The Great Outdoors


Indiana State Parks has stocking stuffers galore for the outdoors lovers on your shopping list this year.

From campers to kayakers and more, your loved ones are covered with passes, permits, gift cards and gift packages to help them make 2018 memorable. All of these gift ideas are available online at

A $99 holiday gift pack includes a 2018 resident Annual Entrance Permit, a one-year subscription to Outdoor Indiana magazine, and your choice of a $65 inn or camping gift card. The buyer saves $31 over the regular price of the items purchased separately. The offer is available only online or by calling 1-877-LODGES1 through December 31. Senior and Non-resident options are also available.

Also available are annual state parks passes, $50 for in-state residents under age 65 or $25 for in-state residents age 65 and older; DNR lake permits ($25 for a motorized boat, $5 for a non-motorized boat); annual horse tags, $20; and off-road cycling permits, $20.

Gift cards for inns, golfing at The Fort Golf Resort in Fort Harrison State Park, and camping can be purchased in values ranging from $25 to $200.

All passes and permits are valid Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018. Indiana has a combined 32 state parks and reservoirs, as well as seven inns throughout the state. Passes and permits are also good at State Forest Recreation Areas.

Orders at will ship within three to five business days. Orders received by Dec. 12 will ship by Dec. 18. Permits and passes also can be purchased at park offices.

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