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7/12/22 ~ Week 1 Hike 1 at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville Indiana (Trail 5)

52 Weeks 52 Hikes Challenge

My Hike:

I decided that I was being too lazy, so I started a new challenge mid-year. This hike is the first for this challenge. I chose Shakamak because it is my favorite park, and I have started most of my challenges here. My goal of this challenge is to hike at least once every week for 52 weeks. 

Trail 5 was my trail of choice for this hike. I chose trail 5 because it has a trailhead near the campgrounds. July 11-13 was my first camping trip in the "Wander Wagon". This camping trip was mostly a learning experience to figure out what worked and what didn't. I'm heading to Versailles State Park in Indiana next! I'm super excited, so stay tuned for that journal!

Scroll down to see my pics and videos from this hike, or click here to see my Shakamak State Park gallery.

Shakamak State Park General Info:

Shakamak State Park is an Indiana State Park. It is located at 6265 WEST STATE ROAD 48 in JASONVILLE Indiana. 

Shakamak's main attraction is its excellent fishing. Shakamak has several outdoor recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, paddle boating, row boating, camping, fishing.It is one of my favorite places to hike. There are 7 hiking trails. Click here for a map of the park. 

DESCRIPTION OF HIKING TRAILS

1. MODERATE (3.95 miles)—Begins and ends near the pool area and follows the shoreline of Lake Shakamak. This is an interesting trail on which to see waterfowl and shorebirds.

2. MODERATE (1.50 miles)—Joins with Trail 1 east of the pool parking lot and proceeds through an oak forest and pine plantings, past an abandoned coal mine and returns to Trail 1, south of the group camp.

3. MODERATE (1.40 miles)—Trail 3 goes through oak woods along the north shore of Lake Lenape, to the camp store (formerly the saddle barn). Native white-tailed deer have been observed on this trail.

4. MODERATE (1.60 miles)—Joins with Trail 3. Goes through oak trees and pines. Bridges and stairs add to the beauty. This trail takes you out to the campground.

5. MODERATE (2.2 Miles)- Hike along the scenic shore and Dam of Lake Kickapoo. Take in the beautiful aquatic view of Lake Kickapoo while bird watching for waterfowl and shorebirds.

6. EASY MULTI-USE (1.08 miles)– This multi-use trail can be used for hiking or biking. There are no bridges or stair structures. The trail winds through an oak and pine forest.

7. EASY MULTI-USE (1.60 miles) – This multi-use trail can be used for hiking or biking. There are no bridges or stair structures. The trail winds through an oak and pine forest, and white-tailed deer have been observed on the trail.



My Week 1 Hike 1 at Shakamak State Park Photo Slideshow

Pics & Videos from the Hike

Taking a break & Enjoying the view!

Lake Kickapoo

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

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