Worth-the-Drive: Pokagon State Park’s Toboggan Run

Attention thrill-seeking families! We’ve got the perfect winter day trip recommendation for you. Head over to Pokagon State Park and experience the excitement of their incredible toboggan run. This exhilarating adventure features a 1,780-foot long and 90-foot tall refrigerated twin track that guarantees fun for the whole family.

Get ready for an adrenaline rush, as Pokagon State Park’s toboggan run is not only one of the nation’s tallest but also one of the fastest! With the record speed reaching an impressive 42 mph, you’re in for an unforgettable ride.

Start your toboggan journey with a thrilling 30-foot climb to the top of the tower. Once you hop onto your sled, brace yourself for an exhilarating ride down a 90-foot vertical drop. The excitement lasts for a heart-pumping 20 to 30 seconds, leaving you wanting more.

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Standard Hours: The toboggan at Pokagon State Park is open for weekend rides from 10 am. to 5:30 pm from November 24, 2023, to February 25, 2024.

Additional Holiday Hours:
Winter Break (December 23, 2023, to January 7, 2024): Open every day 10 am – 5:30 pm * Closed Christmas Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 15, 2024): Open 10 am –5:30 pm

Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 28, 2024): Open 10 am – 5:30 pm


Pokagon State Park’s Toboggan rentals cost $20 per hour and can accommodate up to four people. In addition, you’ll need to pay regular park entry fees ($7 per Indiana car and $9 per out-of-state car). Sleds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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General information

  • Gloves must be worn to ride the toboggan.
  • Refrigerated track (snow is not needed to operate).
  • Toboggan will close if the air temperature drops to 0 degrees F or below at the track.
  • Warming Center restrooms are open, and concessions are available. No indoor gathering space is available.
  • No carry-in food to the Warming Center. Carry-in items are allowed in the area outside the rental room. Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tailgating is permitted in the lower toboggan parking lot only.
  • Maximum 4 people per toboggan (no exceptions).
  • You must use parks toboggans.
  • Children must be able to understand and follow the rules.
  • No cameras/video equipment on the ride.

Cross-country ski and snowshoe rental

When available, rentals are available at the Warming Center, including skis, boots, and poles. Snowshoes are also available. Hours are the same as for tobogganing.

  • Skis: $5 an hour for youth 15 years and younger, $8 an hour for adults.
  • Snowshoes: $10 an hour.

More information about Pokagon State Park’s Toboggan Run:

Pokagon State Park is an Indiana state park in the northeastern part of the state, near the village of Fremont and 5 miles north of Angola. Call (260) 833-2012 for more information.

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