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Opt Outside with Indiana DNR

#OptOutsideIN2022 is Friday, November 25, 2022

Spend time outdoors with Indiana DNR on Black Friday and win prizes as a part of #OptOutsideIN2022.

All DNR properties will offer FREE ADMISSION. To participate, visit a state park, state forest, state-managed reservoir, fish & wildlife area, nature preserve, or an off-road riding state recreation area.

“Being able to spend time outdoors at one of your DNR properties any time of the year helps make you a winner, but we are glad to waive the admission fee and offer these great prizes, which will add to your outdoor experience as you #optoutside on Black Friday,” said DNR Director Dan Bortner.

Prizes for participating include DNR annual passes, lake permits, Outdoor Indiana subscriptions, Smokey Bear materials, gift cards and DNR staff-led outdoor experiences.

To participate, you can do one, two or all four of the following to increase your chances of winning prizes:

Share photos

Posts that do not use the hashtag are not eligible for the drawings.

List of social media accounts 

Share photos

Use #OptOutsideIN2022 and share photos of the day on select Indiana DNR social media accounts.

Use Nature Passport

Just check in at a listed property, and/or obtain a code for the scavenger hunt.

Get app 

Use Nature Passport

Check in on the smartphone app from Visit Indiana.

Join scavenger hunt

Return it to to be entered in a separate drawing for prizes and experiences.


Join scavenger hunt

Download and complete this Opt Outside Scavenger Hunt.

Sign up for newsletter

Register November 1-26, 2022, and be entered to win a $360 REI prize package.


Sign up for newsletter

Subscribe to news from the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.

Share photos of the day with #OptOutsideIN2022


Indicate the location in your photo description. We may contact you to use your photo for promotional purposes.


Use #OptOutsideIN2022 and tag one of the profiles below. Indicate the location in your photo description. We may contact you to use your photo for promotional purposes.


Indicate the location in your tweet. We may contact you to use your photo for promotional purposes.



  • 2023 State Park annual entrance pass.
  • Camping and inns gift cards.
  • Opt Outside headbands, sports bags.
  • Outdoor Indiana magazine subscription.
  • REI gift pack.
  • Smokey Bear gift pack.


  • Guided kayak tour for up to eight people.
  • Guided hike at a state dedicated nature preserve with a regional ecologist.
  • Guided night hike for up to 15 people at an Indiana State Park.
  • Off-road riding tour for three people at either Redbird SRA or Interlake SRA.
  • Two nights of camping at any Indiana State Park with tent and some equipment provided.


  • Winter wildlife viewing tour at the following Fish & Wildlife properties during December or January:
    • Atterbury FWA.
    • Cikana Fish Hatchery. outdoor trails and ponds.
    • Crosley FWA.
    • Goose Pond FWA.
    • Tri-County FWA, including Pisgah Marsh.
    • Wabashiki FWA.
    • Waverly Park Public Access Site and a short walk in and around the site.

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