The 2020 Indiana Department of Natural Resources special events calendar is now available.

Highlights on the 2020 calendar include a winter hike series at Brown County State Park to off-the-beaten-path features; a paddler’s weekend at Summit Lake State Park, Aug. 22-23; and “Hoots and Howls Weekend” at Mounds State Park on Oct. 24-25. Easter egg hunts, arts events, outdoor skills learning opportunities and fireworks are also on the schedule, among other events.

“In addition to these special events, our interpretive naturalists offer a wide range of hikes, talks and other outdoor experiences to introduce Hoosiers to our natural and cultural resources throughout the year,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director of Indiana State Parks.

See individual events at or on the DNR calendar at

One may request an electronic copy of the calendar by emailing, or request a hard copy by calling 317-232-4140. Events for each property are also posted at nature centers and park gates.

Some state parks also offer periodic electronic newsletters with event details. A list of these is at

For camping reservations, visit (available 24 hours) or call 866-622-6746 between noon-8 p.m. Reservations can now be made year-round up to six months in advance to ensure that you have your favorite campsite.

For reservations at Indiana State Park Inns, visit or call 877-563-4371.

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