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Enjoy fall fun and Halloween events, starting now

You can scare up a fun time at numerous DNR properties thanks to a long list of Halloween and fall activities beginning Friday and continuing throughout the month.

So go ahead, get spooky a little early or just embrace Indiana’s most colorful season.

Your bag of treats — and maybe a few tricks — includes events with names like Owl-O-Ween, Spooktacular, A Haunting Good Time, Ghostly Gathering, Fall-o-Ween Festival, Hoots and Howls Weekend, and Un-BOO-Lievable Happenings.

Among the fall-themed happenings are Celebrate the Handshake; Apples, Engines and Hay; Friends Fall Frolic; and Old Fashioned Music Weekend.

State park properties hosting such events include Brown County, Chain O’Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Falls of the Ohio, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Mounds, O’Bannon Woods, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, Versailles, and Whitewater Memorial state parks, as well as Brookville, Cagles Mill (Lieber SRA), Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon SRA), Hardy, Mississinewa, Monroe, Patoka, and Salamonie lakes. 

You’ll also find Halloween-themed events at Forestry-managed Deam Lake and Starve Hollow state recreation areas, as well as the Division of Outdoor Recreation’s Redbird State Recreation Area for off-road vehicles (ORVs).

For details regarding a fall or Halloween event near you, or one that’s well worth a road trip, haunted or not, see stateparks.IN.gov/3282.htm, 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 calendar.dnr.IN.gov.

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

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