Indianapolis, In. — Advance copies of the 2019 Department of Natural Resources special events calendar are available in PDF format by emailing [email protected] You can request a hard copy by calling 317-232-4140. Events are also posted at nature centers and park gates.After Dec. 1, the calendar will be available online at StateParks.IN.gov/3282.htm or on the DNR calendar at calendar.dnr.IN.gov so you can check periodic changes in event schedules as they occur. The calendar includes special events at state parks and state forest recreation areas across the state.Some state parks also offer periodic electronic newsletters with event details. A list of these is at public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDNR/subscriber/new.Highlights on the 2019 calendar include the winter dog hike at Brown County State Park on Feb. 2, the Full Moon 5K at Patoka Lake Aug. 16, and “Hoots and Howls Weekend” at Mounds State Park on Oct. 25-27. Easter egg hunts, paddling events and fireworks are also on the schedule among other events.“In addition to these special events, our interpretive naturalists offer a wide range of hikes, talks and other outdoor experiences to introduce Hoosiers to our natural and cultural resources throughout the year,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director of Indiana State Parks.For camping reservations, visit Camp.IN.gov (available 24 hours) or call 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746) between noon-8 p.m. Reservations can now be made year-round up to six months in advance to ensure that you have your favorite campsite.For reservations at Indiana State Park Inns, visit IndianaInns.com or call 1-877-LODGES1 (1-877-563-4371).