Get your Recreation Passport for four seasons of fun

When you check "YES" for the Recreation Passport when renewing your Michigan license plate with the Secretary of State, you gain access to over 100 state parks, hundreds of miles of pathways, and more. In addition, you say "YES" to protecting Michigan's natural resources for future generations.

Sample, Recreation passport, tab, registration Your proof of purchase is the two tiny 'P's printed at the top and bottom of your license plate tab, as well as the words "Recreation Passport" on your registration. Check "YES" for the Recreation Passport when you renew your license plate at a Secretary of State branch office, self service station, by mail or online. It's valid until your next vehicle plate renewal date. And that's good for you and great for Michigan!

If the Recreation Passport was not purchased when the vehicle registration was renewed, you can bring your registration to a Secretary of State branch office any time to pay the $11 and receive a replacement license plate tab with two small ‘P's indicating that you purchased the Recreation Passport. You can also purchase a window sticker for $11 at a state park or Customer Service Center. The sticker should be placed on the inside, lower right side of the passenger window.

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Please note: Entry into state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and non-motorized trail head parking lots is subject to available parking spaces. Campground access may be limited to registered campers without staff permission.

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