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Park Passes and Lake Permits


Buy your Indiana State Park Pass at Charlestown State Park while the Interpretive Center is closed. You may purchase them on-line from the Indiana State Parks.



Indiana State Park Passes and Golden Hoosier Passes make great gifts. These passes allow free admission for a carload of visitors at all Indiana State Park and Reservoir properties.

2016 State Park Passes

$50 for in-state

$70 for out of state visitors

Golden Hoosier Pass is $20

The pass is good for free parking at the Falls of the Ohio, but does not discount Interpretive Center admission. (Parking is $2.)



Night fishing at the Falls is permitted with an annual park pass and dashboard card. For more information call 812-280-9970 or 812-256-5600.

Available - Lake Watercraft Permits for all park, reservoir and state forest lakes.

     Non-Motorized Permit $5                   Motorized Permit $25      


Updated February 24, 2016