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Posted: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 5:47AM

Welcome Back Weekend is May 2-4

Indiana State Parks will be celebrating Welcome Back Weekend May 2-4.

In this area, the Shakamak State Park will host a “Hound Hike” and there will be a Walking-Stick Workshop at Patoka Lake.

Other events scheduled for the weekend include a Morel Mushroom Festival at the Brown County State Park, A WW1 weekend at Fort Harrison State Park, Geocaching at Harmonie State Park and a Wild Flower and Fern Program at Ouabache State Park.

Admission for most events is 5 dollars per car. Veterans and Active Military personnel get free admission on May 3rd, and everyone gets free admission on May 4th.  The DNR is also encouraging visitors to take pictures and tweet them using the hashtag “welcomebackIN”
Several state parks are also set to re-open this year with improvements. For more information you can visit

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