCormick Artisans Woods/River

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents33 acres · Jonesville, MI
We bought this property in 2012 and have built several buildings and forged paths throughout the 32 acres. Our road is part of the North Country Trail, a footpath stretching over 4,600 miles from Middlebury in central Vermont to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota. While tearing down the existing house, we constructed two bedrooms in the pole barn for a quick living space. Once settled in the pole barn, we a built a small log cabin with already felled timbers from the local woods, except for the box frame which was purchased from the local Amish. Prior to building our permanent log cabin home, this small cabin was our camp site and is now being rented to people that want to relax and enjoy the outdoors. In the middle of the woods, we created a campground to be enjoyed and on the North side of our property is a tree line between two fields that is a great small camper/tent camping spot.
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Shipshewana lake with channel

1 site · RV1 acre · Shipshewana, IN
Learn more about this land:Shipshewana Lake channel frontage Large Amish area Town of Shipshewana 2.5 miles many small specialty shops very touristy with the large flea market through out the summer Pumpkin vine bike trail starts about a mile from site Shipshewana Lake book shackSummer Jon Boat RentalWinter Ice Fishing
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Stickley Family Farms

4 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Colon, MI
20+ acres of woods and fields, fire pits, clean outhouse, and limited power/water ALL TO YOURSELF in one of the best locations in Southwest Michigan! Originally settled in the 1840s as a mint and dairy farm, the property now known as Stickley Family Farms is currently being revitalized after almost 3 decades of neglect. Future and ongoing renovations include multiple rustic campsites, corn maze and pumpkin patch (seasonally in the fall), as well as a miniature railroad with nearly 1/4 mile of track that parents and kids can ride! Options for tenting and RV'ing are available!
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Mirror Lake Private Property

4 sites · Lodging101 acres · Rome City, IN
You talk about social distancing Mirror Lake is the place for you. All of the Mirror Lake properties are private. There is 175 acres here at mirror lake and the lake is approximately 12 acres. With Amish farms and families all around. The Mirror Lake Bunkhouse has all amenities. You are welcome to cook over an open fire, use the grill or the small kitchen accessories provided. don’t forget the option is always available to go out to dinner with a restaurant only 4 miles away. Although we are located in the middle of the country. You can wake up to beautiful sunrises or take in breath taking sunset in the evening. The lake is a private lake owned by three property owners. Our Cabin # 2 “Old Phil” Is located on the west side of the lake in a 15 acre woods. About 1-1/2 miles away is Our cabin # 1 “Little Elk” Is located near the little Elkhart River. Nestled in its own 10 acre woods. Both of these properties are primitive ( no running water in an out house for a bathroom). Firewood is provided and there are trails in the woods to walk. The Mirror lake property has been a family farm for over 185 years. There is a family cemetery that dates to 1832. If you want to be around a lot of people in the fast track this is not the place for you. If you’re looking for peace, quiet, tranquil, social distance but still enjoyed this is the place for you!
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Sun Creek Farm

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · East Leroy, MI
Tents. Hammocks. Vans. RVs. Small camper trailers. Groups. Glamping This property has been in our family for over 40 years- it is our own little piece of heaven and we are wanting to share it with you! The land was originally bought to be a hippy community- but sadly people grew up and moved on, leaving my father as the lone survivor of the property. My husband and I have recently purchased the land from him and want to make it into something beautiful- a new community of sorts. We are excited for you to come and camp on our property! We have lots of fun things planned for the property and will be making improvements as we go! Thank you for being apart of the journey. Learn more about this land: Our little slice of heaven is nestled back off the country road- with over 30 acres, we have a couple of old horse pastures and barns, a beautiful grassy area that has a large fire pit and a natural pond. Some wood is provided for your initial fire; more can be purchased from us for $5 per bundle. We have basic electricity, a country swing, a dock if you would like to fish- we also have nice grassy walking paths and a wooded area as well. Our land is very peaceful and safe. The perfect space to unplug and unwind and to recharge yourself. While we do only consider our space one site, it is large enough for groups as big as 30 ppl, with plenty of room to set up tents in your desired areas. Campers and trailers are welcome, with limited size requirements and space; we also restrict where they can be parked. We are very close to several rivers in the area, so bring your kayaks, or inner tubes and float down the rivers for a peaceful afternoon. We’re not too far from Lake Michigan (easy day trip), Kalamazoo or Lansing, Several breweries in the area- (Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Marshall) as well as a casino (Marshall). We are in a very nice happy medium to a lot of Michigan favorite spots. Come and enjoy the quiet country- and get some amazing star lit skies. Ask about our “glamping” set up, for an additional fee- or even an outdoor movie night. We can accommodate large groups, or family gatherings. Large groups (over 10) must add on an additional portable toilet to their stay (seasonal only) We have an open air shower (see photos) that is cold water- but can be hot on sunny days. We also have a sink area. Well trained- recall ready pets are welcomed- please pick up after your pet. We do have free range ducks that use the pond- who should be respected. Leashes are required for all dogs who are dangerous to our animals. *We are now accepting winter rentals, winter campers should prep for the cold winter weather and should have 4w drive capability’s. Some add ons including portable toilet are not available during winter months. Please confirm rentals or add ins before booking. We do a meet and greet with our guests and will show you to the space; go over any information that we need to with you, and then we try and leave you to the space so you can experience it for yourself and enjoy your time. We are proud to be a certified pollinator sanctuary, and do not spray our property for insects. Visit our seasonal farm stand for fresh produce, eggs, and some beautiful flowers and herbs. We look forward to hosting you soon.
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The best camping near Pokagon State Park guide

Overview

About

At the heart of Indiana’s lake-studded Steuben County, Pokagon State Park is an outdoor playground for all four seasons. Almost 14 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails wind their way through the wetlands and forests down to the vast shores of Lake James and Snow Lake, where you can rent a motor boat, fish for bass and crappie, or cool off with a swim at the lakeside beach. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, go ice fishing, or whizz up to 40mph on the legendary toboggan run. Campers have options, too: Pokagon State Campground has more than 250 electric and non-electric sites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve sites at Pokagon Campground online via the Indiana State Parks Reserve America website.
  2. Online reservations can be made up to six months in advance. 
  3. Campsites can book up as fast, especially for holiday weekends, so book at least three months in advance.

When to go

Camping is possible all year round at Pokagon State Park, but there are two distinct seasons. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, make the most of the swimming beach and warm weather activities from hiking to volleyball. November typically marks the start of the snow season, with cross-country ski trails and the toboggan run staying open through Feb, weather-depending. Expect crowds over the summer and Christmas holidays.

Know before you go

  • Pokagon State Park is located about a 10-minute drive north of Angola and 48 miles north of Fort Wayne, or about a 50-minute drive away.
  • Day passes are required for all vehicles at Indiana State Parks, and campsite booking fees also apply. 
  • You can bring your own boat to Pokagon State Park, but there are no launching facilities; docking slips are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Boat rentals are available in the summer from Inn Beach. 
  • Facilities at Pokagon include a Nature Center, a camp store, picnic areas and shelters, restrooms, and a playground.
  • There are accessible restrooms, trails, and campsites at Pokagon State Park.

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