State Park Passes

2016-IN-State-Park-Pass-Annual-Entrance-PermitThe Hamilton East Public Library is excited to announce our Annual Entrance Permits for Indiana State Parks are in circulation! The Indiana State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-Out Program is a partnership between the Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Parks to provide all Indiana Public Libraries with one annual state park pass to circulate to their patrons. The program was developed to encourage residents to visit both, their local libraries and beautiful Indiana State Parks to celebrate the Indiana Bicentennial and the Indiana State Park Centennial.

FAQ’s -Frequently Asked Questions

How many passes does Hamilton East Public Library have?
Fishers and Noblesville Library each have ONE state park pass to circulate. The passes are located at the Adult Service’s Desk, but you may want to call ahead to see if the pass is available or in use by another patron. The Indiana State Library provided us with one pass and we were able to purchase one additional pass to ensure both locations had a pass to circulate.

Can I put a hold on the park pass?
The passes are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be held and are not renewable.

When does the pass need to be returned?
You can check-out the pass for 7 days. There is a $1 a day late fee and the replacement cost is $50, which is the cost for us to replace a pass that is not returned.

How long will the passes be available?
The passes are active until December 31, 2016

How can I get my own annual state park pass?
You can purchase a 2016 Annual Entrance Permit online at the IN State Park Store or when you visit an Indiana State Park.

What is the entrance fee for the state parks?
The fee is $7.00 (in-state daily entrance) for noncommercial vehicles with Indiana license plates, every day including holidays. Admits driver and passengers. This applies to all State Parks and state-managed lakes, excluding Falls of the Ohio State Park’s Interpretive Center and Prophetstown State Park. Information provided by the DNR (Indiana Department of Natural Resources).

Who developed this program?
The Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Parks created the program to celebrate their historic birthdays. For more information, see the DNR’s press release about The Indiana State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-Out Program.