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Free Admission to State Parks May 4 for all Hoosier families

on April 30, 2014

May 3-May 4 is Welcome Back Weekend at Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs!  Veterans receive free admission on May 3, and all visitors enter for free on May 4.  Admission to most state parks is ordinarily $5 per in-state vehicle.

Welcome back weekend

Find your nearest state park or reservoir using this interactive map.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a lot of fun ways to connect with our natural heritage.  Kids and families can participate in Hoosier Quest, which is designed to introduce young Hoosiers to the diversity of natural and cultural resources in the state parks.  Upon completion, participants earn certificates and patches.

Discover patchConnect patchExplore patch

Geocaching is another popular outdoor activity.  Find out more about geocaching safely and legally in Indiana state parks here.

Geocaching in Dunes State Park

The Indiana Recreation Guide lists special events happening all across the state, including 5K and adventure races, summer solstice celebrations, native plants sales, and family fall festivals.

2014 Indiana Recreation Guide

Be sure to check out DNR’s monthly magazine Outdoor Indianasubscribe or check it out at the library!


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