Like it’s 1916: Get into state parks this weekend for a dime

Indiana’s state parks are rolling back admission prices this weekend to just 10 cents per person, the same price as what park visitors paid in 1916.

The price break Saturday and Sunday is part of a celebration of the parks’ 100th birthday and applies to all 24 parks and eight reservoir properties operated by Indiana State Parks.

Those with annual passes or a Golden Hoosier Passport may use those for admission.

Admission to most state parks normally costs $7 for in-state vehicles and $9 for out-of-state vehicles, said Dan Bortner, director of Indiana State Parks.

Additional fees for activities inside the park, such as off-road bicycling, horseback riding and camping, still are being charged at 2016 prices.

Generally, all revenue collected at gates, campgrounds and pools and for programming and passes goes to one account to support operations on all park properties. However, for this weekend only, all donations collected at entrance gates will remain with the park in which they were received and will support programs and projects there.

A list of state properties is located at