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Kick Off Visit Indiana Week With Free State Parks Admission

Campsite at Ouabache State Park

Campsite at Ouabache State Park

Indiana State Parks is offering free state parks admission for everyone on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in honor of Visit Indiana Week, sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The free admission day is also the last day of Let’s Camp America! Weekend, a nationwide initiative of the National Association of State Parks Directors.

The 32 properties owned and managed by Indiana State Parks offer a combined 7,700 campsites and more than 150 cabins, and nearly 700 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Let’s Camp America! Weekend is a chance for beginners to learn basic camping skills, and for experienced campers to get their equipment out for a spring weekend. Activities will take place at all 32 Indiana State Parks properties and on social media. The weekend celebrates all forms of camping, including tents, trailers, recreational vehicles and cabins.

Lincoln State Park

Lincoln State Park

The Let’s Camp America! Weekend also includes these social media elements and giveaways on the Indiana State Parks Facebook page for all campers to enjoy:

-Share a photo of your favorite camping gadget on the page using the hashtag #myfavcampgadget2017. You can do this whether or not you are camping during the weekend. Selected favorites will win a 2017 annual pass or camping gift card.

-Post your campsite photo, camping selfie or scenic spring image from the weekend. Use the hashtag #LetsCampAmericaFunPix. Selected favorites will receive a 2017 annual pass or a camping gift card.

-Share your favorite camping story/memory using the hashtag #mycampingstory. Selected favorites will receive a 2017 annual pass or camping gift card.

Indiana Dunes State Park was named a 10 Best spot in the nation. This photo shows why.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Learn more about Indiana State Parks here. Find Indiana campgrounds here.

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