As the state of Indiana celebrates its bicentennial, Indiana State Parks is celebrating its centennial and marking the occasion with a special admission charge this weekend. Visitors to any state park will be charged 10 cents, which is the price visitors paid in 1916.
The rate applies to all 24 parks and eight reservoir properties operated by Indiana State Parks June 4 and 5. Normally, admission to the parks is $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle.
"We think that inviting our guests to make a donation at the 1916 rate is a great way to celebrate our centennial, and a way to encourage all Hoosiers to visit a state park and enjoy a day outdoors," said Dan Bortner, director of Indiana State Parks.
Indiana State Parks says visitors with an annual pass or a Golden Hoosier Passport will still be able to use those for admission. Additional fees for activities, such as off-road bicycling, horseback riding and camping, will remain at the 2016 rates.
Indiana State Parks were established in 1916, the first two of which were Turkey Run and McCormick’s Creek. You can learn more about Indiana’s State Parks by clicking here.