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2016 DNR Recreation Guide Available Online

Your guide to Indiana’s best values in outdoor recreation is available now at

The Department of Natural Resources’ 2016 Indiana Recreation Guide is the source for information on state parks, lakes, State Park Inns, fish & wildlife areas, state forests and other DNR properties.

The 2016 guide celebrates 100 years of state parks in Indiana, with information on centennial events throughout the year.

Local retail outlets, state parks, lakes and other DNR properties will have free printed copies available this month. The guides also will be available at the DNR booth at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 19-28, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased in person at the gatehouse or offices of state park properties during business hours, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis during business hours, or at

Indiana resident passes cost $50. For individuals 65 years old or older, the price is $25. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $70. The normal daily gate fee for residents at most properties is $7 per vehicle. For more information on Indiana state park properties, visit

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