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Perfect gifts for the outdoor lovers on your list

cliftyfallsDo you have someone on your holiday gift giving list who is most at home in a tent or whose idea of a good time is a 5-mile hike? The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has some ideal gifts for you to consider.

2010 State Park Permits: Only $36 for Indiana residents and $46 for non-residents, this permit admits non-commercial vehicles, driver and passengers, or two motorcycles to the DNR properties which charge a gate fee. Good from January 1 until December 31, 2010. This permit may be used at Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center for up to 5 people per pass per visit. May not be used at Indiana State Historic Sites.

Outdoor Indiana magazine subscription: Now in its 75th year of publication, Outdoor Indiana brings you feature stories and color photographs of Indiana state parks, historic sites, trails and more. Buy a one-year subscription for $12 and save $6 off the cover price!

If you really want to spoil someone, go for the $99 Holiday Gift Pack that includes the 2010 Resident Entrance Permit, $50 State Park Inns gift certificate (can also be increased to $100), Outdoor Indiana subscription, and Indiana State Parks: Treasures in Your Own Backyard DVD. The package price saves you $20 over the cost of buying each component individually.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.