State Park

Natural Areas: Shakamak State Park


Lake. Click to enlarge

Shakamak’s principal physical feature is a large reservoir divided into three lakes. Facilities crowd its shores. There are four trails; at four miles, Trail 1 is the longest. Most of its tread is along or near the shore of Lake Shakamak, and while scenic enough, noise levels vary directly with the number of folks on or near the lake. Both ends of Trail 2 connect to Trail 1; it explores the somewhat quieter northeastern area of the park. Trail 4 connects the campground to the rest of the trail system; its northern section is relatively remote and quiet, though the quality of the woods diminishes somewhat as you approach the campground.


Footbridge. Click to enlarge


Clay, Greene, and Sullivan Counties. From the intersection of IN 48 and IN 159, go south 0.6 miles on IN 48 to the well-marked entrance. (Fee)

GPS: N 39 10.655 W 87 13.952


Campground with bathrooms, water, camp store, nature center

Finder Sketch

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Nearby Natural Areas (miles)

Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve (13)
Elliott Woods (20)