Every tax dollar you pay is divided to support a wide variety of state services. Only a small percentage of each tax dollar is appropriated to the DNR. User fees currently pay about 70 percent of state park operational costs. Appropriations from the State’s General Fund pay the other 30 percent. That 30 percent equates to only about $1.39 per Hoosier in taxes each year for state park operations.
On May 13, 2015 a number of fee increases will take effect. State Park entrance (daily gate and annual passes), lake permits and several other fees at Indiana State Parks and State Forest Recreation Areas will be affected.
Find details about our fees and answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question concerning these fees that you don’t see answered or you wish to comment, send an email to INParkForestFees@dnr.IN.gov
2016 Lake Permits are VALID from January 1, 2016-December 31, 2016.
All prices are in USD.