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State parks, reservoirs remain open

October 3, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — No need to worry, Hoosier outdoor lovers.

Although national parks and national wildlife refuges are closed because of the federal government shutdown, Indiana’s 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties remain open for business as usual — if you call the burst of fall colors usual.

There is an Indiana state park or reservoir property within a one-hour drive of every Hoosier.

The properties offer an array of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, canoe and kayaking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife watching.

Daily gate fees for in-state residents are $5 per carload at most properties.

Those who want to stay overnight will probably need to do some planning.

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