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Winter Adventure Weekend – Pokagon State Park (Indoor Group Camp)

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - February 4 @ 11:00 am EST

**Winter Adventure Weekend – Pokagon State Park (Indoor Group Camp)**

**This is cross-posted with other groups.**

Pokagon is Indiana State Parks’ winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental; sledding, ice fishing, hiking, and a twin-track toboggan run… “What a thrill!”… That’s what you’ll say once you’ve experienced the quarter-mile, refrigerated toboggan run at speeds of 35-40 mph.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=APZRYB-u0WQ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=APZRYB-u0WQ)

Webcam from top of the Toboggan Run: [http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/7529.htm](http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/7529.htm)

We will be staying in the indoor group camp on Lake James. It has 2 bunk houses (North and South), Counselor’s Cabin, a kitchen and dining room with a fireplace, a shower building, and a craft room. The cost will be $50 for 2 nights lodging. All of the buildings are heated.

**Photos of previous trip:**
[https://www.meetup.com/chicagohos/photos/25935495/](https://www.meetup.com/chicagohos/photos/25935495/)

**Payment:** I can accept PAYPAL and VENMO.

PAYPAL: Enter my email if using PAYPAL. My email is robmize@comcast.net
Also pick the option of sending it to a friend or family member; that way you wont get charged a fee.

VENMO: My VENMO address is @Robert-Mize-36

****The deadline for full payment is January 31.**

The South Bunk house will be designated as a “Women Only” bunk house. It is the one closest to the shower building and the parking lot.

**Campus Map**:
[https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/files/pokagon_group_camp.pdf](https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/files/pokagon_group_camp.pdf)

**MEALS**:

You may carry in your own food. The lodge nearby is open for breakfast and lunch.

Denise will bring pulled pork and a couple of trays of spaghetti bake for dinner Saturday night. We can also have a potluck if anyone else wants to contribute to the dinner. You can indicate what you are bringing in the comments section.

I will bring snack food, pop, paper plates and utensils, and red solo cups.

All other beverages are BYOB. Please bring a cooler for your drinks.

You will need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag, etc).

**REFUND POLICY:** Refunds are only available if you cancel at least 2 weeks in advance, which is January 19. After that, there are no refunds unless the trip is canceled.

Park entrance fees $7.00 in-state vehicles, $9.00 out-of-state vehicles.

In your RSVP please include if you need a ride or you can offer a ride.

**Tentative Schedule** (You are free to join in on the activities or not.):

Friday Night: Arrive at Camp – Meet, Greet, and Games (Board Games/Cards/Euchre)

Saturday Morning: Breakfast – Hike

Saturday Afternoon: Cross Country Skiing, Toboggan Run

Saturday Evening: Dinner/Potluck – Games (Board Games/Cards/Euchre)

Sunday Morning: Breakfast – Free Time

Sunday Afternoon: Pack and head for home.

**Pokagon State Park**

Website: [http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2973.htm](http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2973.htm)

Park Map: [http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/pokagon_trail.pdf](http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/pokagon_trail.pdf)

450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703

**Toboggan Run:**
[http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/4699.htm](http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/4699.htm)

The hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

-$20.00 per toboggan per hour
-Warming Center Concession (carry-in food prohibited)
-Maximum of 4 people per toboggan
-No cameras or video equipment allowed on ride
-A driver’s license is required as a deposit
-Refrigerated track (snow is not needed to operate)jmkuhn

**Cross-Country Skiing:**
[http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Pokagon_CCSkiMap.pdf](http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Pokagon_CCSkiMap.pdf)

Cross Country ski trails at Pokagon are designed to provide a variety in lengths & skill levels. Despite you stature or level of physical fitness, Cross Country Skiing is a great activity for an individual, friends or family.

**Description of Trails**

Beginner/Novice Trail: This trail is approximately 1 mile in length, with gradual slopes and curves for the beginner. This easy to moderate trail offers a variety of terrain.

Intermediate/Advanced Trail: With an approximate 4-mile length, this advanced trail is for the experienced skier. Steep hills and sharp curves are prevalent terrain on this advanced path.

-Ski cost is $8.00 per set per hour (includes skis, boot, & poles) for adults. For groups of 8 or more, all ski sets are $5.00/hour per person, for any age.
-A driver’s license is required as a deposit.
-There must be a 6” snow base on the trails for the rental to be open.
-The ski rental will stop renting equipment at 4:15 p.m. All skiers must be off trail ½ hour before sunset. Rental skis must be returned by 4:45 p.m.

This is a great trip. We hope you can make it.

Rob and Denise

Details

Start:
February 2 @ 4:00 pm EST
End:
February 4 @ 11:00 am EST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/swmichiganbhk/events/298840749

Venue

Pokagon State Park
450 Ln 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 us