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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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State Parks > About Us > Mission Mission

The mission of Indiana’s Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is to manage and interpret our properties’ unique natural, wildlife, and cultural resources using the principles of multiple use and preservation, while sustaining the integrity of these resources for current and future generations.

Excellence in stewardship, recreational diversity, interpretation, service and growth resulting in unique places that people respectfully use, enjoy and cherish.


  • We rely on the professionalism, integrity, and ethical soundness of our employees, ensuring a reputation for excellence and quality.
  • We perform purposeful and dignified work that we enjoy, and we cooperate as a team.
  • We value the resources, both natural and cultural, that are entrusted to our care. We practice an ecological awareness in our work that contributes to sound resource stewardship.
  • We offer high quality, helpful service and we endeavor to exceed the expectations of our customers.