Shakamak State Park

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Shakamak State Park


(812) 665-2158

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Things To Do


Three man-made lakes offer 400 acres of water for fishing and boating while a new family aquatic center provides swimming fun. There are four hiking trails and a 10.5 mile road around the lake is good for biking. About two-thirds of the campsites are in a wooded area, offering cool shade in the summer and beautiful fall colors in autumn. Nearby is a play field area for family fun. A popular feature of the park is the group camp.

Map of Shakamak (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.171745, -87.239517



  • Boating

    State owned boats may be rented by the hour or day. Privately owned boats may be launched on any of the three lakes; a launch ramp is provided at each of the lakes for this purpose. A launch permit is required to launch private boats. Only electric trolling motors, powered by no more than two 12-volt batteries, are allowed.

  • Camping

    The campground is equipped with flush toilets, hot water and showers, plus accessible accommodations. Some sites will accommodate both tents and trailers. Electricity is available at campsites. Water is accessible at different locations throughout the campground. Cabins may be rented April through October. Some of the cabins are available year-round. Cabins may not be rented to anyone under age 21, except when accompanied by a responsible adult. The group camp is designed for organized groups under adult supervision. The group camp will accommodate 270 persons and is equipped with a kitchen, dining hall and modern restroom facilities. Occupancy for all facilities is limited to 14 consecutive nights. Reservations are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Fishing

    An Indiana Fishing License is required. All Indiana fishing laws are in effect. Online licenses are available at

  • Hiking

    Several miles of moderate trails through the wooded areas and along the lake shores provide visitors with closer contact with the wonders of nature.

  • Horseback Riding

    Miles of bridle trails are offered at the state park. The saddle barn is open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-August; then at least on weekends through October. Hours may be extended as weather permits, so please call for specific services and hours of operation.

  • Picnicking

    Areas are provided throughout the park with tables, grills, toilet facilities, timberform playground equipment and playfields. Reservations for shelters are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Tennis

    Two double tennis courts are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the playground picnic area near the family cabins.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is permitted only when a lifeguard is on duty. The pool, slide and bathhouse are open the Saturday before Memorial Day and no later than Labor Day.

Park Partners

Indiana Natural Resources Foundation

(317) 233-1002

Indiana State Parks Inns and Concessions

(317) 232-4140



From Terre Haute, drive 17 miles south on US 41, then east nine miles on State Route 48. The park entrance is on the right shortly after the intersection with State Route 159.

Phone Numbers


(812) 665-2158