DNR opening to veterans on Veterans Day

All veterans and active-duty military personnel are allowed in free to state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas, and state off-road vehicle riding areas on Veterans Day, November 11.


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says veterans need to present their ID or evidence of military service to be allowed in.


Attendants at entrance gates will accept:


-Discharge papers (veteran's DD Form 214)

-Veteran license plates: Ex-POW, Purple Heart, Disabled Hoosier Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor.


-Veteran license plates also include:

-Air Force Veteran                             

-Army Veteran

-Coast Guard Veteran                                   

-Marine Corps Veteran

-Merchant Marine Veteran                

-Navy Veteran


-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Award Letter

-Veterans hunting and fishing license

-Documents showing veteran benefits with veteran's name on document

-Any other certificate or verification letter or form that establishes past or present military service


For more information about the state park, reservoir, and forest properties, see dnr.IN.gov.

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