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  • Bird Watching at Pokagon State Park

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Steuben County, Indiana

Steuben County, Indiana offers year-round recreational opportunities. Enjoy a ride down Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan at Pokagon State Park. The 1,260-acre park on Lake James has hiking trails, camping, nature center, boat rentals and the 137-room Potawatomi Inn. Find unique shopping opportunities in quaint downtowns and at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. End the day at one of Northern Indiana Lakes Country’s hotels. Special hotel and lodging packages are available throughout the year.

Calendar of Events

Thu Mar 23 @ 7:00PM -
The Overlooked Film Festival
Sat Mar 25 @ 4:30PM - 06:30PM
One-Stroke Painting Class
Sun Mar 26 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Painting For Pennies
Wed Mar 29 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Painting With A Twist

eagle

Prior to 1991, bald eagles had not nested in Indiana for more than a century. Before the summer of 2013, the same could be said of bald eagles in Steuben County! Nearly 20 years ago, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources began releasing a handful of bald eagles on large reservoirs in south-central Indiana. The reintroduction of a bird that last nested in Indiana back in the 1800's proved to be successful.

The elimination of harmful pesticides, the re-establishment of natural wetlands and undeveloped lakes, the cleaning of rivers and waterways and laws protecting them as individuals all played roles in their recovery. They reproduced and began expanding their range.

We knew a few years ago it would be just a matter of time before a pair of bald eagles passing through, or even wintering in our beautiful lakes country, would find it attractive enough to stick around in the summer and build a nest. What we did not expect was for the first pair to pick one of the busiest of our 101 lakes and a very busy state park, but that's exactly what they did.

The first nest in more than a century successfully produced a pair of young eagles. The birds found it so much to their liking that this year they have returned to the same Pokagon State Park nest site, high in a tall oak, along the Lake James shore, within view of Snow Lake. When visiting the park or anywhere within a short flight of Lake James this summer, watch for this magnificent national symbol soaring over the waters or perched along the shoreline. (Photos courtesy of Lana White Lee and information courtesy Pokagon State Park)

Featured Attractions

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    NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES COUNTRY CUISINE Waterfront restaurants are as prevalent as homemade pie in the Northeast corner of Indiana, thanks to Steuben County’s impressive menu of more than 100 lakes. Read More
  • The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont

    The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont

    With more than 45 direct-from-the-manufacturer stores including Coach, American Eagle and Under Armour, the Outlet Shoppes at Fremont offers convenient shopping at discounted prices. Read More
  • Pokagon Toboggan Run

    Pokagon Toboggan Run

    Pokagon State Park's refrigerated toboggan run has approximately 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course Read More
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