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About IDNR

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) manages a wide variety of state-owned lands that are available for all sorts outdoor recreation activities. Staff are charged with managing and interpreting the natural and cultural resources of these sites, and with regulating lake and stream usage, fish, wildlife, oil, gas and coal and Indiana's archeological and historic resources. For more information about the DNR or careers in natural resources, visit dnr.IN.gov.

Prairie Harvest Weekend at Potato Creek State Park

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Tim Cordell: Tim Cordell is an interpretive naturalist at Potato Creek State Park. He has worked for DNR since 1978 at Potato Creek, McCormick’s Creek and Spring Mill State Parks. Tim plays an active Read more >

Leaves Make The Flowers Grow

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, David Garner: David Garner is a Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist at Monroe Lake for the Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. David studied Natural Resources and Environmental Science at Purdue University and has worked at both Read more >

Let the Migration Begin!

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Howard Luehrs: Dana Gehlhausen is an Interpretive Naturalist at Patoka Lake for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. Dana studied Wildlife Biology at Ball State University and has worked at Patoka Lake since 2006, where Read more >

A Maze of Prairie Color

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Tim Cordell: Tim Cordell is an interpretive naturalist at Potato Creek State Park. He has worked for DNR since 1978 at Potato Creek, McCormick’s Creek and Spring Mill State Parks. Tim plays an active Read more >

A Modern Day Treasure Hunt

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, David Garner: David Garner is a Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist at Monroe Lake for the Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. David studied Natural Resources and Environmental Science at Purdue University and has worked at both Read more >

Where Were You the DAY AFTER 9/11?

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Ginger Murphy: Ginger Murphy is Assistant Director for Stewardship for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. During her 25 years with DNR she has also worked as an interpretive naturalist at the Upper Wabash Reservoirs Read more >

Fall Color and Ice Cream?

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Dick Davis: As interpreter at Clifty Falls State Park on the Ohio Valley, Dick has been reporting on the cycle of the seasons for over thirty years. He grew up in the glacial fields Read more >

Fall Foliage in Southern Indiana

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Dana Gehlhausen Dana Gehlhausen is an Interpretive Naturalist at Patoka Lake for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. Dana studied Wildlife Biology at Ball State University and has worked at Patoka Lake since 2006, where Read more >

The Other Farm Animals at the Fair

Besides eating outrageous amounts of food at the fair, boarding crazy amusement rides and looking at sprawling farm implements by the hundreds, another all time favorite activity at the state fair is visiting the livestock barns. Slow moving brown-eyed cows, strong yet Read more >