Enjoy Your Favorite Indiana State Park for Free This Sunday
Spring is just the best time of year. Just like Baby Bear's bowl of porridge, the weather isn't too hot, it isn't too cold, it's just right. Perfect for being outside and not needing to worry about sweating or freezing to death. Fortunately, Indiana has several beautiful state parks to enjoy when the weather warms up, and this weekend you have the chance to explore them free of charge.
Indiana State Parks Waiving Admission Fees on Sunday, May 7th
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Monday that admission to all state parks will be free as part of the Department's "Welcome Back Weekend." The three-day event runs Friday through Sunday (May 5th through 7th) and is designed to do as its name suggests, welcome Hoosiers and visitors from other states back to our wonderful state parks to enjoy all they have to offer now that the temperature is starting to rise.
The free admission offer will be available on Sunday, May 7th (2023) only and will coincide with the DNR's annual Free Fishing Day where you can fish Indiana waters without a fishing license or trout/salmon stamp (regular size and bag limits still apply).
READ MORE: HERE ARE INDIANA’S 2023 FREE FISHING DAYS
To celebrate Welcome Back Weekend, several parks around the state will be hosting special programs, including:
- Spring Mill State Park
- Welcome Back Weekend programs at its Pioneer Village, Lakeview Activity Center, and Gus Grissom Memorial Museum - May 5-7th
- Brown County State Park
- Morel Mushroom Festival - May 6th
- Mississinewa and Salamonie Lakes
- Fishing workshops at - May 6th
- Prophetstown State Park
- Autos, Tractors, and Trucks at The Farm at Prophetstown - May 6th
- Full moon hikes at various state parks, May 5-6
More programs are planned at these parks and others across the state. You can find the complete list on the DNR Events Calendar.
[Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources]