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“Experience” returns, three months earlier
Start Date: 5/10/2017
Event Description:

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience (Ford ODX) will return to Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, June 10-11, after a 21-month break.

Likely the largest free outdoor event in the state, the Ford ODX was last held in September 2015. That was the sixth annual. Each prior year’s event was also held in September.

The Ford ODX wasn’t held last year because of the many activities being held in recognition of the centennial of Indiana State Parks. Moving the Ford ODX closer to the start of the traditional outdoor recreation season gives participants plenty of follow-up time to do the activities they liked at the Ford ODX on their own.

The event offers virtually anyone who has the desire and ability the chance to try dozens of hands-on outdoor activities, free, guided by experts.

As in previous years, parking, entry and all activities are free to participants of all ages. All is equipment is provided. Participants are typically beginners or novices in activities such as target shooting, archery, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and many more.

Registering to participate is requested to help the organizers prepare. Register at

where you also can learn more about this year’s activities and check for updates and logistics.

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is presented by Central Indiana Ford Dealers, the DNR, and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation to get more people participating in outdoor recreation.

Don’t miss this chance to discover what could set the stage for the ultimate summer of active outdoor fun. The only cost is your time.

To view all DNR news releases, please see

Contact Information:
Name: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853
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