When you start thinking about your 2018 recreation, make sure you plan for every month so you don't miss out.
Use the DNR's special events schedule, StateParks.IN.gov/3282.htm
, which shows what big events are planned for this year at state park properties throughout Indiana.
You'll find everything from the winter dog hike at Brown County State Park on Feb. 3, to the "Paddlers Paradise" at Summit Lake State Park on Aug. 18, to "Hoots and Howls Weekend" at Mounds State Park on Oct. 26.
Some changes are bound to occur during the year, so check in often. An online calendar of events is also at calendar.dnr.IN.gov
"In addition to these special events, our interpretive naturalists offer a wide range of hikes, talks and other outdoor experiences to introduce Hoosiers to our natural and cultural resources," said Ginger Murphy, deputy director of Indiana State Parks.
These events are posted online in the DNR calendar or on printed program schedules at nature centers and park gates.
Some state parks also offer periodic electronic newsletters with event details. You can see a list of these at public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDNR/subscriber/new
and sign up for your favorites. Entering your email in the landing page will take you to another webpage with a list of the newsletters.
For camping reservations as much as six months in advance, visit Camp.IN.gov
(available 24 hours) or call 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746) between noon-8 p.m.
For reservations at Indiana State Park Inns, visit IndianaInns.com or call 1-877-LODGES1 (1-877-563-4371).
To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov
Media contact: Marty Benson, assistant director, DNR Division of Communications, (317) 233-3853.