State’s recreation, fishing guidebooks are online

The guide to Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ outdoor recreation is available now at, while the guide to fishing is available at

The recreation guide is the source for information on state parks, forests, lakes, fish and wildlife areas, nature preserves, state park inns and other state properties.

Soon, free printed copies of each will be available at retail outlets, state parks, lakes and other DNR properties.

Paper copies of the guides also are available at the DNR booth in Tackle Town in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show Wednesday through Sunday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Annual entrance passes for state park properties can be purchased in person at the gatehouse or offices of state park properties, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis during business hours or at

Indiana resident passes cost $50. For individuals 65 and older, the price is $25. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $70. Normal daily gate fees for residents at most properties are $7 per in-state vehicle. For information on Indiana state park properties, visit

Fishing licenses can be purchased and printed at They also may be purchased at retailers, county clerk offices, most DNR properties throughout the state and at the Boat, Sport and Travel Show.