State Nature Passport!

Indiana is blessed with unique places and remarkable natural features. From state parks to forests and lakes, this passport includes over 80 outdoor locations to explore. It's free to sign up. All you need to do is check in to one of the passport locations, and you are on your way to earning prizes. The more you visit, the more you win. After checking in to 10 properties, participants will receive a pair of sunglasses. People who make 25 visits to any of the passport locations will earn a water bottle, and after 40 visits, participants will receive a hat. Check-in to 59 properties on the passport to earn a backpack. Complete the entire trail and receive a commemorative pin! You can also qualify for a grand prize giveaway and specific drawings throughout the year. This program is 100% free, but property entrance fees apply when you visit. All prizes are while supplies last.

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2022 Indiana State Fair
Celebrating automotive excellence, this year's state fair will bring new and old attractions, a variety of new fair foods, and plenty of concerts and carnival rides.
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Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
Scenic Brown County State Park, in Nashville, welcomes all visitors with its rolling hills and scenic vistas. Abe Martin Lodge, inside the park, offers comfortable lodging in both the lodge and cabins. All ages will enjoy the indoor aquatic center with its slide, lazy river, and hot tub.

Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Bulletin Board in Hall Near Front Desk.
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Atterbury FWA
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area, just 1 hr south of Indianapolis, includes 4,950 acres of upland game habitat, marsh, running creeks, and shallow open water. Note that this property is different than Camp Atterbury, the military installation. Activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, and a shooting range. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Check Station Door.
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Baltzell-Lenhart Woods Nature Preserve
Victor Baltzell donated this land to the State in memory of his wife Alice Lenhart Baltzell. The woods is a mesic and wet-mesic flatwoods typical of the central till plain, yet, unique in that it has an old-growth aspect due to the lack of trees removed during the Baltzell tenure on the property. The area is
dominated by oaks and hickories, but the presence of such species as bur oak, swamp white oak, pin oak, red maple, sycamore, and cottonwood attest to its wetness at times. DIRECTIONS: From Decatur, take US 27 south for about 3.5 miles to CR 200N. Turn left and travel about 0.5 mile to the preserve which runs alongside the south side of the road for about 0.25 mile. There is a small parking area and a 3/4 mile trail.
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Blue Grass FWA
Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area is unique because all of the land was previously strip mined. The property sits on approximately 2,532 acres and features 28 pits and lakes, around 600 acres of water. Activities include hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Information/Hunter Permit Station.
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Brookville Lake (Mounds SRA)
Brookville Lake, in Liberty, has more than 25 miles of hiking trails, boating opportunities, and nationally known recreational and sport fishing. Two beaches and more than 400 campsites make this an ideal family vacation spot. There are also traces of prehistoric Native American mounds throughout this valley, as well as a significant deposit of 450-million-year-old fossils.

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Brown County State Park
Nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges and fog-shrouded ravines. Glaciers from the most recent ice ages stopped short of the “hills o’ Brown,” but their meltwaters helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County State Park. Indiana’s largest park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.
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Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber And Cataract Falls SRAs)
Lieber State Recreation in Cloverdale Indiana is home to Cagles Mill Lake. There is also camping, fishing and boat rental available. Cataract Falls SRA located 12 miles south off of SR231 has an upper and lower waterfall that resulted from two pre-glacial bedrock ridges buried beneath ancient lake sediments of the Illinoisan glacial period. Parking is available at both waterfalls or take a short hike along the creek bed that connects them.
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Canyon Inn, McCormick's Creek State Park
Beautiful scenery and history blend together at Indiana’s oldest state park to make your visit unforgettable. Enjoy the peaceful calm of McCormick's Creek State Park's canyon and cliffs, view the waterfall and visit the fire tower for a view you won't soon forget. The historic inn was opened in Spencer in 1916. It currently has 76 guest rooms.

Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Bulletin Board outside Canyon Inn.
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Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA)
Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake, near Rockville, resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. The lake also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.
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Chain O’ Lakes State Park
This is lake country and a small boater’s paradise. Nine connecting lakes will be the center of your adventures at Chain O’Lakes. Paddle through the chain of serene kettle lakes, hike the 23 miles of forested trails, fish the electric-motors-only lakes, stay overnight in a forested hillside family cabin, visit the park’s historic one-room Stanley Schoolhouse, or explore the Nature Center. Other facilities available for visitors to enjoy include a campground, beach and picnic shelters.
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Charlestown State Park
With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle.
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Chinook FWA
Chinook Fish & Wildlife Area includes 2,141 acres of rolling grasslands and woods, plus 80 acres of water that are primarily former coal mining strip pits. Activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, and wildlife watching. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Chinook Check-in Booth.
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Clark State Forest
Clark State Forest, established in Henryville in 1903, is the oldest state forest in Indiana. The original appropriations to purchase a 2,000 acre tract took place during the administration of Governor Winfield Durbin. In the ensuing 96 years, additional acquisitions have increased this area to the present 24,000 acres.

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Clifty Falls State Park
Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances on state roads 56 and 62. The park’s waterfalls change moods with the weather and the seasons and can range from roaring plunges to delicate bridal-veil mists to gleaming frozen titans.
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Clifty Inn, Clifty Falls State Park
The inn overlooks the Ohio River and offers rooms and suites. The location allows you to nestle in the park's scenic beauty and be close to historic downtown Madison and its many offerings. Waterfalls and trails are some of the main attractions in the park, and so is the delicious home cooking in The Falls Restaurant.

Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the bulletin board in the main lobby of Clifty Inn.
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Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Deam Lake offers recreational activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking and hunting in designated areas. The 194-acre lake was constructed in 1965 in Borden and was named in honor of Charles Deam, Indiana's first state forester.
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Eunice H. Bryan Nature Preserve
This woods stands like an oasis surrounded by farmland. As you approach the preserve notice how tall, dense and even the forest canopy is, compared to woodlots which have been more heavily grazed and timbered. In the preserve, great white oaks, 4 feet in diameter, are found with large red oak, beech, basswood, and shagbark hickory on drier sites. DIRECTIONS: For about 7 miles northwest of Frankfort, take SR 38 west. Turn north on CR 450W to a marked parking lot on the right. A self-guiding nature trail with long and short loops traverses the preserve.
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Falls Of The Ohio State Park
Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana, is Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds featuring new interactive, immersive exhibits.
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Ferdinand State Forest
In 1933, a local conservation club raised funds to buy 900 acres to build a lake and establish an area to hunt and fish. They offered management of the project to the Indiana Department of Conservation the following year, and this marked the establishment of Ferdinand State Forest in Dubois County.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Front of the Gatehouse at Ferdinand State Forest Entrance.
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Fort Harrison Inn, Fort Harrison State Park
Stay in a historic Inn and former officers homes at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. The Inn also features a full-service restaurant, conference center and a Pete Dye-designed golf course. Stay/Play packages are available.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Hallway between the Post Road Entrance and the Front Desk Lobby.
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Fort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park year round, especially in winter since Fort Harrison features one of the biggest sledding hills in the area. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison. Autumn brings warm, sunny days and breathtaking fall colors to this, the last forested corner left in Marion County.
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Frances Slocum State Forest
Frances Slocum State Forest is located southeast from Peru, Indiana and north of the Mississinewa Reservoir dam. It encompasses 515 acres of contiguous forested landscape bordering the Mississinewa River. The terrain ranges from flat, to gentle slopes, to locally steep areas. The area is characterized as mixed hardwoods and pine.
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Glendale FWA
Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area features more than 1,400 acres of open water and 8,160 acres of land. Activities inlcude fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, hiking, camping and boating. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Entrance Door at Office/Check Station.
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Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Wetland & prairie habitat offering recreational fishing, bird-watching & hunting.
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Greene Sullivan State Forest
For a day of fishing, camping, hunting or just rest and relaxation, Greene-Sullivan State Forest is one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit. Greene-Sullivan was founded in Dugger in 1936 when various coal companies donated more than 3,000 acres of property to the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. But that was just the beginning. Now the forest boasts almost 9,000 acres of beautiful woodland and rolling hills dotted with more than 120 lakes, making it one of the most unique areas in Indiana.

Having trouble using your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found on the front porch at the State Forest Office.
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Hardy Lake
Hardy Lake in Scottsburg is a multi-use facility offering hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, camping and more. The lake is surrounded on all sides by limestone and rocky bluffs, caves and great fossils, but the property has only slate and shale exposure. It is the only DNR property with a raptor rehabilitation center. This center cares for injured birds of prey (raptors) and educates visitors about Indiana’s hawks, owls, falcons and vultures.
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Harmonie State Park
Harmonie State Park is located "on the banks of the Wabash" 25 miles northwest of Evansville. Camping and cabins, shady picnic areas, ravines, and pristine landscape await you here. This is a trail lover's paradise. Trails for walking, biking, mountain biking, and nature hikes will lure you for a visit.
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Harrison-Crawford State Forest
Harrison-Crawford State Forest lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River. Established in 1932 in Harrison and Crawford counties, the forest contains about 24,000 acres of rugged hardwood forest in western Harrison and eastern Crawford counties. This working forest is a favorite destination for sightseers, birdwatchers, hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders, anglers and hunters.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Property Office, Near Office Door.
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Hemmer Woods Nature Preserve
Hemmer is one of the best examples of a woods with southern affinities in the preserve system. Because of the outstanding natural communities present here, the woods has been registered as a National Natural Landmark. DIRECTIONS: From Buckskin on SR 57 take CR 900S about 2.5 miles east to CR 1050E, the 4th intersection after the railroad tracks. Then go 0.5 mile north to a marked parking lot. A self-guiding nature trail circles through the upland forest.
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Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve
Hoosier Prairie is a large remnant of the prairie landscape that was once common in northwest Indiana. This tract preserves the topographic and biotic diversity of the sand plains north of the Valparaiso Moraine. Plant diversity is exceptionally high here due to a wide range of moisture conditions. Sand rises support dry black oak savannas. Mesic sand prairie openings can be found on slopes between the rises and swales. Wet prairies, sedge meadows and marshes are scattered throughout the preserve in depressions and flats. Its size and plant diversity make Hoosier Prairie an excellent place to see native birds and other animals in their natural surroundings. Many of these animals are now rare in Indiana due to the disappearance of their native habitats. DIRECTIONS: From US 41 go east on Main St. toward Griffith. The parking lot is on your right after crossing Kennedy Ave. A one-mile, self- guiding trail leads into the prairie from this lot.
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Indiana Dunes State Park
Sand, shore, and the space to breathe—over 2,000 acres of it! This isn’t your run of the mill state park, it’s a place shaped by thousands of years of shifting landscapes and Hoosier history. Since 1925, Indiana Dunes State Park has been wowing visitors with its natural terrain, three-miles of dune-lined shores, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Splash around in Lake Michigan, bound up towering sand dunes, or explore beautiful trails on foot or on your bike. Escape the mundane on these storied shores.
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Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (Bonus Check-in)
Make a $10 unrestricted donation to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation to get one bonus check-in on the Passport and a free Indiana State Nature Passport sticker! The Foundation celebrates and preserves Indiana’s natural legacy by raising funds to support the Indiana DNR and its programs.
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Interlake State Recreation Area
Interlake State Recreation Area (ISRA), former coal mine land straddling Pike and Warrick counties, is a multi-use recreational facility focusing on off-road vehicle (ORV) recreation. Interlake is approximately 3,550 acres with nearly 100 miles of trails and 17 lakes (many of which can be accessed for fishing). The three areas of mining and reclamation create a variety of trail experiences for ORV enthusiasts, horse riders, hikers and mountain bikers. From steep spoil banks to rolling grasslands, man-made lakes and strip pits, Interlake offers a diverse array of topography and scenic views.
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Jackson-Washington State Forest
Jackson-Washington State Forest encompasses nearly 18,000 acres in Jackson and Washington counties in the heart of southern Indiana. This part of the state contains unique topography known as the “knobs”. This region provides scenic views second to none and offers some breathtaking hiking opportunities.
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Jasper Pulaski FWA
Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area is best known as stopover for 10,000+ sandhill cranes during the annual fall migration. The property has 8,179 acres of wetland, upland and woodland game habitat. Activities include fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and hiking. There is also a shooting range on the property. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Crane Tower Info Kiosk.
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Kankakee FWA
Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area sits on 4,199 acres, which includes open water, marshes, floodplain forests, and 11 miles of river. The entire area is situated in what was the Kankakee Grand Marsh. Activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, and exceptional wildlife watching. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Office Headquarters.
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Kingsbury FWA
Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area includes 7,280 acres of grassland, crop fields, marsh areas and a 30-acre lake. Activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, and a shooting range. The property is a stop on the Indiana Birding Trail. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Office Headquarters.
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Lincoln State Park
Discover the boyhood home of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Among the rolling hills and thick forest, young Lincoln learned many life lessons.  Lincoln State Park offers 10 miles of hiking trails, two scenic lakes, and an interpretive center to help you experience early life of settlers in southern Indiana. Your entire family can enjoy a relaxing time at one of the campgrounds, cabins or group cottages. Tour the Colonel Jones Home, the historic home of the merchant and Civil War officer who employed young Lincoln.
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Loblolly Marsh Wetlands Nature Preserve
The Loblolly Marsh is a wetland complex containing emergent bur reed and cattail marshes where waterfowl reproduce. During drier times of the year, the marsh may have large mudflats exposed and shorebirds visit the area. Fall months are primed for the many migrating birds that feed on the abundant growth of annual plants. Winter months are a flurry of activity with all of the northern migrants and an occasional snowy owl. DIRECTIONS: From Bryant, take SR 18 west for 3.6 miles to CR 250 West and turn right (North). Go about three-quarter mile (0.75 mile). The preserve is on both sides of the road and parking is available north of the Loblolly Creek.
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Martin State Forest
Martin State Forest was established in Shoals in 1932 with the purchase of 1,205 acres. The property has grown to 7,863 acres through additional land purchases and trades with the U.S. Forest Service. Primitive camping, fishing, hunting and picnicking are available to visitors.
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McCormick's Creek State Park
Explore the spectacular limestone canyon and scenic waterfalls at McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana’s oldest. Located near Spencer, McCormick’s Creek’s trails feature diverse forest trees, spicebrush, native wildflowers and Wolf Cave Nature Preserve. You can stay overnight at a campsite, a cabin or the relaxing Canyon Inn, where you can watch birds through the enormous windows in the dining room.

Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Park Gate, the Bulletin Board outside the Nature Center, or the Campground Gate.
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Mississinewa Lake (Miami SRA)
Mississinewa Lake in Peru offers excellent fishing, hunting and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. The expanses of forests, prairies and farmland surrounding the lake provide attractive habitat to a wide variety of wildlife, exhibiting exceptional viewing opportunities for hikers, bird watchers and touring bicyclists.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Boards at the Property Bathrooms.
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Monroe Lake (Paynetown SRA)
Monroe Lake near Bloomington is Indiana’s largest land-bound body of water. At over 10,750 surface acres, this lake has more than ample space for recreation of all types. Whether you’re looking for camping in spring, boating in summer, fishing in fall, or hiking in winter, there’s a good chance the lake and the thousands of acres surrounding it have something for you!

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board on the Outside Wall of the Activity Center.
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Moraine Nature Preserve
This preserve is a fine example of the many land forms associated with the Valparaiso Moraine. The Valparaiso Moraine runs for several hundred miles from southern Wisconsin through northern Illinois and northwest Indiana into west-central Michigan. The moraine was formed by the southern edge of the Lake Michigan Lobe of Wisconsinan glaciations. From Valparaiso, go north on SR 49 to CR 600 N, turn right and then immediately left on CR 200 E. Take CR 200 E north to the “T” intersection. Turn right on CR 750 N, the entrance to the preserve. Parking is located along this road. Several trails can be accessed from the parking lot.
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Morgan-Monroe State Forest
Morgan-Monroe State Forest encompasses more than 25,000 acres in Morgan and Monroe counties in south central Indiana. The forest land encompasses many steep ridges and valleys, and is forested with some of the state's finest hardwoods.
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Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys indicate the mounds were used as gathering places for religious ceremonies, from where astronomical alignments could be viewed.
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Mountain Tea State Forest
Mountain Tea State Forest currently encompasses more than 1,153 acres in Brown County, 705 acres of which was deeded to the State of Indiana in 2013. The deeded portion was locally known as a part of the Mountain Tea property and was previously managed by The Nature Conservancy.
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O'Bannon Woods State Park
O’Bannon Woods is nestled in the foothills of Southern Indiana and is bordered by the Ohio River. Enjoy the scenery with camping, hiking, and mountain biking. O’Bannon Woods State Park 2,300 acres is nestled in the foothills of Southern Indiana and is bordered by the beautiful Ohio and Blue rivers. Enjoy the scenery with camping, hiking, mountain biking, and natural bluffs. The park also includes a recreated 1800s homestead. The charming historic town of Corydon is just minutes away, so you can enjoy the outdoors in addition to great dining and other local attractions.
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Olin Lake Nature Preserve
At just over 100 acres, Olin Lake is the largest lake in Indiana with an undeveloped shoreline. The entire shoreline is protected by this preserve. Most of the shoreline is low and marshy, which undoubtedly contributed to the lack of development. Swamp forest along the shoreline includes tamarack, silver maple, red maple, and green ash. DIRECTIONS: From Wolcottville, go north 2 miles on SR 9. Turn left on CR 600S. Proceed 2 miles, then turn right on CR 125E and go north 0.5 mile to a marked parking lot. A hiking trail leads to the lakeshore.
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Ouabache State Park
Ouabache State Park is located along the Wabash River near Bluffton. The park was once considered the “Greatest Wildlife Laboratory in the United States” for its raising of pheasant, quail, raccoon, and rabbit. Through the efforts of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the area was developed for wildlife management, forestry demonstration, and recreation.
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Owen-Putnam State Forest
Hike through some of the best hardwood forests in the country in Owen and Putnam counties. Enjoy deer, squirrel and turkey hunting. Fish in one of the ponds. Horseback ride through some of the beautiful hills of south central Indiana, including a view of a 50-foot sandstone bluff.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at near the Map Box Outside the Property Office.
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Patoka Lake (Newton-Stewart SRA)
With 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake, in Birdseye, Ind., is a fine example of lake ecology. An 8,800-acre lake provides habitat for freshwater jellyfish and bald eagle nesting sites. River otters and osprey were reintroduced at Patoka by the DNR.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board at the Nature Center, Office, Main Gate.
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Pigeon River FWA
Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area features 11,794 acres of land, 529 acres of open water and 17 miles of free flowing river. Activities include fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and a shooting range. The property offers exceptional waterfowl watching opportunities during the spring migration. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Check Station (Main Office).
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Pike State Forest
Pike State Forest consists of 4,444 acres in southwestern Indiana. Acquisition of the land that makes up the forest began in the 1930s continuing through the 1950s. Topography at Pike State Forest varies from hilly uplands to the low bottomlands of the Patoka River. Because of the diversity of sites, a wide variety of plant and animal life make their homes at Pike. Several recreational opportunities are available at Pike State Forest, including hunting, horseback riding, picnicking, bird watching and hiking.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Information Kiosk at the Pike Service Building .
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Pipewort Pond Nature Preserve
Pipewort Pond has a very shallow basin which creates wide seasonal fluctuations in the water level. The resulting effect is that of extensive peaty muckflats and sandflats late in the summer with the same areas completely under water in the spring and early summer. Because of these wetland characteristics Pipewort Pond is a very attractive site for herons, ducks and shorebirds. DIRECTIONS: In Bristol, at the intersection of US 120 and SR 15 where the latter turns south, proceed northward across the St. Joseph River bridge. Shortly after crossing the bridge turn onto CR 23, which veers off to the left. Follow this road until you are 0.5 mile past the toll road overpass and turn into a drive on the left, marked with small white Nature Preserve signs. Park and walk west on an old farm lane to the pond. There is a boardwalk that overlooks the pond.
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Pokagon State Park
Pokagon State Park is an Indiana state park in the northeastern part of the state, near the village of Fremont and 5 miles north of Angola. Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile.
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Portland Arch Nature Preserve
Dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1972, Portland Arch in Fountain County is obviously beautiful with its dramatic sandstone gorge and the meandering creek that follows the well-worn path of the preserve. Also found are an assemblage of natural communities and features including cliffs, forests, open prairies, spring-seep wetlands, and savannas—all offering an abundance of plants, wildflowers, and trees.
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Potato Creek State Park
Potato Creek is in north-central Indiana about 12 miles southwest of South Bend. The park features a wide array of activities and facilities for year-round enjoyment. A variety of natural habitats await, including the 327-acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies and diverse wetlands. Each offers unique opportunities for plant and wildlife observation. Native peoples used the area for hunting and fishing. The area’s first people of European descent settled here in the 1830s.
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Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park
Experience nature at its finest at Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center. Enjoy restful comfort on the shores of beautiful Lake James, one of Indiana’s largest lakes. The Inn offers 126 guest rooms, 12 cabins, and a spacious 10,000 square-foot banquet and conference center. The Inn is located just 5 miles south of the Indiana/Michigan boarder off of I-69 near Angola.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board Outside Potawatomi Inn.
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Prophetstown State Park
Indiana's newest state park where you can enjoy camping, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, and wildlife observation. The park is unique because of the large expanses of tall prairie grasses, blooming native wildflowers, and numerous wetlands called fens that wait to be explored. Several picnic areas, shelter houses, playgrounds and a 110 site modern campground, all of which are ADA accessible, can be found within the park
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Ravinia State Forest
Ravinia State Forest encompasses 1,500 acres of wooded rolling hills and valleys of Morgan County, and can be accessed via several parking areas located off Duckworth, Parker and Big Hurricane roads.
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Redbird State Recreation Area
Named after the Redbird Coal Mine, the property is approximately 1,400 acres of former surface and underground coal mine land near Linton. Its unique history has given us both treasures and challenges. Miles of trails for all skill levels bring ORV enthusiasts to the property and reward them with rich and diverse experiences. Gentle slopes to the technically difficult, can be found at Redbird.

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Salamonie Lake (Lost Bridge West SRA)
Salamonie Lake is centrally located between the cities of Wabash, Huntington and Marion. Enjoy scenic trails, wildlife and bird watching, hunting, and camping at this 2,665-acre lake property. The 12,554 land acres provide 40 ponds, marshes, and wetlands, contributing to diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities.

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Salamonie River State Forest
The name Salamonie was derived from the Native American word "O-sah-mo-nee," which means "yellow paint." Native Americans made yellow paint from the bloodroot plant which grew in great abundance along the winding banks of the river. Salamonie River State Forest in Wabash County was created as a demonstration riverside forest for the reclamation of eroded land. Today, the forest encompasses 950 acres offering many recreational opportunities to visitors.
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Selmier State Forest
Selmier State Forest in North Vernon was donated to the state of Indiana by Mrs. Frank Selmier on behalf of her husband. Frank Selmier had a strong interest in the outdoors. He planted several acres on this property of pine, black locust, black walnut, sycamore and tuliptree from 1921 to 1934. Most of the property was placed in Indiana's Classified Forest Program between 1927 and 1931.
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Shades State Park
Located about 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville (off S.R. 47), it is a favorite for hikers and canoeists. The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise. Also on the property is Pine Hills Nature Preserve, which affords spectacular topography for those willing to take a fairly long hike.
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Shakamak State Park
Ready to relax? Let's head for Shakamak. Three man-made lakes offer 400 acres of water for fishing and boating while a family aquatic center provides swimming fun. About two-thirds of the campsites are in a wooded area, offering cool shade in the summer and beautiful fall colors in autumn. Nearby is a play field area for family fun. A popular feature of the park is the group camp.
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Shrader-Weaver Woods Nature Preserve
Shrader-Weaver, a National Natural Landmark, contains a pioneer homestead, open fields, and woods. A 28-acre old-growth upland forest is beech-maple dominated. DIRECTIONS: From Bentonville go 1 mile east on CR 700N, then 1.75 miles south on CR 450W to a marked parking lot. There are 2 self- guiding trails in this preserve; one goes through the old-growth upland forest and the other through the old field and lowland forest.
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Spring Mill Inn, Spring Mill State Park
The historic 73 room Inn with warm and cozy country decor welcomes you to relax in comfort. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool, delicious dining room menu, and Service State Park Style! Spring Mill State Park is located in Mitchell.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Display board across from Inn Front Desk.
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Spring Mill State Park
Spring Mill State Park is a 1,358-acre state park in the state of Indiana. The park is located to the south of Bloomington, about 3 miles east of the city of Mitchell on Indiana Highway 60. It contains a settler's village, the Gus Grissom Memorial, a nature's center, and campgrounds.
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Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area
Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area encompasses approximately 280 acres near Vallonia offering some of the best camping in southern Indiana. Carved out of 18,000-acre Jackson-Washington State Forest, it provides fishing and boat rental on 145-acre Starve Hollow Lake, swimming on the large sandy beach or the chance to learn about conservation at the Education Center. For the more avid outdoor enthusiast, hiking and mountain biking on nearby trails is available.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board at Main Gate House.
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Stoutsburg Savanna Nature Preserve
This nature preserve protects a great example of a unique habitat; a black oak sand savanna. A savanna is sometimes described as a prairie with open-grown trees. At this site you will see open-grown black oak trees and high dry sandy soils that are old sand dunes. They attract an understory of prairie grasses and wildflowers. The lower ground in between these old sand dunes was typically covered with tall grass prairie. A number of rare species can be found at this preserve, including: red headed woodpeckers, glass lizards, and pocket gophers. The 1.5 mile Dunes & Prairie trail allows hikers to experience wetland, prairie, and high quality oak savanna. DIRECTIONS: From I-65 take exit 230 for IN-10 toward Demotte / Roselawn. Continue east onto IN-110. Turn north onto US 231 N and then turn right onto W 1100 N. After approximately 2.8 miles the nature preserves parking lot will be on the north side of the road.
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Summit Lake State Park
An expansive view and good fishing beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres, including a large lake, await your visit. Facilities include 120 electric campsites, three boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and two large open shelters that can be reserved for family picnics and other events. Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area. Zeigler Woods, in the southwest corner of the park, is Henry County’s first nature preserve.
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Tippecanoe River State Park
Of course the river is the big attraction at Tippecanoe, especially for canoers and kayakers; you will need to bring your own equipment or make arrangements with local liveries. The trails are another popular attraction. There are 23 miles of trails, 9 miles of which are for hiking only, and 14 miles of which are a  combination of hiking/horse trails. All are rated as easy to moderate. There are a variety of camping opportunities that include primitive, electric, camper cabins, horse sites, and youth tent areas.
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Tri-County FWA
Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area features 3,546 acres of land, with 650 acres of open water. There are 10 natural lakes with water depths of 75 feet. Activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching and a shooting range. Also managed by Tri-County FWA, Pisgah Marsh features excellent wildlife watching and an ADA-compliant boardwalk. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Office Headquarters Door.
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Turkey Run Inn, Turkey Run State Park
Enjoy Turkey Run Inn and the Narrows Restaurant, right in the middle of the beautiful Turkey Run State Park in Parke County. Wake up to adventure just steps from you room and enjoy fantastic hiking trails with canyons and ravines. Step across the swinging bridge for a view you won't forget.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board in Wooden Lobby and Front Desk.
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Turkey Run State Park
You'll marvel at the natural geologic wonders of this beautiful park as you hike along its famous trails. Nestled along State Road 47 southwest of Crawfordsville, the park offers the chance to explore deep, sandstone ravines, walk along stands of aged forests, and enjoy the scenic views along Sugar Creek. Make sure to visit the Colonel Richard Lieber Cabin, which commemorates the contributions of the father of Indiana's state park system.
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Versailles State Park
Take a drive through the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Indiana with Versailles State Park, Indiana’s second-largest state park, as your destination. This area has a deep history rooted in both the Civil War and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Versailles State Park dedicated a CCC commemorative statue in 2010. Numerous fossils tell the story of an ancient sea that covered the region. During the Civil War, Morgan’s Raiders made their way through the area that is now the park. 
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Wabashiki FWA
Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area features 3,716 acres of floodplain along the Wabash River. Activities include hunting, fishing, a Phenology Trail, and exceptional birdwatching. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Dewey Point check-in booth.
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Whitewater Memorial State Park Office
A part of the Brookville Lake-Whitewater Memorial State Park Complex, Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake, access to Brookville Reservoir, and other recreational facilities. Shoreline hiking, flat-water boating, swimming, fishing and camping opportunities are abundant around the man-made lake. The access to Brookville Reservoir provides many opportunities for seeing migrating flocks of birds.
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Willow Slough FWA
Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area offers fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, hiking, and camping. The 9,956 acres property features 1,200 acres of open water and marshes surrounded by prairies, forests, and savanna ecosystems. Having trouble with your location services? You can also check in using a pin. The pin can be found at the Office Headquarters.
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Yellowwood State Forest
Yellowwood State Forest was created in Brown County in 1940 when federal land was leased to the state of Indiana. More than 2,000 abandoned and eroded acres were planted to pine (red, jack, shortleaf, white and scotch), black locust, black walnut, white and red oak. Red and white pines are the true northern pines and are still in good condition. Yellowwood Lake was completed in 1939. The 133-acre lake is about 30 feet deep.

Having trouble with your location services? You can check-in with a pin number. You can find the pin number at the Bulletin Board Outside the Main Property Office.
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