Pokagon State Park is open every day, year-round, from 7 am to 11 pm. (However, some park features have reduced hours and are only open seasonally.)


All visitors to Pokagon State Park must pay the daily entrance fee or produce an annual entrance permit. Even campers and Inn/Cabin guests must pay a one-time entrance fee (or produce an annual entrance permit).  If you are staying at the Inn, a cabin, or camping, then you get a pass to get into the park for free (during your stay) after you pay that first time.

Golden Hoosier Permit Special Cases:

Indiana residents who are former POW’s or their surviving spouses are entitled to a free Indiana Golden Hoosier Permit. These are mailed automatically at the beginning of each year. Direct questions to jplanck@dnr.in.gov Indiana residents who qualify for a DAV1 or DAV2 license plate, may purchase an Indiana Golden Hoosier Permit regardless of age. Please present a completed form 32584 (Certificate of Eligibility for Veteran License Plates) at the time of purchase. *DNR Annual Entrance Permits and Golden Hoosier Passports are not valid at Indiana Historic Sites that charge an entrance fee.

Stay At Pokagon State Park

Take your time exploring all that Pokagon State Park has to offer