The DNR has the following opportunities available for operating concessions in several Michigan state parks and other destinations. Concessionaires provide goods and/or services and have the ability to enter into a contract for up to seven years. The expectation of the DNR is that concessionaires would have prior business experience and adequate working capital to fund the concession. We will make arrangements to visit the concession with interested bidders.

For more information, please contact Lori Ruff at 989-275-5151 x2006 or ruffl@michigan.gov.

Business Opportunities in Michigan State Parks
Location Business Opportunity Bid Submission Deadline Bid Packet
Bald Mountain Recreation Area farming operations January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. Bald Mountain RFP
Brighton Tree Improvement Center at Brighton Recreation Area nursery operation development January 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. Brighton Nursery RFP
Copper Harbor State Harbor lighthouse tours and store concession open until further notice Copper Harbor RFP
Island Lake Recreation Area kayak and stand-up paddleboard rental concession January 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. Island Lake RFP
Proud Lake Recreation Area farming operations January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. Proud Lake RFP
William S. Sterling State Park farming operations January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. Sterling RFP
Tawas Point State Park canoe, kayak, paddleboard, bike rental concession January 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. Tawas Point RFP
Van Riper State Park aqua park and beach concession January 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. Van Riper RFP
Warren Dunes State Park mobile food vendors January 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. Warren Dunes RFP
Waterloo Recreation Area farming operations January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. Waterloo RFP
William G. Milliken State Park mobile food concession January 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. Milliken RFP
Yankee Springs Recreation Area beach store and inflatable water slide concession January 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. Yankee Springs RFP

 * A list of concessionaires in state parks (updated 10/17/17) is available for download.