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    Indiana DNR Offers Free Admission to Veterans and Active-duty Military, Nov. 11

    All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and all in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties and state forests on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

    “This is our small way of saying thanks for the sacrifices these men and women have made and continue to make for our freedom,” said Robert E. Carter Jr., director of the DNR.

    Veterans and military personnel should present ID or evidence of military service at the entrance gate.

    Indiana’s state parks, reservoirs and state forests are open year-round with plenty of activities in late fall and early winter. Visitors can experience nature on one of the dozens of unique hiking trails throughout the state, or enjoy the warmth of a campfire at one of the campgrounds.

    At state parks and reservoirs, visitors centers offer a learning experience while seven state park inns offer lodging, dining and gift shops.

    Standard gate fees, generally $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle for state parks and reservoirs, will be in effect for Monday, Nov. 12, which is a state holiday.

    For general information about state park, reservoir and forest properties, visit

    For information about interpretive programs at state parks and reservoirs, visit

    Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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