Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources encouraging people to enjoy Black Friday outdoors

INDIANAPOLIS — Instead of shopping – either in-store on online – the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants you to spend some time in the great outdoors for Black Friday this year.

The department is encouraging people to “Opt Outside” on Nov. 27. All DNR properties in the state will be free to visit, even those that normally have a gate fee, according to a release.

People who “Opt Outside” can be eligible to win DNR annual passes, lake permits, gift cards, outdoor experiences and other prizes. 

According to the department, there are three ways people can enter to win prizes:

Everyone who participates in one of the ways listed above will be entered to win a grand prize gift pack from REI.

Indiana DNR properties eligible for the contest include state parks, reservoirs, state forests, state fish and wildlife areas, nature preserves and off-road riding state recreation areas. Visit the Indiana DNR to find the best location for your adventure.

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