Indiana state parks to offer free admission this Sunday

Johnson County residents can visit state parks for free this Sunday.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be offering free admission to state parks, state forests and state recreation areas this Sunday as part of National Public Lands Day. The free admission will be at places where entrance fees are normally charged, according to a DNR news release.

National Public Lands Day, which is Sept. 24, is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort involving public lands. Many DNR properties are hosting volunteer events and every bit of help counts. Whether people pick up trash on a walk of their own or volunteer at an event, DNR officials encourage park-goers to leave state parks cleaner than they found it.

The entire weekend is designed to serve as a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation and making memories with families and friends. Events include hikes, pioneer activities, crafts, live bird shows and more, DNR officials say.

For a complete list of programs and volunteer events visit

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