Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday season

COLUMBUS — While shopping for friends and family this holiday season, why not consider giving the gift of the great outdoors? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is ready to help with stocking stuffers for the entire family.

Ohio State Parks Gift Cards

An Ohio State Parks gift card makes a great present for anyone who enjoys the beauty of the great outdoors right here in the Buckeye State. Gift cards may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cottage rentals or in most of Ohio’s state park lodges. They may also be used for golfing at Ohio State Parks’ six public courses or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards may be purchased online at, at any state park office or by calling 866-644-6727.

Wild Ohio Magazine

Wild Ohio Magazine features articles and photos about fishing, hunting, conservation, species profiles, habitat improvement and more. Wild Ohio Magazine is produced by the ODNR Division of Wildlife and delivered to your mailbox. The magazine is available at and at license vendors. The cost is $10 for all others. Order now to receive the January/February 2016 edition.

Wildlife Gift Certificates

Ohio offers countless hunting and fishing opportunities for every level of outdoorsmen and women. Gift certificates are available at and may be used toward fishing and hunting licenses, turkey or deer hunting permits and Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online.

Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamps

The Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is available for purchase online, by mail or at any location that sells hunting and fishing licenses. The 2015 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp depicts an eastern bluebird. People who purchase a stamp will also receive a commemorative card suitable for framing. Buyers may personalize and print a certificate of appreciation to accompany the gift stamp at

Geology Store

Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? Check out where people can save 20 percent on a large selection of our most popular publications now through Thursday, Dec. 31. Shop online from the convenience of your home and avoid the Black Friday madness. The store features great books, maps and posters for rock hounds, explorers, hikers and young geologists.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at
Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a gift for everyone in the family

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Reach the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at (614) 265-6565.