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All Veterans And Active-Duty Military And Families Admitted Free To DNR Properties Saturday
Updated November 8, 2017 7:36 AM
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(UNDATED) - All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties and state forests on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans and military personnel should present ID or evidence of military service where entrance gates are in operation.

"We appreciate the sacrifices and service of our veterans and active-duty military and look forward to recognizing them with a day to explore some of the best outdoor places in our state," said Dan Bortner, director of Indiana State Parks.

For proof of military status, gate attendants will accept:

  • Discharge papers (veteran's DD Form 214).
  • Veteran license plates: Ex-POW, Purple Heart, Disabled Hoosier Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor.
  • Veteran license plates also include:
  • Air Force Veteran
  • Army Veteran.
  • Coast Guard Veteran.
  • Marine Corps Veteran.
  • Merchant Marine Veteran.
  • Navy Veteran.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Award Letter.
  • Veterans hunting and fishing license.
  • Documents showing veteran benefits with veteran's name on document.
  • Any other certificate or verification letter or form.

For general information about state park, reservoir and forest properties, visit

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