Friends of Shakamak

Shakamak State Park - Jasonville, IN

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Kicking Bear
August 18, 2018. Kicking Bear is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids realize the safety of the outdoors and learn about archery. Join the dedicated Kicking Bear Indiana Chapter as they host their annual free archery clinic for youth!
First Day Hike
January 1, 2018. Each year on January 1st a spirited group of hikers gather to join in on Shakamak State Park's First Day Hike. In 2018, the temps were just above zero degrees, yet approximately 50 people came out to stretch their legs on this frigid winter's day.


The Friends of Shakamak hosted snacks following the hike, complete with hot chocolate and coffee to warm up from that fresh, winter air.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 2018. Ever wondered what it's like to hunt for 3,000 eggs? The annual Shakamak State Park Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp with a breakfast at the pool shelter beginning at 8:00 a.m. Please park in the pool parking lot and gather behind the marked boundary for your chance to snag some eggs. There will be a separate area for children 2 and under. Also, be on the lookout for two golden eggs hidden somewhere in the park at large to win a family prize!
Jaws on Lake Kickapoo
Christmas in July
July 20-21, 2018. In full Christmas spirit, Shakamak State Park hosts a fun filled weekend including the Reindeer Dash Triathlon, movie in the campground, extended pool hours, cookie decorating, campsite decoration contest, and live music! We will also host our second annual Music in the Park concert series featuring the talent of local musicians set near Lake Shakamak at dusk, which is made possible with support by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources!

2018 Events

Jaws 2 on the Water
August 4, 2018. Can you survive two weekends in a row?! Come test your mettle at Shakamak State Park by watching Jaws 2 on a large outdoor screen while floating in Lake Kickapoo.

Movie synopsis: Four years after the events of the original Jaws, the town of Amity suddenly experiences a series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he's right! There is another Great White in the sea, and it wants revenge. Universal pictures. 1978. Jeannot Szwarc. 116 minute runtime. Rated: PG.  Casting: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer       

Jaws on Lake Kickapoo
Fall Festival
October 19-20, 2018. Shakamak State Park hosts a spooktacular weekend of family fun including a haunted house, haunted campgrounds, trick-or-treating, a costume parade, campsite decorating contest, and much more! We will also host the second concert of 2018 in our Music in the Park series featuring local musical talent, which is made possible with support by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Jaws on the Water
July 28, 2018. Can you survive?! Come test your will at Shakamak State Park by watching the original Jaws on a large outdoor screen while floating in Lake Kickapoo.

Movie synopsis: An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast. Universal Pictures.  1975.  Steven Spielberg.  124 minute runtime. Rated: PG.  Casting: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Monthly Friends' Meetings

Our meetings generally occur on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Shakamak State Park office unless otherwise noted. 

January 8, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

February 12, 2018: Social & Friendraiser at the Group Camp Mess Hall

March 5, 2018: Agenda Minutes

April 2, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

May 7, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

June 4, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

July 2, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

August 6, 2018: Members Appreciation Party at the Pool Shelter

September 10, 2018: Moved due to Labor Day holiday: Agenda Minutes

October 1, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

November 5, 2018: Agenda - Minutes

Annual Events