Bust out of the cabin fever and join us for the first DNR Geocaching Event of 2014! The Indiana Dunes and her winter beauty will be showcased this weekend, a time few people get out to enjoy!
Indiana Dunes State Park offers many amenities for all to enjoy. Prepare for anything weather wise! While the event is free, standard gate fees are $5 in-state, $10 out of state visitors. Winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, birding, a full service Nature Center, and of course geocaching! Annual Entrance passes are available as well. These get you into every Indiana State Park and Reservoir until Dec 31, 2014. Prices are $40 Indiana residents and $60 out of state residents. Golden Hoosier Entrance Permits are also available for $20.
Arrival time starts at 11:30am with registration and social time at the Nature Center (posted coordinates). The event's namesake takes place at 12pm and is followed by a chili dump dinner at 4:30pm. Cachers are invited to donate prizes anytime, should they wish to contribute.
7th Annual Chili Dump
Bring your favorite chili dish to dump into the kettle. We'll slow heat it all day over an open fire for dinner later. The last six year's chili has been delicious after a cold day in the field! Coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the Nature Center all day to warm you up. Bring any other drinks you may want.
A Ghostly Gathering!
The Dunes is steeped in history. Few folks realize the paranormal stories that are whispered up and down the dunes. Explore one of the dunes' biggest ghost stories this afternoon and visit a few of our ghost's favorite haunts! Put together all of the puzzle pieces for a chance to win some prizes before the chili dinner! Bring a camera to capture your fun!
Mark your calendars now, and plan on some fun!