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Geocache For Prizes In State Parks Centennial Challenge
Updated June 6, 2016 9:51 AM
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(UNDATED) - Visitors to Indiana State Parks this year can play the Centennial Geocache Challenge for a chance to win prizes, including a 2017 Annual Entrance Permit.

The Centennial Geocache Challenge is a self-guided activity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks in 2016.

A Centennial Cache is located at each state park. Participants can download a Centennial Geocache Passport at The passport is a game card that that resembles a bingo card with park names inside each square. When participants find a Centennial Cache, they stamp the square for the corresponding park using a property-specific stamp inside each cache.

Completing five parks in at least one row on the passport makes the participant eligible for prizes. Completing more rows increases a player's entries into the prize contest. Twelve entries are possible per passport.

Prizes include a 2017 Annual Entrance Permit, a $50 camping gift card to state parks, a $50 DNR Inns gift card, a $25 gift card to Cabela's and Indiana State Parks Centennial Coins.

Information on the caches is at, where you can search by property name or by property ZIP code.

Caches can be found and documented through Oct. 30. Passports must be mailed, or scanned and emailed, to the challenge organizers at Indiana Dunes State Park by Nov. 6. The mailing address is Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton, IN 46304. The email address is

Learn more about geocaching and how caches can be placed on DNR properties at

Turkey Run and McCormick's Creek were Indiana's first two state parks, established in 1916 as a gift to Hoosiers on the 100th anniversary of Indiana statehood.

A list of centennial activities is at

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