• Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2018-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) has been approved by the National Park Service. 

    The SCORP assesses Michigan’s existing outdoor recreation facilities and resources and growing demands for recreation activities and evaluates national and state trends. The plan establishes priority strategies for achieving outdoor recreation goals and provides guidance for the next five years for all levels of government in Michigan and their local outdoor recreation partners and stakeholders.

    The plan also makes Michigan eligible to receive Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant dollars from the U.S. National Park Service for the renovation and development of state and local park facilities. This program has provided over $135 million in funds for outdoor recreation facilities in Michigan since 1965.