Calling all fans of the outdoors! The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is encouraging everyone to sit less, explore more and get rewarded for it.
Indiana State Nature Passport is a new program that encourages visitors to discover new places and enjoy the outdoors. Sign up online for the passport and receive custom prizes for visiting multiple destinations across the state. Visitors need to check-in from a smartphone at one of the designated passport locations. Participants earn more by visiting more locations. Nearly 60 parks, forests, lakes and more are on the Indiana State Nature Passport. You can find a list of all of the included destinations at visitindiana.com/explore.
Visitors who sign up the week of February 22-28, 2021, will receive a free sticker. After checking in to 10 places, participants will receive a pair of sunglasses. People who make 25 visits to any of the passport locations will earn a water bottle, and after 40 visits, participants will receive a hat. Check-in to all 59 places on the passport to earn a backpack.
Visitors can also qualify for seasonal drawings throughout the year. You will be notified of these opportunities via email, if you are signed up for the passport. The Indiana State Nature Passport program is 100% free, but property entrance fees apply when you visit each state park.
To learn more about the program and to sign up, visit visitindiana.com/explore.