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State Parks & Reservoirs > Rates & Fees > Memories on a Budget Memories on a Budget

Fun on a Budget at Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs*

Looking for a way to travel cheap this summer? Here's some ways you can enjoy the outdoors, make memories and still have cash left in your wallet when you get home.

$5 (Entrance Fee Only)
Take a hike and check out a playground.
Visit the nature center and stay for a fun program with the interpretive naturalist.
Pack towels and suits and take a swim at a beach (where available).
Bring your lawn chair and relax in a picnic area with a good book
Take a trip back in time to Spring Mill's Pioneer Village, Mounds' Bronnenberg Home and Great Mound, Turkey Run's Lusk Home or Lincoln's Col. William Jones Home.

$10-$20 (Entrance Fee + Activity Fee)
Spend the day at one of our swimming pools.
Take a hike and enjoy a picnic lunch packed at home.
Take your kids fishing!
Take your little ones for a pony ride.
Go on a hayride.

$15-$25 (Entrance Fee + Activity Fee)
Rent a paddleboat or rowboat/canoe.
Take a horseback ride $13-$25/person.
Enjoy a meal at one of our seven state park inn restaurants.

$25-50 (Entrance Fee + Activity Fee)
Camp during the week (Sun-Wed) in a primitive or non-electric site.
Reserve a picnic shelter and have a family reunion.

Not sure about any of these? Create your own inexpensive visit - we have hundreds of miles of trails, great water for fishing and swimming, thousands of picnic tables for lazy afternoon sits, and great staff to help you find your way around!

*These are not special rates identified just for this page; estimates are made using standard fees and charges. Some fees and charges may vary depending on location, season and number of people. Be sure to check at the property to confirm current pricing.