Current Van Riper State Park Events
Weekly nature programs at Michigan state parks and recreation areas


Select Michigan state parks, recreation areas and fish hatcheries offer weekly interpretive events, including educational, historical and stewardship programs. Schedules are updated bi-weekly.

Van Riper State Park - 8th Annual Moosic and Arts Festival

Come for the day or camp for the weekend and listen to the delights of local musicians and enjoy the wares of local artisans and don't forget to save room for a pasty. Musicians and artisans will be around all day in the day use area.

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 101

Venture to Van Riper State Park to learn the basics of kayaking from 2-4 p.m. We will talk about different types of kayaks as well as safety and techniques while kayaking.

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 202

Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an advanced kayaking paddle for those who are comfortable with kayaking and just want to get out with a group and paddle, we will meet on the beach for this event. Previous kayaking experience is required.