The Shakamak State Park is a great place to go if you like camping, fishing, or hiking! This park is full of amenities for you to enjoy with your furry friend. You and your pup can explore trails, sniff out natural plants and wildlife, or just enjoy relaxing at the campsite with your family.
No matter what you like, there's plenty to do. Unfortunately, you can't take your four-legged friend everywhere with you. If you wanted to go swimming in the pools or beaches, go into a recreation building, or picnic buildings, you have to leave Fluffy with a friend while you do.
Your dog is not allowed into those spaces unless he is a service dog. The Shakamak State Park offers over 150 campsites for you to ruff it. The sites range from basic camping sites with no electricity to family cabins that have electricity and indoor plumbing. There are also accessible sites.
Wherever you park your tent for the week, be sure to keep Fluffy on a six foot or shorter leash. You'll also want to bring plenty of doggie-poop bags to clean up after your dog on the trails and at your campsite. Also remember, Fluffy must follow the rules just like all the other campers and your pooch needs to be quiet during quiet hours, which are 11 PM-7 AM.
You also cannot leave your pup unattended, but that shouldn't be a problem because there's so much to explore. The park offers plenty of tail-wagging trails for you and Fluffy to traverse. They range in difficulty from easy to moderate, and the shortest trail is a little over a mile, and the longest is almost four miles. When you are out and about, be sure to take enough water for both you and Fluffy, and bring those doggie-poop bags with you when you explore.
The park charges daily fees of $7 for state residents and $9 for out-of-state residents. However, if you plan on using this park and Indiana's other state parks regularly, you might want to purchase the annual state park entrance permit for $50. This gives you access to all state parks managed by Indiana Department of Natural Resources, but not any state historic sites or museums.