Shakamak State Park

Shakamak State Park's principal physical feature is a large reservoir divided into three lakes. Facilities crowd its shores. There is typically an entrance fee.



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.


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.

North 39 10.655 West 87 13.952
DeLorme 49:B7

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Campground with bathrooms, water, camp store, nature center.

Nearby Natural Areas

Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve


Bloom: Hiking Indiana; Page 168
Goll: Indiana State Parks; Page 196
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 95
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 436
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 418