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Explore Opportunities the DNR Offers

  • Watchable Wildlife
    The Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide, available online as well as in print, features 121 of the best places in the state to see wildlife.

  • State Parks and Forest Campgrounds
    Search for a state park or state forest campground by county or by the activity you're looking for. Discover a campsite perfect for a tent or an RV, find the perfect fishing hole or discover a new pathway or trail for hiking, biking, snowmobiling and more.

  • Visitor Centers, Historic Sites and Museums
    Find out about the variety of educational programs offered at the DNR's visitor centers, historic sites and museums.

  • Hiking and Biking Trails
    The DNR offers hundreds of miles of trails and pathways used primarily for bicycling, hiking and cross-country skiing (some also allow horseback riding and snowmobiling). These trails provide scenic routes through the Michigan countryside, running by rivers and through forests or farm country, connecting small communities and many state forest campgrounds. Use this handy trail and pathway search to find a location in your area.

  • No Child Left Inside
    The DNR is encouraging kids, educators, parents, guardians and mentors to help kids reconnect with the outdoors. Learn more about the No Child Left Inside movement.

  • Hunter Education and Recreational Safety
    Each year thousands of kids and adults take recreational training classes. These classes all have the same benefit, safe outdoor recreation. Since these classes began in the early 1980's, deaths and injuries in outdoor sports have declined dramatically. Whether you are looking for a hunter education, marine safety, ORV safety or snowmobile class, you can search for a class near you.

  • Archery in the Schools
    The Archery in the Schools Program is designed to introduce target archery in fourth- through 12th-grade physical education classes during the school day. Find out how your school can get involved.

  • Shooting Ranges
    Interested in recreational shooting sports? Check out this list of shooting ranges around the state.

  • Volunteering for the DNR
    Learn more about how you can help the DNR conserve Michigan's natural resources.

To learn more about what's going on with scouting at the national level, visit the Boy Scouts of America website at www.scouting.org or the Girl Scouts of America website at www.girlscouts.org.