12) Pokagon State Park

Pokagon State Park, located near Angola, was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region. The park's Potawatomi Inn takes its name from these Native Americans, who made their home in the area. The inn, with its up-north fishing-lodge theme, is one of the Midwest's most popular resorts and conference centers. Natural lakes, created by glaciers that melted 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, highlight Steuben County, which has more lakes than any other Indiana county. Pokagon is also Indiana State Parks' winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run.

This park had an estimated 640,965 visits during 2014/2015.

12. Pokagon State Park

Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources