Give Back To Public Lands On September 26

(UNDATED) – September 26 is National Public Lands Day – the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.

Shakamak State Park located in Jasonville, is a wonderful place for fishing, camping, hiking swimming, and more.

During the weekend of Sept. 26-27, celebrate National Public Lands Day by choosing your own adventure at your favorite DNR property:

  1. Give back to an area you love by volunteering – find events near you.
  2. Get outside and enjoy your favorite recreational activity.
  3. Can’t choose? Do both. Grab a bucket and take on the 5 gallon challenge while you enjoy the recreational pastime of your choosing.

To find a property near you, visit

Home to beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous views of Downtown Madison and the Ohio River, Clifty Falls State Park is a favorite destination in Southern Indiana. Insider tip, the waterfalls are perhaps even more beautiful when they are frozen over during winter months!

Indiana State Parks, Indiana State Forests, and State Recreation Areas will be offering free admission for visitors to enjoy the fall season on Sept. 27. Start planning your celebration today.