INDIANA (WLFI) — The DNR is offering free admission to any state park, reservoir or state forest recreation area that charges gate admission on Friday, November 23. This includes state off-road riding areas. You can also get 20 percent off a meal at an Indiana State Park Inn that day by downloading a coupon from Indiana State Parks Special Events page
You can get annual passes, lake permits and camping gear, among other items, just by choosing to #optoutside. By sharing your experiences on social media on Black Friday, you can win prizes. Here’s how to participate:
- Post a photo to the Indiana State Parks Facebook page or to the DNR Instagram page and you'll be entered into a drawing for annual passes, lake permits and more. Include the hashtag #optoutside or #optoutsideIN when you post your photo.
- Camp at a state park or state forest recreation area, or stay at an Indiana State Park Inn on Black Friday, and you'll be entered in a drawing for camping or inns gift cards. The first 20 people to post a photo to the Indiana State Parks Facebook page of their camping trip or inns visit will receive a logoed #OptOutside Indiana State Parks winter knit cap. Include the hashtag #optoutside, #optoutsideINN or #optoutsideCAMP with your post.
- Complete the #optoutside scavenger hunt at stateparks.IN.gov/3282.htm and return it to the email or address on the page to be entered in a separate drawing for 2019 annual passes. The first 20 scavenger hunts returned will receive a logoed #OptOutside Indiana State Parks winter knit hat.
Everyone who posts a photo or participates in the scavenger hunt will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a gift pack from the outdoor gear retailer REI in Castleton. REI is a supporter of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and Indiana State Parks.