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Hike @ Shakamak State Park

  • Jun 14, 2014 · 12:00 PM
  • Shakamak State Park

A couple of years have gone by since we last hiked this state park in southwestern Indiana, so we'll plan on revisiting this spot again and hiking between 6 and 7 miles. The terrain here ranges from easy to moderate, and we'll be hiking Trail 1 around Lake Shakamak, then part of Trail 3, and Trail 4, which is an out-and-back trail near Lake Lenape. 

Admission to the park is $5. 

For anyone meeting us directly at Shakamak, we'll be meeting at the parking lot at Tulip Shelter. A map of the park can be found at the DNR site located here. Click on the Maps tab in the middle of the page and then choose Property Map. After entering the park and paying at the gate house, take the first left and then another left next to the pond. When you reach the picnic area, you'll make another left to reach the parking lot. We'll be parking in the spots in front of the building where the restrooms are located. We'll begin the hike at 12pm.

After the hike, we'll be grabbing some early dinner at M. Moggers in Terre Haute.

Car Pool Info: Our car pool will be meeting along the west side of Bishop Chatard High School, which is on the corner of Kessler Boulevard and Crittenden Avenue, at 5885 Crittenden Avenue. The parking along the street is free and we'll be meeting on the sidewalk in front of the school at 9:45am and leave at 10am. Please be on time! 

Please note:

Car pool leaving @ 10am

Hike @ 12pm

Terrain: Moderate

Length of hike: 6 to 7 miles

See you at the hike,


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  • Kavita

    The hike itself was a good length, and the size of the group was perfect for getting to know everyone. I also appreciate that Michael had optional plans to grab dinner afterwards. I do wish the terrain was a bit more varied, but overall, it was enjoyable.

    June 18, 2014

  • Sam S.

    Besides the pictures Sevan has posted, I have 95 pictures that Sevan and I took on my IPHONE. Doubtful I will load all 95 but I will review them this week and get more pictures out on the site

    June 15, 2014

  • Sam S.

    Great people, great park and perfect weather. Thanks to Mike for selecting this site (I had never even heard of this park), and thanks to everyone for the conversation and the patience as I was a step or two behind the pace

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Sevan S B.

    Perfect day for a magnificent hike at a beautiful park. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Quality not quantity, was the key to making today's hike a magical success!
    Sorry about those who missed it! ;-)

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Michael

    My fault: make a right after the gate house and then the next left.

    June 14, 2014

  • Debbie J.

    We had to drive right from entrance then left instead of 2 lefts to find Tulip Shelter.

    June 14, 2014

  • chyrelle

    Anyone going to carpool?

    June 14, 2014

  • Sam S.

    Just wanted to confirm the difficulty level is similar to Harden Lake. I was one of the stragglers at Harden Lake, but I did hike on Saturday with a different meetup group. I am hiking with the other meetup group again on Friday, prior to this Saturday hike but the temperatures should be cooler than last week so I am sure it will not be an issue as long as we are on a similar difficulty level.

    June 8, 2014

    • Michael

      This hike will be a little longer but without many of the hills, although there will be some wooden staircases at this hike. On the whole it will be similar to the Harden Lake hike.

      June 11, 2014

  • walter c.

    have to work

    June 11, 2014

  • Kellie S. L.

    Unable to make this one. Hope everyone has a
    great time.

    June 9, 2014

  • walter c.

    would like to go ,might have to work will know Thursday if I am working

    June 9, 2014

  • Sharon

    Cycling event....

    June 8, 2014

  • Brian

    Moving day... Doh!!

    June 8, 2014

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