Press release: Get into Indiana State Parks free this Sunday, May 19

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For immediate release: May 16, 2024

Get into Indiana State Parks free this Sunday, May 19

It’s the opening day of Visit Indiana Week, a promotion of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation that runs through May 25.

All Indiana state parks, state recreation areas, and reservoirs ( that charge a daily gate fee will waive it for all guests that Sunday, making it a great time to explore a property you’ve never visited before or return to an old favorite.

Many new features and improvements await this season. At Tippecanoe River State Park, restoration work has been completed on the fire tower. At Brown County State Park, seven fully remodeled family cabins and nine renovated rustic cabins have been improved. At Potato Creek State Park, the campground dumping stations have been improved. Across the State Park system, several pollinator habitats have been enhanced and acres of invasive species have been removed. Learn about the many more improvements at

Before you visit, make sure to sign up for the Indiana State Nature Passport at Doing so is also free, and it makes you eligible to earn prizes by checking in when you visit a passport location.

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