Do Halloween with the DNR

Plan to spend the upcoming weekend, Oct. 25-27, at a Halloween event — or two — or three —at a DNR property.

Options include events with names like Spooktacular, Un-BOO-Lievable Happenings, Owl-o-ween, Fall-o-ween, Hoots and Howls, and Hall-o-Wheelin.

State park properties hosting such events the coming weekend include Chain O’Lakes, Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Mounds, O’Bannon Woods, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Shades, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, and Versailles as well as Brookville and Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon State Recreation Area [SRA]), Hardy, and Monroe lakes

You’ll also find Halloween-themed events at Forestry-managed Starve Hollow SRA, as well as the Division of Outdoor Recreation’s Redbird SRA for off-road vehicles (ORVs).

For details regarding a Halloween event near you, or one that’s well worth a road trip, see, under “Fall Festivals at a Glance.”

You can come for one activity, stay for a day, or spend the entire weekend at most events.

See more DNR events at

Check for campsite availability at or call 866-622-6746 or find available state park inn rooms at or 1-877-LODGES 1.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources