Is Metal Detecting allowed in Indiana State Parks: Yes, by permit on Sand swimming beaches
Link to the Public use of Natural and Recreational areas can be found HERE:
312 IAC 8-2-10 Preservation of habitat and natural and cultural resources
Sec. 10. Except as authorized by a license, a person must not do any of the following within a DNR property
…. (7) Use a metal detector, except on a sand, swimming beach as approved by an authorized representative.
A link on Gold Prospecting can be found HERE:
Non-motorized equipment such as pan, pick, shovel, sluice box, and metal detector are permissible for prospecting.
FMDAC Disclaimer: FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.