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There are no longer daily or annual boat launch fees for lakes at state parks, state-managed lakes and state forests. These launch fees have been replaced by a DNR Lake Permit. Read about the change.
All private watercraft using a state park lake, state-managed lake, state forest lake or Division of Outdoor Recreation lake must have a current year DNR Lake permit. This includes personal watercraft, motorboats, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and all watercraft moored at marinas, private docks, group docks or bank ties. Read more details about the DNR Lake Permit.
This permit should be placed on any boat that will be on the water at Indiana state parks, state-managed lakes or state forests.
Permits can be purchased through DNR's online Mother Nature's Mercantile. They are available at the property offices and entrance gates (when staffed) at state parks, reservoirs and forests; and at the DNR Customer Service Center in the Indiana Government Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Prices listed below are state rental prices. Rentals are subject to sales tax. Prices may vary where boats are rented by private concessionaires. Deposits are required on boats, canoes, life jackets and bicycles except where hunting or fishing license, driver's license or Annual Entrance Permit may be held in lieu of deposit.