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Learn to enjoy the outdoors, free
Start Date: 5/30/2017
Event Description:
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts from all over Indiana dusted off their gear Memorial Day weekend to embrace the natural resources of the Hoosier state this summer.

If you didn’t do the same but would like to learn how to make the outdoors a major part of your summer fun, head to Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis on June 10-11 for the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience (Ford ODX).

The Ford ODX offers the chance for young and old to learn and try dozens of outdoor activities under the watchful eye of experts. Fishing, horseback riding, disc golf, archery, crossbow, shotgun and mountain biking are just a few. And it won’t cost you a penny.

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. This year’s date is intentionally closer to the start of the traditional outdoor recreation season. The early-June date gives you plenty of follow-up time to keep doing the activities you liked and develop them as hobbies.

As in previous years, parking, entry and all activities are free to participants of all ages, and all equipment is provided.

The DNR requests that you register in advance at to participate but advance registration is not required. The same website is also the source to learn about other activities offered, check for updates, and get tips on how to make the most of your Experience.

The Ford ODX is presented by Central Indiana Ford Dealers, the DNR, and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation to get more people involved in outdoor recreation.

To view all DNR news releases, please see
Contact Information:
Name: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853
State calendar entry type:
Press Release
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