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STATEWIDE–Admission to Indiana’s State Parks and State Forest recreation areas will be free September 22 in recognition of National Public Lands Day . 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the only exception is Spring Mill State Park, which will be free September 23. 

Volunteer opportunities at Indiana State Park properties on September 22 include trail work at Clifty Falls State Park, seed collecting at Prophetstown State Park, invasive plant removals at Charlestown, Chain O’Lakes and Fort Harrison state parks, and clean-ups at Mounds and Summit Lake state park, and at Salamonie Lake and Mississinewa Lake.  

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says National Public Lands Day is is a reminder that public lands are places for outdoor recreation, conservation and making memories with families and friends. 

Properties will offer hikes, pioneer activities, crafts and live bird shows.  

A complete list of programs can be found here.  


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