LAND USE ORDERS OF THE DIRECTOR

By authority conferred on the Director of the Department of Natural Resources by Section 504 of the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, MCL 324.504, and in accordance with R 299.921 to R 299.933 , the Director of the Department of Natural Resources orders the following:

Chapter I

Definitions and General Provisions

1.1 Title.

Order 1.1 These orders shall be known and may be cited as the "Land Use Orders of the Director."

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

1.2 Definitions.

Order 1.2 As used in these orders:

(1) “Alcoholic beverage” means any liquids and components, except over-the-counter and prescription medications, containing ½ of 1 percent or more of alcohol by volume.

(2) “A.N.S.I.” means American national standards institute.

(3) “ATV” means an all-terrain vehicle as defined by section 81101 of 1994 PA 451, as amended, MCL 324.81101.

(4) “Camp” means the opening or setting up of a tent or tent-type camper; the parking and occupancy of a recreation vehicle; sleeping in any type motor vehicle, sleeping bag, or in any other manner after 10:00 p.m.; and for the purposes of chapter II of these orders shall also include sleeping in an anchored, tied, or moored boat or floating craft of any type in waters immediately offshore of state-owned public access site lands after 10:00 p.m.

(5) “Commercial operations” means any activity which involves the buying or selling of goods or services, or the exchange or attempt or offer to exchange goods or services for money, barter, or for anything of value.

(6) “Commission” means the natural resources commission.

(7) “Department” means the department of natural resources.

(8) “Designated area,” “designated route,” or “designated trail” means those places as defined by  R 299.921 of the Michigan Administrative Code that are signed on-the-ground for ORV use.

(9) “Fireworks” means any device as defined in 2011 PA 256, MCL 28.452 (i).

(10) “Holiday” means Memorial day, July 4 and Labor day, as defined by section 1 1865 PA 124, as amended MCL 435.101.

(11) “Motor vehicle” or “motorized vehicle” mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported if that device is propelled by an energy source other than muscle or wind.

(12) “ORV” means an off-road vehicle as defined by section 81101 of 1994 PA 451, as amended, MCL 324.81101.

(13) “Personal Assistive Mobility Device” (PAMD) means any device, including one that is battery-powered, that is designed solely for use by an individual with mobility impairment for locomotion and is considered as an extension of the individual. An individual whose disability requires use of a wheelchair or PAMD may use such equipment that meets this definition anywhere foot travel is not prohibited. 

(14) “Posted” means that signs have been placed by the department that provide a person reasonable notice of the provisions of an order of the director.

(15) “RA” means a recreation area, including a state forest campground, and a trail head and parking lot of a state forest pathway.

(16) “SGA” means state game area.

(17) “SP” means state park.

(18) “Vessel” has the same meaning as defined in 80104, 1994 PA 451, as amended, MCL 324.80104.

(19) “WA” means wildlife area.

(20) “Wheeled motorized vehicle” means a motor vehicle propelled by wheels in contact with the substrate supporting the weight of the vehicle.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 2, 1994, Post Apr. 1, 1994; Am. 10, 1995, Post Oct. 23, 1995; Am. 3, 2012, Post March 9, 2012; Am. 2, 2012, Post May 21, 2012.

1.3 Orders effective upon posting.

Order 1.3 As provided by section 3a of Act No. 17 of the Public Acts of 1921, as amended, being §299.3a of the Michigan Compiled Laws, these orders shall take effect upon being posted.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

Chapter II

Public Access Sites and Harbors

2.1 through 2.102 Repealed, Amendment 7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997.

2.103 Entry, use and occupancy of certain access sites, harbors and dams, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.103. (1) A person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Enter, use, or occupy any of the following state-owned lands with a motor vehicle unless a valid Michigan recreation passport for a motor vehicle has been purchased and affixed to the vehicle:

(1) Harrisville boating access site 1-7, section 12, T26N R9E, Alcona county.

(2) Green lake boating access site 3-4, section 10, T4N R11W, Allegan county.

(3) Fletchers pond boating access site 4-1, section 17, T30N R5E, Alpena county.

(4) Eastport boating access site 5-21, section 7, T31N R8W, Antrim county.

(5) Torch river bridge access site 5-23, section 6, T28N R8W, Antrim county.

(6) Fisherman’s paradise access site 5-31, section 31, T30N R7W, Antrim county.

(7) Au Gres river mouth boating access site 6-1, section 19, T19N R7E, Arenac county.

(8) Saginaw river mouth boating access site 9-8, section 2, T14N R5E, Bay county.

(9) Benton harbor boating access site 11-12, section 24, T4S R14W, Berrien county.

(10) Goguac lake boating access site 13-2, section 14, T2S R8W, Calhoun county.

(11) Duck lake boating access site 13-5, section 9, T1S R4W, Calhoun county.

(12) Diamond lake boating access site 14-6, section 6, T7S R14W, Cass county.

(13) Dutchman’s bay boating access site 15-5, section 3, T32N R7W, Charlevoix county.

(14) Ironton boating access site 15-10, section 17, T33N R7W, Charlevoix county.

(15) Mullett lake village access site 16-2, section 25, T37N R2W, Cheboygan county.

(16) Jewel road boating access site 16-3, section 21, T35N R2W, Cheboygan county.

(17) The Forks boating access site 16-9, section 8, T37N R1W, Cheboygan county.

(18) Cheboygan lock boating access site 16-27, section 31, T38N R1W, Cheboygan county.

(19) Straits state dock boating access site 16-32, section 18, T39N R3W, Cheboygan county.

(20) Lake Margrethe boating access site 20-34, section 8, T26N R4W, Crawford county.

(21) Lobdell lake boating access site 25-1, section 35, T5N R5E, Genesee county.

(22) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(23) Lake Ponemah boating access site 25-3, section 22, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(24) Wixom lake boating access site 26-8, section 25, T17N R1W, Gladwin county.

(25) Port Austin boating access site 32-12, section 30, T19N R12E, Huron county.

(26) Au Sable mouth boating access site 35-1, section 10, T23N R9E, Iosco county.

(27) East Tawas boating access site 35-13, section 29, T22N R8E, Iosco county.

(28) Austin lake boating access site 39-14, section 26, T3S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(29) Torch river access site 40-9, section 7, T28N R8W Kalkaska county.

(30) Sand lake boating access site 46-1, section 7, T5S R3E, Lenawee county.

(31) Devil's lake boating access site 46-3, section 4, T6S R1E, Lenawee county.

(32) Lake Chemung boating access site 47-1, section 10, T2N R5E, Livingston county.

(33) Woodland lake boating access site 47-3, section 19, T2N R6E, Livingston county.

(34) Whitmore lake boating access site 47-4, section 32, T1N R6E, Livingston county.

(35) Harley Ensign memorial boating access site 50-1, section 15, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(36) Selfridge boating access site 50-3, section 5, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(37) Clinton river cutoff boating access site 50-7, section 30, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(38) Cedar river boating access site 55-1, section 23, T35N R25W, Menominee county.

(39) Halfway creek boating access site 58-6, section 33, T8S R8E, Monroe county.

(40) Bolles harbor boating access site 58-10, private claim 75, Monroe county.

(41) Crystal lake access site 59-17, section 8, T10N R5W, Montcalm county.

(42) High rollway – Thornapple access site 62-13, section 23, T12N R12W, Newaygo county.

(43) Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(44) Union lake boating access site 63-2, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(45) Oakland lake boating access site 63-3, section 2, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(46) Wolverine lake boating access site 63-5, section 22, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(47) White lake boating access site 63-6, section 13, T3N R7E, Oakland county.

(48) Lake Orion boating access site 63-7, section 2, T4N R10E, Oakland county.

(49) Big lake boating access site 63-8, section 28, T4N R8E, Oakland county.

(50) Long lake boating access site 63-9, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(51) Loon lake boating access site 63-12, section 11, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(52) Lakeville lake boating access site 63-14, section 27, T5N R11E, Oakland county.

(53) Maceday lake boating access site 63-16, section 7, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(54) Tackles drive boating access site 63-4, section 13, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(55) Tipsico lake boating access site 63-18, section 30, T4N R7E, Oakland county.

(56) M-33 roadside park boating access site 68-10, section 7, T26N R3E, Oscoda county.

(57) Dixon lake boating access site 69-1, section 14, T30N R3W, Otsego County.

(58) Lake Macatawa boating access site 70-1, section 27, T5N R16W, Ottawa county.

(59) Pigeon lake boating access site 70-11, section 16, T6N R16W, Ottawa county.

(60) Hammond bay boating access site 71-18, section 14, T37N R2E, Presque isle county.

(61) Presque isle boating access site 71-19, section 17, T34N R8E, Presque isle county.

(62) Houghton lake boating access site 72-1, section 18, T22N R3W, Roscommon county.

(63) Houghton lake west boating access site 72-3, section 34, T23N R4W, Roscommon county.

(64) Houghton lake east 72-4, section 34, T23N R3W, Roscommon county.

(65) Higgins lake boating access site 72-5, section 10, T24N R4W, Roscommon county.

(66) North channel boating access site 74-1, section 9, T2N R16E, St. Clair county.

(67) Deckers landing boating access site 74-3, section 3, T2N R15E, St. Clair county.

(68) Marine city boating access site 74-18, section 12, T3N R16E, St. Clair county.

(69) Fairhaven boating access site 74-2, section 23, T3N R15E, St. Clair county.

(70) Lexington boating access site 76-4, section 31, T10N R17E, Sanilac county.

(71) Quanicassee river access site 79-2, section 29, T14N R3E, Tuscola county.

(72) Portage lake boating access site 81-20, section 1, T1S R4E, Washtenaw county.

(73) Belleville lake boating access site 82-3, section 22, T3S R8E, Wayne county.

(74) Belleville lake west boating access site 82-9, section 19, T3S R8E, Wayne county.

(75) Port Sanilac boating access site 76-6, section 35, T12N, R16E, Sanilac county

(b) Enter, use, or occupy the Crystal lake boating access site 10-066 to access the Betsie valley trail (in accordance with 19th Judicial Circuit Consent Judgment, No. 04-7095-CE and Special Trail Use and Law Enforcement Plan No. 88-3199-CH), section 22, T26N R16W, Benzie county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 11, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 5, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 3, 2000, Post Apr. 1, 2000; Am. 2, 2001, Post Apr. 1, 2001; Am. 18, 2001, Post Oct. 13, 2001; Am. 6, 2004, Post. June 29, 2004; Am. 2, 2007, Post Jan. 12, 2007; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009; Am. 3, 2012; Post March 9, 2012; Am. 10, 2013, Post June 6, 2013; Am. 2, 2014, Post Feb. 19, 2014.

2.104 State administered mooring facilities, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.104 A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Occupy a transient mooring berth for more than 7 consecutive days without an absence of 48 hours or more before the next period of occupancy commences, except by permission of the harbor master.

(2) Store supplies or accessories on a dock structure.

(3) Make alterations to a dock structure.

(4) Ignite or maintain a fire on a dock structure for cooking or any other purpose.

(5) Use a dock structure for the purpose of diving or jumping; swim, dive or bathe in the water adjacent to a dock structure unless such swimming, diving or bathing is done in an area specifically maintained for such activity and the area is designated by the appropriate buoys.

(6) Fish at or on any finger pier, on any fueling or service area, or any other dock area where posted against such use.

(7) Make major repairs on a vessel, except by the permission of the harbor master.

(8) Operate a bicycle or motorized vehicle or any motorized contrivance, that is otherwise not eligible for legal use on Michigan roadways, on dock grounds, structures, or sidewalks; utilize any motorized contrivance for purposes other than mobility assistance on or over the dock structure or sidewalks, except by the permission of the harbor master.

(9) Occupy a slip contrary to the instructions of the harbor master.

(10) Use a skate board, roller skates, roller blades, or other in-line skates upon the dock grounds, structure, or sidewalks within the premises of any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Au Gres mooring facility, Arenac county.

(b) Straits mooring facility, Cheboygan county.

(c) De Tour mooring facility, Chippewa county.

(d) Whitefish Point, Chippewa county.

(e) Fayette mooring facility, Delta County.

(f) Port Austin mooring facility, Huron county.

(g) East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county.

(h) Copper harbor mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(i) Eagle harbor mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(j) Lac La Belle mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(k) Little lake mooring facility, Luce county.

(l) Mackinac Island mooring facility, Mackinac county.

(m) Cedar river mooring facility, Menominee county.

(n) Hammond b ay mooring facility, Presque isle county.

(o) Presque isle harbor mooring facility, Presque isle county.

(p) Lexington mooring facility, Sanilac county.

(q) William G. Milliken SP and harbor mooring facility, Wayne county.

(11) Moor or anchor a boat in an access way to a dock, launch ramp, or in any area other than an area designated by the harbor master, at or adjacent to any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) De Tour mooring facility, Chippewa county.

(b) Lexington harbor refuge breakwaters, located on state-owned bottomlands, Sanilac county.

(c) Lexington boating access site 76-4, section 31, T10N, R17E, Sanilac county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 6, 2005, Post June 9, 2005; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009; Am. 19, 2009, Post Oct. 22, 2009.

2.105 Unattended vessel, vessel on trailer, unattached trailer or anchored vessel, conduct prohibited.

Order 2.105 A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Leave unattended, a vessel, a vessel on a trailer, a trailer unattached to a vehicle, or a vessel anchored to the adjacent bottomlands of any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Harrisville boating access site 1-7,section 12, T26N R9E, Alcona county.

(b) Benton harbor boating access site 11-12, section 24, T4S R14W, Berrien county.

(c) Marble lake boating access site 12-3, section 28, T6S R5W, Branch county.

(d) Lake Margrethe boating access site 20-34, section 8, T26N, R4W, Crawford county.

(e) Lobdell lake boating access site 25-1, section 35, T5N R5E, Genesee county.

(f) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(g) Lake Ponemah boating access site 25-3, section 22, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(h) Port austin boating access site 32-12, section 30, T19N R12E, Huron county.

(i) Au Sable river mouth boating access site 35-1, section 10, T23N R9E, Iosco county.

(j) East Tawas boating access site 35-13, section 29, T22N R8E, Iosco county.

(k) Lake Nepessing boating access site 44-1, T7N R9E, Lapeer county.

(l) Harley Ensign memorial boating access site 50-1, section 15, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(m) Selfridge boating access site 50-3, section 5, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(n) Clinton river cutoff boating access site 50-7, section 30, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(o) Halfway creek boating access site 58-6, section 33, T8S R8E, Monroe county.

(p) Bolles harbor boating access site 58-10, private claim 75, Monroe county.

(q)  Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(r) Union lake boating access site 63-2, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(s) Oakland lake boating access site 63-3, section 2, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(t) Tackles drive boating access site 63-4, section 13, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(u) White lake boating access site 63-6, section 13, T3N R7E, Oakland county.

(v) Lake Orion boating access site 63-7, section 2, T4N R10E, Oakland county.

(w) Big lake boating access site 63-8, section 28, T4N R8E, Oakland county.

(x) Long lake boating access site 63-9, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(y) Crescent lake boating access site 63-11, section 21, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(z) Loon lake boating access site 63-12, section 11, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(aa) Squaw lake boating access site 63-13, section 29, T5N R10E, Oakland county.

(bb) Lakeville lake boating access site 63-14, section 27, T5N R11E, Oakland county.

(cc) Maceday lake boating access site 63-16, section 7, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(dd) Cedar Island lake boating access site 63-17, section 27, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(ee) Tipsico lake boating access site 63-18, section 30, T4N R7E, Oakland county.

(ff) West Houghton lake boating access site 72-3, Roscommon county.

(gg) West Higgins lake boating access site 72-5, Roscommon county.

(hh) North channel boating access site 74-1, section 9, T2N R16E, St. Clair county.

(ii) Deckers landing boating access site 74-3, section 3, T2N R15E, St. Clair county.

(jj) Marine city boating access site 74-18, section 12, T3N R16E, St. Clair county.

(kk) Fairhaven boating access site 74-2, section 23, T3N R15E, St. Clair county.

(ll) Lexington boating access site 76-4, section 31, T10N R17E, Sanilac county.

(mm) Portage lake boating access site 81-20, section 1, T1S R4E, Washtenaw county.

(nn) Belleville lake boating access site 82-3, section 22, T3S R8E, Wayne county.

(oo) Belleville lake west boating access site 82-9, section 19, T3S R8E, Wayne county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 6, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 17, 2001 Post Oct. 13, 2001; Am. 1, 2004, Post Mar. 6, 2004; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

2.106 Vehicle and trailer parking within certain access sites and harbors, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.106 A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Park a vehicle of any type on the premises of the Harrisville boating access site 1-7, section 12, T26N R9E, Alcona county, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily from July 1 through October 31.

(2) Park a vehicle with a trailer attached on the premises of Au Gres mooring facility, Arenac county.

(3) Park a vehicle with a trailer attached, leave unattended, a vessel, a vessel on a trailer, a trailer unattached to a vehicle on the premises of Lexington mooring facility, Sanilac county.

(4) Park a motor vehicle at the dock parking lot between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily from May 20 through September 15 at the East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county.  This prohibition does not apply to boaters registered and moored at the East Tawas state dock.

(5) Enter or remain on the premises of the dock parking lot of the East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county, from May 20 through September 15, without having paid the posted entrance fee.  This prohibition does not apply to boaters registered and moored at the East Tawas state dock with a parking permit.

(6) Park a vehicle of any type in the Upper Foote dam parking lot located at the Foote dam public access site 35-101, section 15, T24N R8E, Iosco county, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily from August 1 through October 31.

(7) Park a vehicle of any type on the premises of the Belleville lake boating access site 82-3, section 22, T3S R8E, Wayne county, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily from November 1 through March 31, or between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily from April 1 through October 31.

(8) Park a vehicle of any type between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily from May 1 through September 14 on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Buchanan road boating access site 11-8, section 13, T7S R18W, Berrien county.

(b) Jasper dairy road boating access site 11-13, section 27, T5S R18W, Berrien county.

(c) Diamond lake boating access site 14-6, section 6, T7W R14W, Cass county.

(d) Lobdell lake boating access site 25-1, section 35, T5N R5E, Genesee county.

(e) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(f) Lake Ponemah boating access site 25-3, section 22, T5N R6E, Genesee county.  In addition, such conduct shall be prohibited on September 15.

(g) Sugar loaf lake boating access site 39-11, section 5, T4S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(h) Lake Nepessing boating access site 44-1, T7N R9E, Lapeer county.

(i) Harley Ensign memorial boating access site 50-1, section 15, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(j) Selfridge boating access site 50-3, section 5, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(k) Clinton river cutoff boating access site 50-7, section 30, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(l) Halfway creek boating access site 58-6, section 33, T8S R8E, Monroe county.

(m) Bolles harbor boating access site 58-10, private claim 75, Monroe county.

(n) Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(o) Union lake boating access site 63-2, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(p) Oakland lake boating access site 63-3, section 2, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(q) Tackles drive boating access site 63-4, section 13, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(r) White lake boating access site 63-6, section 13, T3N R7E, Oakland county.

(s) Lake Orion boating access site 63-7, section 2, T4N R10E, Oakland county.

(t) Big lake boating access site 63-8, section 28, T4N R8E, Oakland county.

(u) Long lake boating access site 63-9, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(v) Crescent lake boating access site 63-11, section 21, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(w) Loon lake boating access site 63-12, section 11, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(x) Squaw lake boating access site 63-13, section 29, T5N R10E, Oakland county.

(y) Lakeville lake boating access site 63-14, section 27, T5N R11E, Oakland county.

(z) Maceday lake boating access site 63-16, section 7, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(aa) Cedar island lake boating access site 63-17, section 27, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(bb) Tipsico lake boating access site 63-18, section 30, T4N R7E, Oakland county.

(cc) Klinger lake boating access site 75-2, section 2, T8S R11W, St. Joseph county.

(dd) Lexington boating access site 76-4, section 31, T10N R17E, Sanilac county.

(9) Park a motorized vehicle without a trailer attached in any area other than a parking space designated as “parking for vehicles without trailers,” between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on any Saturday, Sunday or holiday on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(b) Little Whitefish lake boating access site 59-9, section 8, T11N R10W, Montcalm county.

(c) Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(d) Union lake boating access site 63-2, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(10) Park a vehicle of any type between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. daily from April 15 through October 31 on the premises of the Port Austin boating access site 32-12, section 30, T19N R12E, Huron county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 17, 2007, Post Oct. 12, 2007; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009; Am. 4, 2012, Post Jul 13, 2012; Am. 10, 2013, Post June 6, 2013.

2.107 Alcoholic beverages, possessions and consumption, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.107 A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Consume an alcoholic beverage or possess an open alcoholic beverage container on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Big lake boating access site 3-1, section 14, T2N R12W, Allegan county

(b) Green lake boating access site 3-4, section 10, T4N R11W, Allegan county.

(c) Lake sixteen boating access site 3-9, section 16, T2N R11W, Allegan county.

(d) Irving road boating access site 8-5, section 31, T4N R9W, Barry county.

(e) Bristol lake boating access site 8-11, section 10, T1N R8W, Barry county.

(f) Airport road boating access site 8-32, section 10, T3N R9W, Barry county.

(g) Benton harbor boating access site 11-12, section 24, T4S R14W, Berrien county.

(h) Jasper dairy road boating access site, 11-13, section 27, T5S R18W, Berrien county.

(i) Buchanan boating access site 11-8, section 23, T7S R18W, Berrien county.

(j) Lake of the woods boating access site 12-4, section 19, T7S R6W, Branch county.

(k) Goguac lake boating access site 13-2, section 14, T2S R8W, Calhoun county.

(l) Lanes lake boating access site 13-4, section 27, T1S R6W, Calhoun county.

(m) Hemlock lake boating access site 14-7, section 3, T5S R13W, Cass county.

(n) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(o) Lake Ponemah boating access site 25-3, section 22, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(p) Long lake boating access site 34-2, section 3, T8N R7W, Ionia county.

(q) Sherman lake boating access site 39-2, section 29, T1S R9W, Kalamazoo county.

(r) Morrow pond boating access site 39-5, section 22, T2S R10W, Kalamazoo county.

(s) Eagle lake boating access site 39-6, section 9, T3S R12W, Kalamazoo county.

(t) Rupert lake boating access site 39-9, section 5, T1S R12W, Kalamazoo county.

(u) Sugar loaf lake boating access site 39-11, section 5, T4S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(v) Austin lake boating access site 39-14, section 26, T3S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(w) Murray lake boating access site 41-1, section 33, T8N R9W, Kent county.

(x) Campau lake boating access site 41-2, section 12, T5N R10W, Kent county.

(y) Camp lake boating access site 41-4, section 18, T9N R11W, Kent county.

(z) Harley Ensign memorial boating access site 50-1, section 15, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(aa) Selfridge boating access site 50-3, section 5, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(bb) Clinton river cutoff boating access site 50-7, section 30, T2N R14E, Macomb county

(cc) Little Whitefish lake boating access site 59-9, section 8, T11N R10W, Montcalm county.

(dd) Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(ee) Tackles drive boating access site 63-4, section 13, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(ff) Tipsico lake boating access site 63-18, section 30, T4N R7E, Oakland county.

(gg) Lake George boating access site 65-16, section 18, T21N R2E, Ogemaw county applies May 20 through September 15.

(hh) Lake St. Helen boating access site 72-14, section 21, T23N R1W, Roscommon county, applies May 20 through September 14.

(ii) Klinger lake boating access site 75-2, section 2, T8S R11W, St. Joseph county.

(jj) Fishers lake boating access site 75-3, section 34, T5S R11W, St. Joseph county.

(kk) Clear lake boating access site 75-4, section 17, T6S R12W, St. Joseph county.

(ll) Gravel lake boating access site 80-3, section 31, T4S R13W, Van Buren county.

(mm) Van Auken boating access site 80-7, section 33, T2S R16W, Van Buren county.

(nn) Three mile lake boating access site 80-8, section 21, T3S R14W, Van Buren county.

(oo) Lake Cora boating access site 80-10, section 18, T3S R14W, Van Buren county.

(pp) North Channel boating access site 74-1, section 9, T2N R16E, St. Clair county.

(2) Consume or possess an alcoholic beverage on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Days river fishing site 21-101, section 2, T40N R22W, Delta county.

(b) Austin lake boating access site 39-14, section 26, T3S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(3) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in the moorage facility parking lot, the beach area, the toilet building, on walkways shoreward of the pier, or on the main piers and finger piers of the East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county, during the period from May 15th to September 15th. This prohibition does not apply to boaters while on a vessel, or to the transportation of alcoholic beverages in a closed container to a vessel.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997: Am. 3, 2001, Post Mar. 1, 2001; Am. 1, 2003, Post Apr. 12, 2003; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

2.108 Possession of dogs, removal of pet fecal material at certain access sites and harbors, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.108 A person shall not do any of the following on any of the following state-owned lands and within the dates listed below. 

(1) Locations that are open to early goose season shall be exempt from this order during the inclusive dates of the early goose season.

(2) Possess a dog from May 1 through September 14 on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Green lake boating access site 3-4, section 10, T4N R11W, Allegan county.

(b) Lake Sixteen boating access site 3-9, section 16, T2N R11W, Allegan county.

(c) Diamond lake boating access site 14-6, section 6, T07S, R14W, Cass county

(d) Lobdell lake boating access site 25-1, section 35, T5N R5E, Genesee county.

(e) Lake Fenton boating access site 25-2, section 14, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(f) Lake Ponemah boating access site 25-3, section 22, T5N R6E, Genesee county.

(g) Sherman lake boating access site 39-2, section 29, T1S R9W, Kalamazoo county.

(h) Eagle lake boating access site 39-6, section 9, T3S R12W, Kalamazoo county.

(i) Austin lake boating access site 39-14, section 26, T3S R11W, Kalamazoo county.

(j) Lake Nepessing boating access site 44-1, T7N R9E, Lapeer county.

(k) Clinton river cutoff boating access site 50-7, section 30, T2N R14E, Macomb county

(l) Orchard lake boating access site 63-1, section 14, T2N R9E, Oakland county.

(m) Union lake boating access site 63-2, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(n) Oakland lake boating access site 63-3, section 2, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(o) Tackles Drive boating access site 63-4, section 13, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(p) White lake boating access site 63-6, section 13, T3N R7E, Oakland county.

(q) Lake Orion boating access site 63-7, section 2, T4N R10E, Oakland county.

(r) Big lake boating access site 63-8, section 28, T4N R8E, Oakland county.

(s) Long lake boating access site 63-9, section 1, T2N R8E, Oakland county.

(t) Crescent lake boating access site 63-11, section 21, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(u) Loon lake boating access site 63-12, section 11, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(v) Squaw lake boating access site 63-13, section 29, T5N R10E, Oakland county.

(w) Lakeville lake boating access site 63-14, section 27, T5N R11E, Oakland county.

(x) Maceday lake boating access site 63-16, section 7, T3N R9E, Oakland county.

(y) Cedar island lake boating access site 63-17, section 27, T3N R8E, Oakland county.

(z) Tipsico lake boating access site 63-18, section 30, T4N R7E, Oakland county.

(aa) Lake St. Helen boating access site 72-14, section 21, T23N R1W, Roscommon county.

(bb) Clear lake boating access site 75-4, section 17, T6S R12W, St. Joseph county.

(cc) Van Auken boating access site 80-7, section 33, T2S R16W, Van Buren county.

(dd) Three Mile lake boating access site 80-8, section 21, T3S R14W, Van Buren county.

(ee) Lake Cora boating access site 80-10, section 18, T3S R14W, Van Buren county.

(3) Possess a dog, unless it is under immediate control on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, and shall not fail to remove any fecal material resulting from the dog, on any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Au Gres mooring facility, Arenac county.

(b) De Tour mooring facility, Chippewa county.

(c) Whitefish Point, Chippewa county.

(d) Port Austin mooring facility, Huron county.

(e) Port Austin boating access site 32-12, section 30, T19N R12E, Huron county

(f) East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county.

(g) Copper Harbor mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(h) Eagle Harbor mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(i) Lac La Belle mooring facility, Keweenaw county.

(j) Little lake mooring facility, Luce county.

(k) Mackinac Island mooring facility, Mackinac county.

(l) Harley Ensign memorial boating access site 50-1, section 15, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(m) Selfridge boating access site 50-3, section 5, T2N R14E, Macomb county.

(n) Hammond bay mooring facility, Presque isle county.

(o) Presque isle harbor mooring facility, Presque isle county.

(p) Marine city boating access site 74-18, section 12, T3N R16E, St. Clair county.

(q) Lexington mooring facility, Sanilac county.

(r) Lexington boating access site 76-4, section 31, T10N R17E, Sanilac county.

(s) North Channel boating access site 74-1, St. Clair county.

(t) Fairhaven boating access site 74-2, St. Clair county

(u) Deckers Landing boating access site 74-3, St. Clair county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 3, 1998, Post Apr. 1, 1998; Am. 1, 2002, Post May 11, 2002; Am. 1, 2003, Post Apr. 12, 2003; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

2.109 Fires, discharging firearms, other prohibited conduct.

Order 2.109  A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Build an open fire during the month of April on the premises of the singing bridge access site 6-101, section 12, T20N R7E, Arenac county.

(2) Hunt or trap on the premises of the Bodelin boating access site 22-28, section 23, T40N R31W, Dickinson county.

(3) Ignite or maintain a fire for any purpose, or ignite fireworks, on the premises of the Port Austin boating access site 32-12, section 30, T19N R12E, Huron county.

(4) Ignite or maintain a fire for cooking or any other purpose anywhere on the premises of the East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county, except in designated grilling areas. This prohibition does not apply to a cooking stove fueled with propane or alcohol and used on a vessel.

(5) Ignite or maintain a fire anywhere on the premises of the Eagle Harbor mooring facility, Keweenaw county, except for a charcoal fire confined to a grill.

(6) Discharge a firearm on the premises of any of the following state-owned lands:

(a) Maple Grove bridge boating site 38-4, section 35, T1S R1W, Jackson county

(b) Trestle Bridge boating access site 38-6, section 12, T1S R2W, Jackson county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

2.110 East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.110. A person shall not do any of the following:

(1) Feed waterfowl or other aquatic birds at:

(a) Port Austin mooring facility, Huron county.

(b) East Tawas mooring facility, Iosco county.

(c) Lexington mooring facility, Sanilac county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

2.111 Repealed, Am. 17, 2007, Post Oct 12, 2007

Publisher’s Note: This section pertained to Tippy dam campground boating access site 51-22, Manistee county; prohibited conduct.

2.112 Fishing on the premises, prohibited conduct.

Order 2.112. A person shall not fish on the premises at:

(1) Bolles harbor boating access site 58-10, private claim 75, Monroe county.

(2) Marine City boating access site 74-18, section 12, T3N R16E, St. Clair county.

History: Am.7, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 3, 2009, Post May 8, 2009.

Chapter III

State Game and Wildlife Areas

3.1 Managed state game areas and wildlife areas, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.1. A person shall not do any of the following on the managed state game areas and wildlife areas designated in section 13.1 of the wildlife conservation order except as provided in this order:

(1) Construct a shooting pit or permanent blind.

(2) Possess or carry into the area posted "state game area -hunting by permit only," any metal or glass beverage container commonly used to contain juices, soft drinks, or an alcoholic beverage, but excluding "thermos type bottles" during the period September 1 through January 1.

(3) Camp or attempt to camp on designated parking areas or on any lands posted "state game area - hunting by permit only" during the period October 1 to the end of the migratory bird season, excluding fish point WA, Tuscola county, unless authorized by the director.

(4) Operate or use an amphibious or all-terrain vehicle or any other motor-driven vehicle in any area posted "state game area - hunting by permit only," “wildlife refuge,” or any area posted against such use, except for vehicles authorized by the department.

(5) Fish in any area posted against such use.

(6) Operate a motorboat at other than a safe, no-wake speed, or in any area posted against such use, in those managed hunting areas listed below and posted "state game area - hunting by permit only":

(a) Fish point WA.

(b) Nayanquing point WA.

(c) Pointe Mouillee SGA.

(d) Shiawassee river SGA.

(e) The Harsens island unit of the St. Clair flats WA.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 7, 2009, Post July 10, 2009.

3.2 Fireworks in state game area campgrounds, prohibited.

Order 3.2 A person shall not use or possess any fireworks in a state game area campground.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.3 Allegan state game area, Allegan county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.3 A person shall not do any of the following on the Allegan SGA, Allegan county:

(1) Use skis from November 1 through the first Sunday following January 1.

(2) Consume or possess an alcoholic beverage of any kind within the campgrounds or picnic areas.

(3) Camp in any of the following areas:

(a) Horseman's camp.

(b) Lake view.

(c) Old forest nursery.

(d) Swan creek.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 19, 1997, Post Sept. 1, 1997; Am. 8, 1998, Post Sept. 1, 1998.

3.4 Cannonsburg state game area, Kent county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.4 A person shall not do any of the following on the Cannonsburg SGA being all or portions of sections 27, 29, 33, and 34, T8N R10W, and sections 3 and 4, T7N R10W, Kent county:

(1) Discharge or possess afield a centerfire rifle.

(2) Discharge a firearm in a designated parking area.

(3) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

(4) Use skis from November 1 through the first Sunday following January 1.

(5) Enter the observation deck, walking, and parking area located in the SE¼ of the SE¼ of section 28, T8N R10W, from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. This prohibition does not apply to department personnel or authorized construction company personnel performing official or department authorized duties.

(6) Operate a bicycle of any kind, from September 15 through January 31, on the area, including roads and trails, unless designated open to bicycle use.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 14, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 8, 1998, Post Sept. 1, 1998.

3.5 Grand Haven state game area, Ottawa county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.5 (1) A person shall not do any of the following on the following public access sites located on state-owned lands and waters in the grand Haven SGA, Ottawa county:

(a) Indian channel site 70-8 on the grand river, section 36, T8N R16W.

(b) Bruce's bayou west site 60-6 on the grand river, sections 29 and 32, T8N R15W.

(2) Park at any location other than a designated parking lot.

(3) Build or maintain an open fire.

(4) Use or occupy the access sites between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.6  Pointe Mouillee state game area, Wayne and Monroe counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.6. A person shall not do any of the following on the Pointe Mouillee SGA, Wayne and Monroe counties:

(1) Enter, use, or occupy the area between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., unless otherwise permitted by posted notice.

(2) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage.

(3) Build or use any ground fire of any kind.

(4) Discharge a crossbow, bow and arrow, or firearm, as defined in section 40102 in 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.40102, except for the purpose of lawful hunting.

(5) Enter the area formerly designated as a shooting range except with the permission of the wildlife management unit supervisor.

(6) Enter any part of the area posted “state game area - hunting by permit only,” from September 1 to December 15 without a valid permit.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 1, 1998, Post January 16, 1998; Am. 7, 2009, Post July 10, 2009; Am. 13, 2013, Post Aug 9, 2013.

3.7 Shiawassee river state game area, Saginaw county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.7. A person shall not do any of the following on the lands and public waters of the Shiawassee river state game area, Saginaw county:

(1) Enter, use, or occupy the area between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., unless legally hunting coyotes, fox, or raccoons.

(2) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage.

(3) Build or use any ground fire of any kind.

(4) Enter any part of the area posted “state game area - hunting by permit only” from September 15 to the end of the regular waterfowl season without a valid permit.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 11, 2007, Post July 13, 2007; Am. 7, 2009, Post July 10, 2009.

3.8 Protection of piping plover nesting areas, entry prohibited at certain times, exception.

Order 3.8 (1) A person shall not enter, use or occupy any of the following described state-owned lands, as posted, from April 15 through August 15, except with proper written permission:

(a) Sections 33-36, T50N R13W, Alger county.

(b) Sections 31-32, T51N R5W; sections 35-36, T51N R6W; sections 2-6, T50N R6W; sections 1-6, T50N R7W; and sections 9-14, T41N R3E, Chippewa county.

(c) Sections 31-35, T50N R12W; sections 33-35, T50N R11W; sections 23-28 and 31-33, T50N R9W; sections 1-2, 9-11, and 16-19, T50N R8W; sections 1-3, T49N R12W; sections 1-6, T49N R11W; sections 1-6, T49N R10W; and section 6, T49N R9W, Luce county.

(d) Sections 1-5, 7, and 8, T41N R12W, Mackinac county.

(e) Sections 4-5, T49N R13W, Schoolcraft county.

(f) Sections 27 and 32, T39N R11W, and section 5, T38N R11W, High island, Charlevoix county.

(g) Section 25, T38N R11W, Beaver island, Charlevoix county.

(h) Section 30, T35N R13W, South Fox island, Leelanau county.

(2) This order is provided to protect piping plover nesting areas from disturbance and destruction.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 9, 2002, Post Apr. 15, 2002; Am. 2, 2004, Post Mar. 6, 2004

3.9 Protection of bald eagle nesting areas; entry prohibited at certain times, exceptions.

Order 3.9 (1) A person shall not enter upon the following state-owned lands from January 15 through July 31 without a written permit from the department:

(a) Section 4, T18N R6E, Arenac county.

(b) Section 9, T23N R1W, Roscommon county.

(c) Section 16, T23N R1W, Roscommon county.

(d) Section 3, T23N R4W, Roscommon county.

(e) Section 34, T24N R4W, Roscommon county.

(f) Section 4, T27N R1W, Crawford county.

(g) Section 20, T29N R2W, Otsego county.

(h) Section 17, T30N R8E, Alpena county.

(i) Sections 27 and 28, T9N R2W, Gratiot county

(2) Subsection 1 shall not apply to personnel of the department and the U. S. fish and wildlife service acting in the lawful performance of their duties.

(3) This order is provided to protect bald eagle nesting areas.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.10 Protection of Kirtland’s warbler nesting areas; entry prohibited at certain times, exceptions.

Order 3.10 (1) A person shall not enter upon the following state-owned lands or portions thereof, as posted, from May 1 through August 15 without a written permit from the department:

(a) Section 27, T29N R05W, Antrim county.

(b) Sections 18, and 30-31, T20N R05W, Clare county.

(c) Sections 13, 23-24, and 26, T20N R06W, Clare county.

(d) Sections 4-7 and 9-10, T25N R02W, Crawford county. 

(e) Sections 1 and 12, T25N R03W, Crawford county.

(f) Section 19, T25N R04W, Crawford county.

(g) Section 32, T26N R02W, Crawford county.

(h) Sections 14-15, 23, and 26, T26N R03W, Crawford county.

(i) Sections 7, 18-19, 29-30, T27N R04W, Crawford county.

(j) Sections 17-18, T31N R04E, Montmorency county.

(k) Sections 2-4, 8, 10, 14, and 22-23, T28N R01W, Crawford county.

(l) Sections 13 and 22-25, T25N R05W, Kalkaska county.

(m) Sections 17-20, T25N R06W, Kalkaska county.

(n) Sections 13 and 24, T31N R03E, Montmorency county.

(o) Sections 1, 3-4, 9-10, 14-16, 21 and 28, T32N R02E, Montmorency county.

(p) Sections 15-16, 18-20, and 30, T23N R01E, Ogemaw county.

(q) Sections 1-4, 7-12, 14-17, 20-22, 24-25, 27, and 34, T24N R01E, Ogemaw county.

(r) Sections 6, 16-17, and 30-32, T24N R02E, Ogemaw county.

(s) Sections 1, 5-7, 11-12, 14, and 22, T27N R01E, Oscoda county.

(t) Sections 31-32, T28N R01E, Oscoda county.

(u) Section 6, T28N R02E, Oscoda county.

(v) Sections 27, 32, 34, and 36, T29N R01W, Otsego county.

(w) Sections 34-35, T33N R02E, Presque Isle county.

(x) Section 30, T33N R03E, Presque Isle county.

(y) Sections 20-21, and 29, T21N R04W, Roscommon county.

(z) Sections 1, 3, 12, and 24, T23N R01W, Roscommon county.

(2) This order is provided to protect Kirtland’s warbler nesting areas.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 7, 1994, Post May 26, 1994; Am. 3, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 2, 2004, Post Mar. 6, 2004; Am. 8, 2007, Post Apr. 13, 2007; Am. 1, 2013, Post Jan. 11, 2013.

3.11 Certain dam structures, Allegan county, entry prohibited.

Order 3.11 (1) A person shall not enter into or upon any of the following dam structures without written permission from the wildlife management unit supervisor or his or her representative:

(a) The Plainwell no. 1 dam structure located in section 24, T1N R12W, Allegan County.

(b) The Otsego dam structure located in section 17, T1N R12W, Allegan County.

(c) The Trowbridge dam structure located in section 12, T1N R13W, Allegan County.

(d) The Swan creek dam structure located in section 17, T2N R14W, Allegan County.

(e) The Swan creek diversion dam structure located in section 9, T2N R14W, Allegan County.

(f) Plainwell no. 2 dam and former Plainwell no. 2 dam impoundment located in sections 32 and 33, T1N R11W, Allegan county.

(2) This section shall not apply to department personnel acting in the lawful performance of their duties.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 17, 1997, Post Sept. 1, 1997; Am. 8, 2001, Post Mar. 8, 2001; Am. 6, 2009, Post July 10, 2009.

3.11a Certain state owned lands, Allegan county, entry prohibited.

Order 3.11a A person shall not enter, use, or occupy that portion of the former Plainwell Impoundment, section 24, T1N R12W, Otsego township and sections 19 and 30 T1N R11W, Gun plain township, Allegan county, enclosed by a fence or posted against entry, use or occupancy.

History: Iss. Apr. 13, 2007

3.12 Certain borrow pit ponds, Bay county, entry prohibited.

Order 3.12 (1) A person shall not enter the borrow pit ponds, within the following areas, Bay county:

(a) The Pinconning township mini-game area in section 17, T17N R4E, Bay county.

(b) The Fraser mini-game area no. 2 in section 20, T16N R4E, Bay county.

(2) This order shall not apply to department personnel in the lawful performance of their duties.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.13 Certain portion of Somerset state game area, Hillsdale county, waterfowl refuge, entry prohibited at certain times.

Order 3.13 (1) A person shall not enter the following state-owned lands of the Somerset SGA, Hillsdale county, from April 1 through November 14 without a written permit from the department:

(a) That area encompassed by the line beginning at the intersection of Stearns road and Brooks road in section 23, T5S R1W, then northerly on Stearns road for approximately 2,050 feet to the parking lot entrance trail, westerly on the trail and causeway for approximately 2,000 feet, southerly for approximately 4,060 feet, easterly for approximately 1,320 feet to Stearns road, northerly on Stearns road for approximately 2,300 feet to the point of beginning.

(2) The area described in subsection 1 shall be posted as a waterfowl refuge.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.13a  Somerset state game area, Hillsdale county, watercraft limitation, exclusion of gasoline-powered or other piston-driven rotary engines on water areas.

Order 3.13a A person shall not operate a watercraft propelled by a gasoline-powered or other piston-driven rotary engine on any water area in that portion of the Somerset state game area located in the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 and the SE 1/4 of section 15, and sections 14, 22, 23, T5S R1W, Somerset township, Hillsdale county.

History: Iss. Sept. 1, 1995

3.13b  Sharonville state game area, Jackson county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.13b A person shall not target, trap, or skeet shoot on any lands within the Sharonville state game area, except at the designated shooting facility located north of the junction of Sharon Valley and Pierce roads in section 36, T3S R2E, Norvell township, Jackson county.

History: Iss. Sept. 1, 1995

3.14 Gourdneck state game area, Kalamazoo county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.14 A person shall not do any of the following acts on the Gourdneck SGA, Kalamazoo county, being all or portions of sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, T3S R11W, and sections 3, 4, 9, and 10, T4S R11W:

(1) Discharge or possess afield a centerfire rifle.

(2) Discharge or possess afield, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, a firearm except a shotgun on that portion of the Gourdneck SGA lying within sections 19 and 20, T3S R11W, north of Vanderbilt road.

(3) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 7, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005.

3.14a Flat river state game target shooting area, Montcalm county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.14a For the purposes of this order, the flat river state game target shooting area shall mean the range established upon state-owned lands in the SE¼ of Section 29, T9N R8W, Montcalm county.  A person shall not do any of the following at the flat river state game target shooting area:

(1) Use or occupy the area prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earliest, or as posted, without the written permission of the department.

(2) Use or discharge a firearm containing more than 1 round without the written permission of the department.

(3) Use incendiary, explosive, armor piercing, or tracer ammunition.

(4) Use any device for target practice other than:

(a) A hand-held rifle.

(b) A muzzle-loading rifle not exceeding 70 caliber.

(c) A shotgun with slug load or buckshot.

(d) A pistol or revolver.

(5) Possess a loaded firearm, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, except at an established shooting station on the firing line.

(6) Discharge a firearm, except down range from an established shooting station and at a paper target.

(7) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage.

(8) The district wildlife biologist may appoint a range officer.  If appointed, the range officer shall have the authority to close the area when, in the range officer’s opinion, the safety of persons or property is endangered.

History:  Iss. June 3. 1997; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005.

3.15 Vicinity of Shoefelt road, port Huron state game area, St. Clair county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.15 A person shall not do any of the following on or within 450 feet of Shoefelt road on the port Huron SGA, St. Clair county:

(1) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

(2) Discharge a firearm in a designated parking area.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.15a Repealed, Am. 3, 2005, Eff. Apr. 8, 2005.

Publisher’s Note: This repealed section pertained to Lowell state game area, Kent and Ionia counties, prohibited conduct.

3.16 Certain state-owned lands, camping restricted at certain times, camping prohibited.

Order 3.16 A person shall not:

(1) Camp within the SE¼ of the NW¼ or the W½ of the SW¼ of the NE¼ of section 32, T16N R9W, Mecosta county, of the Alma lake area of the Haymarsh SGA, from June 1 through September 13.

(2) Camp on any of the following state-owned lands within the Maple river SGA:

(a) The S½ of the SE¼ south and east of the maple river, including Indian planting grounds subdivision, except for lots no. 3 and 4, section 19, T8N R4W, Clinton county.

(b) The N½ of the SW¼ or N½ of the SE¼ of section 34, T9N R3W, Gratiot county.

(3) Camp within the Pentwater SGA, T16N R18W and T16N R17W, Oceana county, from May 1 through September 30.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.17 Designated portions of state game areas, horses and pack animals prohibited at certain times.

Order 3.17 A person shall not possess a horse or other riding, driving, or pack animal within the following southern Michigan SGAs during the dates specified:

(1) On the designated horseback riding trail in the Barry SGA, Barry county, from October 1 through January 1.

(2) On the designated equestrian trail system in the Allegan SGA, Allegan county, from November 15 through November 30.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 8, 2013 Post Apr 15, 2013.

3.18 Am. 11, 2012, Repealed, Am. 11, 2012, Post Oct. 12, 2012. 

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order pertained to the prohibition of raccoon hunting and trapping in certain portions of rose lake wildlife research area.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 11, 2012 Post Oct 15, 2012.

3.19 State game and research areas, shooting ranges designated by director.

Order 3.19. The following are designated shooting ranges:

(1) Sharonville SGA shooting ranges, Jackson county.

(2) Lost nation SGA shooting range, Hillsdale county.

(3) Dansville SGA shooting range, Ingham county.

(4) Rose lake wildlife research area shooting ranges, Clinton county.

(5) Echo Point shooting range, Allegan SGA, Allegan county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 14, 1996 Post July 1, 1996; Am. 1, 1998, Post January 16, 1998.

3.20 Cusino wildlife research station, Porter ranch, and Pere Marquette SGA, entry prohibited without authorization.

Order 3.20 A person shall not enter upon any of the following described lands unless the person is authorized to enter upon those lands by the director or a representative of the director:

(1) That portion of the Cusino wildlife research station within T46N R17W, Alger county, described as the W¾ of the S½ of section 19, the N½, except the south 4-¾ chains of the east 10 chains of section 30, the N½ of the S½, except the east 10 chains of section 30, the S½ of the SW¼ of section 30, the SW¼ of the SE¼ of section 30, the S½ of the NE¼ of section 31, the N½ of the SE¼ of section 31, the SE¼ of the NW¼ of section 31, and the NE¼ of the SW¼ of section 31, as posted.

(2) That portion of the Porter ranch within T22N R5W, Missaukee county, described as the S½ of the NW¼ and the N½ of the SW¼ of section 11, and the N½ of the SE¼ and the S½ of the NE¼ of section 10, as posted.

(3) That portion of the Pere Marquette SGA, T18N R18W, Mason county, described as that portion of the SW¼ of section 24 and the NW¼ of section 25, starting at the southeast corner of the junction of highway US-31 and Conrad road, then southerly on the east right-of-way edge of highway US-31 to the north bank of the north channel of the Pere Marquette river, easterly along the river channel edge for 1,875 feet, northerly parallel to and west of the closed city of Ludington sanitary landfill to the south right-of-way edge of Conrad road, westerly on the south right-of-way edge of Conrad road to the point of beginning, being 51 acres more or less, as posted.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 1, 1993, Post Sept. 1, 1993; Am. 7, 2001, Post Mar. 8, 2001; Am. 3, 2004, Post Apr. 3, 2004.

3.21 Baraga plains waterfowl management area, refuge established, entry prohibited at certain times, authority to extend posting.

Order 3.21 (1) A person shall not enter upon that portion of the lands and waters of the Baraga plains waterfowl management area, Baraga county, bounded by a line beginning at the junction of Alberta-Big-lake road and Menge Creek road in the approximate center of section 16, T49N R34W, then northerly and easterly on Menge Creek road to the east section line of section 3, T49N R34W, southerly on an unnamed trail road to Alberta-Big lake road in section 15, T49N R34W, westerly on Alberta-Big lake road to the point of beginning.

(2) The area described in subsection (1) shall be posted "Wildlife Refuge - Do Not Enter" from September 15 through October 31 of each year, however, the posting may be continued through November 14 by joint approval of the region I office and the wildlife division office.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

3.22 Repealed.   Am. 6, 2001, Post Mar. 9, 2001

 

3.23. State-owned lands adjoining Lake Interstate, Eaton county; prohibited conduct.

Order 3.23 A person shall not do the following upon those state-owned lands adjoining Lake Interstate, section 8, T3N R3W, Eaton county:

(1) Launch a watercraft propelled by a gasoline-powered or other piston-driven rotary engine onto the waters of Lake Interstate.

History: Am. 8, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999.

3.24 Crow island state game area, Saginaw and Bay counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.24 A person shall not launch a watercraft with a motor within state-owned lands of the Crow island state game area, Saginaw and Bay counties, being all or portions of sections 8, 17, and 18, T13N R3E; sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 32, and 33, T13N R5E; and sections 4 and 5, T12N R5E, from March 1 through August 31.

History: Am. 15, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999.

3.25 Macomb county mini state game area, Macomb county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.25 A person shall not do any of the following on the Macomb county mini game area, Macomb county, being all or portions of section 10, T3N R14E:

(1) Discharge or possess afield, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, a firearm except a shotgun.

(2) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

History: Am. 16, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 2, Post Mar. 11, 2005.

3.26 Windsor township mini state game area, Eaton county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.26 A person shall not do any of the following on the state-owned lands in the Windsor township mini state game area (known as the state secondary complex), Eaton county, being all or portions of section 4, T3N R3W:

(1) Discharge or possess afield, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, a firearm except a shotgun.

(2) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

(3) Discharge a firearm in a designated parking area.

History: Am. 6, 2000, Post Sept. 1, 2000; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005.

3.27 Shooting range trail vicinity, Barry state game area, Barry county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.27 A person shall not do any of the following on or within 450 feet of the access road, commonly referred to as Shooting range trail, upon state-owned lands in the Barry state game area, Barry county, being all or portions of section 12, T3N R10W, except where posted open to such activities:

(1) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

(2) Discharge a firearm in a designated parking area.

History: Am. 9, 2001, Post Apr. 1, 2001

3.28 Vicinity of Lanes trail, Muskegon state game area, Muskegon county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.28 A person shall not do any of the following on or within 450 feet of the access road, commonly referred to as Lanes trail, upon state-owned lands in the Muskegon state game area, Muskegon county, being all or portions of section 3, T10N R15W, and section 34, T11N R15W:

(1) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

(2) Discharge a firearm in a designated parking area.

History: Am. 10, 2001, Post Apr. 1, 2001

3.29 St. Clair flats state wildlife area, Harsens island unit, St. Clair county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.29  A person shall not do any of the following on the St. Clair flats state wildlife area, Harsens island unit, St. Clair county:

(1) Enter any part of the area posted “state game area - hunting by permit only” from September 15 to January 1 without a valid permit.

History: Am. 7, 2009, Post July 10, 2009.

3.30 Rogue river state game area extension, Kent county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.30 A person shall not do any of the following on the Rogue river SGA extension, T9N R11W, Kent County:

(1) Target, trap, or skeet shoot.

History: Am. 3, 2011, Post May 4, 2011.

3.31 Lapeer state game area, Lapeer county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.31 A person shall not do any of the following within the Lapeer SGA, Lapeer county:

(1) Target shoot at any object other than a paper, cardboard, or clay target.

(2) Discharge a firearm except during legal hunting hours or engage in target shooting from one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.

(3) Except from July 1 to August 31 and from December 15 to March 1 for the purpose of fishing or with written permission from the department, enter upon the following lands:

(a) Section 13, T08N, RI0E lying south of Vernor road and east of Five lakes road.

(b) Section 24, T08N, R10E, lying east of Five lakes road.

(c) Section 18, T08N, R11E lying south of Vernor road, except the E1/2 of the SE1/4.

(d) Section 19, T08N, R11E, except the NEl/4 of the NEl/4.

History: Am. 1, 2012, Post March 9, 2012.

3.32 Certain state-owned lands within Stuart Frankel Trust Purchase/Wraco Lodge, Roscommon county; prohibited conduct.

Order 3.32. A person shall not do any of the following:

 

(1) Enter the areas listed below with a motorized vehicle, except a PAMD, without written permission issued by the department:

 

(a) The W ½ section 2; E ½ section 3; S ½ of the NW ¼ section 3; N ½ of SW ¼ section 3; SE ¼ of the NE ¼ that portion south of Deadstream road, section 4; E ½ Sec. 10; W ½ section 11; the N ½ of the NW ¼ section 14; N ½ of the NE ¼ section 15; T21, R4W.

 

(2) A person shall not enter or remain upon the following area except by exclusive use of human-foot travel, except for a PAMD, including roads and trails:

 

(a) The S ½ of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 10; S ½ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ section 11, N ½ of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ section 14; N ½ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ section 15; T21, R4W.

History: Am. 2, 2012, Post May 21, 2012.

3.33 Blendon township state game area and Olive township state game area, Ottawa county, prohibited conduct.

Order 3.33 A person shall not do any of the following on the Blendon township state game area or Olive township state game area, Ottawa county:

 

(1) Discharge a firearm, as defined in section 40102 in 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.40102, except for the purpose of lawful hunting.

History:  Am. 12, 2013, Post May 30, 2013.

Chapter IV

State Forest Lands

4.1 State forest pathways, entry, use, occupancy of certain state forest pathways, designation by director; prohibited conduct.

Order 4.1 A person shall not enter, use, or occupy any of the following designated state forest pathways trailheads or parking lot(s) with a motor vehicle, unless a valid Michigan recreation passport has been purchased and affixed to the vehicle:

(1) In Alger county:

(a) Tyoga.

(2) In Alpena county:

(a) Besser bell.

(b) Chippewa hills.

(c) Norway ridge.

(d) Ossineke.

(e) Wah Wah Tas See.

(3) In Antrim county:

(a) Jordan valley.

(b) Warner creek.

(4) In Benzie county:

(a) Betsie river.

(b) Lake Ann.

(c) Platte springs.

(5) In Charlevoix county:

(a) Spring brook.

(6) In Cheboygan county:

(a) Inspiration point.

(b) Lost tamarack.

(c) Wildwood hills.

(7) In Chippewa county:

(a) Algonquin.

(b) Pine bowl.

(8) In Clare county:

(a) Green pine lake.

(9) In Crawford county:

(a) Mason tract.

(10) In Delta county:

(a) Days river.

(b) Days river nature trail.

(c) Ninga Aki.

(11) In Dickinson county:

(a) Gene’s pond.

(b) Merriman east.

(c) West branch.

(12) In Gladwin county:

(a) Trout lake.

(13) In Grand Traverse county:

(a) Lost lake.

(b) Muncie lake.

(c) Sand lakes quiet area.

(d) Vasa trail.

(14) In Iron county:

(a) Lake Mary plains.

(15) In Lake county:

(a) Pine forest.

(b) Pine valley.

(c) Sheep ranch.

(d) Silver creek.

(16) In Luce county:

(a) Blind sucker.

(b) Bodi lake.

(c) Canada lake.

(17) In Mackinac county:

(a) Big knob/crow lake.

(b) Marsh lake.

(c) Peters creek.

(d) Switchback ridge.

(18) In Marquette county:

(a) Anderson lake.

(b) Blueberry ridge.

(c) Little Presque isle/Harlow lake.

(d) Thunder valley equestrian trail.

(19) In Menominee county:

(a) Cedar river.

(20) In Midland county:

(a) Pine haven.

(21) In Montmorency county:

(a) Buttles road.

(b) Clear lake/Jackson lake.

(22) In Ogemaw county:

(a) Ogemaw hills.

(23) In Osceola county:

(a) Osceola.

(24) In Otsego county:

(a) Big bear lake.

(b) Pickerel lake.

(c) Pine baron.

(d) Shingle mill.

(25) In Presque isle:

(a) Black mountain.

(b) Ocqueoc falls bicentennial.

(c) Sinkhole.

(26) In Roscommon county:

(a) Lost twin lakes.

(b) Red pine natural area.

(c) Tisdal triangle.

(27) In Schoolcraft county:

(a) Fox river.

(b) Gemini lake.

(c) Indian lake.

(28) In Wexford county:

(a) Cadillac.

History Note: Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 3, 2012, Post March 9, 2012.

4.1a Repealed. Am. 21, 1997, Post Sept. 23, 1997

 

Order 4.2 A person shall not enter, use or occupy any of the following designated campgrounds with a motor vehicle, unless a valid Michigan recreation passport has been purchased and affixed to the vehicle:

(1) In Alger county:

 

(a) Forest lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Kingston lake state forest campground.

 

(2) In Alpena county:

 

(a) Ossineke state forest campground.

 

(3) In Antrim county:

 

(a) Graves crossing state forest campground.

 

(b) Pinney bridge state forest campground.

 

(4) In Baraga county:

 

(a) Beaufort lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Big Eric’s bridge state forest campground.

 

(c) Big lake state forest campground.

 

(d) King lake state forest campground.

 

(5) In Benzie county:

 

(a) Garey lake trail camp.

 

(b) Grass lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Lake Ann state forest campground.

 

(d) Platte river state forest campground.

 

(e) Veterans memorial state forest campground.

 

(6) In Cheboygan county:

 

(a) Black lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Black lake trail camp.

 

(c) Haakwood state forest campground.

 

(d) Pine grove state forest campground.

 

(e) Stoney creek trail camp.

 

(f) Twin lakes state forest campground.

 

(g) Weber lake state forest campground.

 

(7) In Chippewa county:

 

(a) Andrus lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Detour state forest campground.

 

(c) Munuscong river state forest campground.

 

(d) Shell drake dam State forest campground.

 

(8) In Clare County:

 

(a) Mud lake state forest campground.

 

(9) In Crawford county:

 

(a) 4 Mile trail camp.

 

(b) AuSable river state forest campground and canoe camp.

 

(c) Burton’s landing state forest campground.

 

(d) Canoe harbor state forest campground and canoe camp.

 

(e) Goose creek state forest campground.

 

(f) Goose creek trail camp.

 

(g) Jones lake state forest campground.

 

(h) Keystone landing state forest campground.

 

(i) Lake margarethe state forest campground.

 

(j) Manistee river bridge state forest campground.

 

(k) Rainbow bend state forest campground and canoe camp.

 

(l) Shupac lake state forest campground.

 

(m) Upper Manistee river state forest campground and canoe camp.

 

(n) Walsh road equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(o) White pine canoe camp.

 

(10) In Delta county:

 

(a) Portage bay state forest campground.

 

(11) In Dickinson county:

 

(a) Carney lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Gene’s pond state forest campground.

 

(c) West branch state forest campground.

 

(12) In Gladwin county:

 

(a) House lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Trout lake state forest campground.

 

(13) In Grand Traverse county:

 

(a) Arbutus lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Forks state forest campground.

 

(c) Lake Dubonnet state forest campground.

 

(d) Lake Dubonnet trail camp.

 

(e) Scheck’s place state forest campground.

 

(f) Scheck’s place trail camp.

 

(g) Spring lake state forest campground.

 

(14) In Houghton county:

 

(a) Emily lake state forest campground.

 

(15) In Iron county.

 

(a) Deer lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Glidden lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Lake Ellen state forest campground.

 

(16) In Kalkaska county:

 

(a) C.C.C. bridge state forest campground.

 

(b) Guernsey lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Pickerel lake state forest campground.

 

(d) Rapid river trail camp.

 

(17) In Lake county:

 

(a) Bray creek state forest campground.

 

(b) Carrieville state forest campground.

 

(c) Leverentz lake state forest campground.

 

(d) Lincoln bridge state forest campground.

 

(e) Silver creek state forest campground.

 

(18) In Luce county:

 

(a) Bass lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Blind sucker no. 1 state forest campground.

 

(c) Blind sucker no. 2 state forest campground.

 

(d) Bodi lake state forest campground.

 

(e) Culhane lake state forest campground.

 

(f) Headquarters lake state forest campground.

 

(g) Headquarters lake equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(h) High bridge state forest campground.

 

(i) Holland lake state forest campground.

 

(j) Lake Superior state forest campground.

 

(k) Mouth of two hearted river state forest campground.

 

(l) Natalie state forest campground.

 

(m) Perch lake state forest campground.

 

(n) Pike lake state forest campground.

 

(o) Pretty lake state forest campground.

 

(p) Reed & Green bridge state forest campground.

 

(19) In Mackinac county:

 

(a) Big knob state forest campground.

 

(b) Black river state forest campground.

 

(c) Garnet lake state forest campground.

 

(d) Hog island point state forest campground.

 

(e) Little brevoort lake north state forest campground.

 

(f) Little brevoort lake north equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(g) Milakokia lake state forest campground.

 

(h) South Manistique lake state forest campground.

 

(20) In Manistee county:

 

(a) Healy lake state forest campground.

 

(21) In Marquette county:

 

(a) Anderson lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Bass lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Escanaba river state forest campground.

 

(d) Little lake state forest campground.

 

(e) Horseshoe lake state forest campground.

 

(f) Little Presque isle cabins.

 

(g) Pike lake state forest campground.

 

(h) Squaw lake state forest campground.

 

(22) In Menominee county:

 

(a)    Cedar river north state forest campground.

 

(b) Cedar river north equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(23) In Midland county:

 

(a) Black creek state forest campground.

 

(24) Missaukee county:

 

(a) Goose lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Hopkins creek state forest campground.

 

(c) Hopkins creek equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(d) Long lake state forest campground.

 

(e) Reedsburg dam state forest campground.

 

(25) In Montmorency county:

 

(a)    Avery lake state forest campground.

 

(b)   Big oaks state forest campground.

 

(c)    Big oaks equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(d)   Ess lake state forest campground.

 

(e)    Jackson lake state forest campground.

 

(f)    Little wolf lake state forest campground.

 

(g)    Town corner state forest campground.

 

(26) In Ogemaw county:

 

(a) Ambrose lake state forest campground.

 

(27) In Osceola county.

 

(a) Sunrise lake state forest campground.

 

(28) In Oscoda county:

 

(a) McCollum lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Mio pond state forest campground and group camp.

 

(c) Muskrat lake state forest campground.

 

(d) Parmalee bridge state forest campground and canoe camp.

 

(29) In Otsego county:

 

(a) Big bear lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Big bear pointe state forest campground.

 

(c) Elk hill equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

 

(d) Johnson’s crossing trail camp.

 

(e) Lake marjory state forest campground.

 

(f) Pickerel lake state forest campground.

 

(g) Pigeon bridge state forest campground.

 

(h) Pigeon river state forest campground.

 

(i) Round lake state forest campground.

 

(30) In Presque isle county:

 

(a) Ocqueoc falls state forest campground.

 

(b) Shoepac lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Tomahawk creek flooding state forest campground.

 

(d) Tomahawk lake state forest campground.

 

(31) In Roscommon county:

 

(a) Houghton lake state forest campground

 

(32) In Schoolcraft county:

 

(a) Canoe lake state forest campground.

 

(b) Cusino lake state forest campground.

 

(c) East branch of Fox River state forest campground.

 

(d) Fox river state forest campground.

 

(e) Mead creek state forest campground.

 

(f) Merwin creek state forest campground.

 

(g) North Gemini lake state forest campground.

 

(h) Ross lake state forest campground.

 

(i) South Gemini lake state forest campground.

 

(33 ) In Wexford county:

 

(a) Baxter bridge state forest campground.

 

(b) Long lake state forest campground.

 

(c) Old U.S.-131 state forest campground.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 13, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 5, 2006, Post Nov. 9, 2006; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 6, 2011, Post Jun.23, 2011; Am. 3, 2012, Post March 9, 2012; Am. 2, 2014, Post Feb. 19, 2014; Am. 4, 2014, Post March 24, 2014.

Order 4.3 The following designated state forest campgrounds are closed.  A person shall not camp within the following designated state forest campgrounds:

 

(1) In Alger county:

(a) Laughing whitefish, section 35, T48N R22W.

(2) In Chippewa county:

(a) Shelldrake dam, section 21, T50N R6W.

(3) In Clare county:

(a) Pike lake, section 27, T18N R6W.

(b) Temple, section 21, T19N R6W.

(4) In Dickinson county:

(a) Lower dam, section 27, T44N R27W.

(b) West branch, section 25, T44N R28W.

(5) In Iron county:

(a) Lake Ellen, section 35, T44N R31W.

(6) In Luce county:

(a)Two hearted river canoe camp, section 22, T49N R10W.

(7)  In Mackinac county:

(a) Bay city, section 16, T42N R1W.

(8) In Marquette county:

(a) Escanaba river, section 32, T43N R24W.

(b) Horseshoe lake, section 22, T45N R30W.

(c) Pike lake, section 28, T45N R26W.

(d) Porterfield, section 19, T45N R29W.

(e) South horseshoe, section 22, T45N R30W.

(f) Witbeck rapids, section 18, T45N R29W.

(9) In Missaukee county:

(a) Dyer lake, section 14, T21N R6W.

(10) In Montmorency county:

(a) Lake 15, section 22, T30N R2E.

(11) In Ogemaw county:

(a) Rifle river, section 27, T23N R3E.

(12)  In Wexford county:

(a) Clam river trail camp, section 23, T22N R9W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 19, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 14, 2007, Post July 9, 2007; Am. 11, 2008, Post May 12, 2008; Am. 8, 2009, Post May 29, 2009; Am. 19, 2013, Post December 27, 2013; Am. 4, 2014, Post March 24, 2014.

4.4 Prohibited uses within and surrounding state forest campgrounds:

Order 4.4 A person shall not do the following on state-owned lands:

(1) Camp on lands beginning at the boundaries of a state forest campground and extending outward therefrom for not more than 1 mile, as posted.

 (2) Camp with a horse in a state forest campground unless it has been designated as an Equestrian State Forest Campground or a Trail Camp.

(a) The number of horses camping at an Equestrian State Forest Campground or Trail Camp shall not exceed 4 per campsite.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007

4.4a Repealed. Am. 8, 2002, Apr. 13, 2002

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order pertained to the payment of fees at forest campgrounds.

4.5 Certain state-owned lands, Alcona and Iosco counties; vehicle use prohibited, exception.

Order 4.5 A person shall not do the following on certain state-owned lands within sections 30 and 31, 25N R8E, Alcona county, and within sections 6, 7, and 18, T24N R8E, Iosco county, those lands being the power line right-of-way along the approximate west border of the sections and lying between the north section line of section 30, T25N R8E, and the south section line of section 18, T24N R8E:

(1) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.5a Certain state-owned lands, Iosco County, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.5a (1) A person shall not do the following on state-owned lands within section 5, 6, 7, and 8 of T24N, R08E, Oscoda township, Iosco County:

(a) Enter, use or occupy, except to operate an off-road or other motorized vehicle on the signed ORV route or county road or, except under a written permit issued by the department’s authorized representative.

History: Am. 14, 2009, Post July 28, 2009.

4.6 Certain state-owned lands, Alger county, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.6. A person shall not do the following on state-owned lands within the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 10, T45N R21W, and the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 and the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 35, T45N R21W, the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 18, T47N R17W, and section 36, T47N R17W, Alger county:

(1) Operate a motorized vehicle, except under a written permit issued by the department’s authorized representative.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 11, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009.

4.7 Certain state-owned lands, Alpena county, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.7 A person shall not do any of the following upon the described state-owned lands, Alpena county:

(1) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within sections 20, 21, 28 and 29, T29N R9E, Alpena county, an area known as the Wade property, except when the gates are open and the roads and trails may otherwise be used lawfully by such vehicles.

(2) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within sections 21, 28 and 33, T30N R6E, Alpena county, as posted.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6, 1997, Post May 9, 1997.

4.7a Devil's lake snowmobile trail, Alpena county, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.7a A person shall not use a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the devil's lake snowmobile trail located in the following described sections whenever snow depths exceed 4 inches:

(1) Sections 2, 11, 12, and 13, T30N R7E, Alpena county;

(2) Sections 6, through 9, 16, through 21, 28 through 30, and 33, T30N R8E, Alpena county;

(3) Sections 25, 26, 27, 34, and 36, T31N R7E, Alpena county;

(4) Section 31, T31N R8E, Alpena county;

History: Am. 5, 1994, Post Apr. 1, 1994.

4.8 Jordan valley, Antrim and Charlevoix counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.8 A person shall not do any of the following on state-owned lands lying within an area bounded on the west by highway M-66, on the north by highway M-32, on the east by highway US-131, and on the south by Alba highway in an area known as the Jordan valley, Antrim and Charlevoix counties:

(1) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area.

(2) Camp in other than a designated camping site.

(3) Launch a canoe from state forest land into the Jordan river upstream of graves crossing in section 32, T31N R6W, Antrim county, to the origin of the Jordan river.

(4) Operate a snowmobile:

(a) Off established one- and two-track forest trail roads (cross country).

(b) On established one- and two-track forest trail roads unless snow covered.

(c) On a pathway (non-motorized) marked and developed for cross country skiing, hiking, or snowshoeing.

(5) Operate a bicycle on the Jordan river pathway.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995

4.9 DeWard tract, Antrim, Kalkaska, Crawford and Otsego counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.9 (1) A person shall not do any of the following upon state-owned lands within that area known as the DeWard tract, Antrim, Kalkaska, Crawford and Otsego counties, which is an area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Cameron bridge road and Manistee road then northerly on Manistee road to Mancelona road, westerly on Mancelona road to the county line common to Otsego and Antrim counties, westerly on Manistee River road to lake Harold road, southerly on lake Harold road to Blue lake road; southerly on Blue lake road to the county line common to Antrim and Kalkaska counties, southerly on DeWard road to Cameron bridge road, then easterly on Cameron bridge road to the point of beginning:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area.

(b) Camp more than 50 feet from a road open to motorized vehicle use.

(2) This order shall not apply to vehicles used by the State of Michigan and oil and gas company lease holders when on official business.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 4, 2003, Post June 9, 2003

4.9a Certain state-owned lands, Arenac county, motorized vehicles prohibited.

Order 4.9a (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle in any part of section 3, T19N R5E, Arenac county, lying south and west of Tyler Plains road.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands located between I-75 and Wells creek in sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T20N R3E, Arenac county.

History: Am. 19, 1996, Post Sept. 1, 1996; Am. 23, 1996, Post Dec. 19, 1996; Am. 14, 2001, Post July 14, 2001; Am. 5, 2002, Post May 11, 2002.

4.9b Certain state-owned lands, Baraga county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.9b (1) Except for department vehicles used for official business, a person shall not operate a wheeled, motorized vehicle upon the closed segment of the forest road commonly known as the Murphy road, in the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 29, T48N R33W, Baraga county, unless otherwise authorized in writing by the department representative.

History: Am. 15, 2009, Post July 28, 2009.

4.10 Certain state-owned lands, Benzie county, use or occupancy prohibited at certain times.

Order 4.10 A person shall not use or occupy the following described state-owned lands in Benzie county between the hours of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.:

(1) Homestead dam site located within the SE¼ of the SE¼ of the NE¼ of section 2, T25N R15W.

(2) US-31 parking lot located within section 2, T25N R15W.

(3) Grace road parking lot located within section 34, T26N R15W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.11 Certain state-owned lands, Benzie county, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.11 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the forest road traversing southwest to northeast from the S½ of section 21 through section 22, T25N R13W; and the forest road traversing the NE¼ of section 22 and into the SE¼ of section 15, T25N R13W, within an area commonly referred to as the Wallin swamp.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands of the W½ of the SW¼, and the E½ of the SW¼ containing government lots 3 and 4, and the S½ of the SE¼ containing government lots 3 and 4, section 6, T27N R13W, and the N½ of the NW¼ and the NW¼ of the NE¼ of section 7, T27N R13W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.12 Certain state-owned lands, Charlevoix county, wheeled motorized vehicles, camping, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.12 (1) A person shall not camp on the following described state-owned lands, Charlevoix county:

(a) The NE¼ of the SE¼ of section l0, T33N R6W, and the W½ of section 11, T33N R6W.

(b) Those lands lying north of county road 626 in section 19, T32N, R5W.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area on state-owned lands of the E½ of the SE¼ and the SE¼ of the NE¼ of section 36, T33N R4W.

(3) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the E½ of the E¼ of section 16, any part of section 21, the N½ of section 28, and the NW¼ of section 33, T33N R4W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.13 Certain state-owned lands, Cheboygan county, camping, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct, exception.

Order 4.13. A person shall not do any of the following on the described state-owned lands, Cheboygan county:

(1) Camp or use wheeled motorized vehicles, except on the marked and designated Michigan cross-country cycle trail, within the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 15, and the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 16, T35N R02W.

(2) Operate a motorized vehicle which is greater than 50 inches in width on the posted scramble area in sections 1 and 12, T36N R01E.

(3) Enter, use, or occupy including operate a wheeled, motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 11, T36N R01E.

(4) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for those properly registered under 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 et seq., on land 100’ to either side of the extension of Eisen trail from the campground gate then west to the end of state land within the S1/2 of the NW1/4, section 24, T36N R01E, commonly known as the lower unit of black lake state forest campground.

(5) Operate a motorized vehicle, on the land located in sections 9, 10, 15 and 16, T35N R01W, on the property known as Lee Grande ranch.

(6) This order shall not apply to department employees and their designees using a motorized vehicle or a motorized vessel to perform official duties, or to fire, emergency or law enforcement personnel to perform official duties.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 17, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 8, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 2, 2006, Post June 22, 2006; Am. 2, 2008, Post Mar. 7, 2008; Am. 10, 2008, Post June 6, 2008; Am. 6, 2012, Post Sept. 17, 2012.

4.14 Certain state-owned lands, Chippewa county, entry, camping, vehicle use, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.14 A person shall not do any of the following upon the described state-owned lands, Chippewa County:

(1) A person shall not enter upon the state-owned lands of lot 5 within the SW¼ of section 32, T51N R5W, Chippewa county, between April 1 and June 15.

(2) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the state-owned lands south of Farm Truck road within sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, T49N R7W, west of Farm Truck road within section 13, T49N R7W, west of highway M-123 within sections 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23, T49N R7W, north of highway M-123 and west of Farm Truck road within section 24, T49N R7W, within the NW¼ of section 29, and within the N½ of section 30, T49N R7W.

(3) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle, except motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles, upon the Soo to Raco snowmobile trail located in sections 10, 11, 15, 21, 29, 31 and 32, T47N R1W, section 36, T47N R2W, sections 1, 2, 3 and 4, T46N R2W, and sections 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17, T46N R3W.

(4) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within sections 13, 23, and 24, T44N R1E, Chippewa county, an area known as the Munuscong refuge, commencing easterly from the gate at the approximate section line between sections 13 and 14, at the east end of the campground road along the south bank of the Munuscong river, and southerly from the gate on the approximate section line between sections 14 and 15 south side of 21 Mile road, one mile east of Riverside drive.

(5) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within sections 13, 23, and 24, T44N R1E, Chippewa county, as posted.

(6) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the existing trail, located on state-owned land, along the section line between sections 8 and 17 and sections 16 and 9, then northward through sections 9 and 8 and westward through sections 5 and 6, T44N R1E, except for department management purposes.

 (7) A person shall not camp, build fires or leave unattended a motorized vehicle or moored boat on state-owned property known as Raber dock within section 28, T43N, R3E, Chippewa county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 4, 1994, Post Apr. 1, 1994; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 14, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 1, 2001, Post Feb 10, 2001; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 6, 2011, Post Jun. 23, 2011.

4.15 Certain state-owned lands, Clare county, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.15 A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, on state-owned lands of the A.N.R. pipeline right-of-way located in N½ of the SE¼ and the SW¼ of the SE¼ and the S½ of the SW¼ of section 33, the S½ of the NE¼ and the SE¼ of the NW¼ and the N½ of the SW¼ of section 34, and the N½ of the NE¼ and the NE¼ of the NW¼ and the S½ of the NW¼ of section 35, T18N R6W, Clare county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.16 Certain state-owned lands, Crawford county, motorized vehicles, camping, entry, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.16 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the state-owned lands within the S½ of the SE¼ of section 10, the W½ of the SW¼ of the SW¼ of section 11, the N½ of the NE¼ of section 15, and the W½ of the NW¼ of the NW¼ of section 14, T27N R4W.

(2) A person shall not camp or use a motorized vehicle within the S½ of the SE¼ of section 30 and the N½ of the N½ of the NE¼ of section 31, T27N R1W, also known as the Crawford county red pine tract.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon state-owned lake shore and hills surrounding Duck lake within the NW¼ of the NE¼ and the N½ of the SW¼ of the NE¼ of section 9, T27N R2W.  This prohibition shall not apply to otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route in this area.

(4) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon state-owned lake shore and hills surrounding Big frog lake and Little frog lake within the W½ of the SW¼ of section 5, T27N R2W.  This prohibition shall not apply to lawful use of a designated trail or designated route in this area.

(5) A person shall not do any of the following on state forest lands bordering the Au Sable river in the South branch Au Sable river area, known as the Mason tract, being all or portions of sections 29, 31 and 32, T26N R1W; sections 6, 7, and 18, T25N R1W; and sections 13, 14, 22 and 23, T25N R2W:

(a) Camp, except in designated campgrounds.

(b) Operate bicycles on the Mason tract hiking & skiing pathway.

(6) A person shall not enter certain state-owned military lands, commonly referred to as the range 40 complex, being all or portions of sections 3 through 10 and sections 16 through 20, T28N R2W; sections 1, 12, 13, and 24, T28N R3W; section 32, T26N R4W, and sections 5 through 8, T25N R4W, Crawford county.

(7) A person shall not enter the state-owned military range 30 lands, being all or portions of sections 17 through 20, 29 and 30, T27N R2W, and sections 13, 23 through 27, 34, 35, and 36, T27N R3W.

(8) A person shall not camp within 1/4 mile of the big creek impoundment located in sections 24 and 25, T28N R1W.

(9) A person shall not possess a dog or allow a dog to enter upon either the land or water area of the state-owned  shoreline located upon the south shore of Lake Margrethe, camp Grayling maneuver training center, T26N R4W, Crawford county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 9, 1998, Post Aug. 14, 1998; Am. 7, 2002, Post Apr. 13, 2002; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 4, 2008, Post Apr. 11, 2008.

4.16a Certain state-owned lands, Delta county, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.16a A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon mile 21 road as gated or otherwise blocked within sections 4 and 5, T41N R24W, Delta county, without written permission issued by the department.

History: Am. 12, 1997, Post May 9, 1997.

4.17 Certain state-owned lands, Dickinson county, motorized vehicles, firearms, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.17 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle, from April 1 through November 30, without a written permit issued by the department on the following described state-owned lands, Dickinson county:

(a) Trail numbers 1 through 4 located in sections 6 and 7, T44N R27W, and in sections 1, 2, and 12, T44N R28W.

(b) Trail numbers 5 and 6 located in sections 30 and 31, T41N R29W, and section 36, T41N R30W.

(c) Trail numbers 11 through 13 located in sections 23, 24, and 26, T40N R29W, and section 20, T41N R28W.

(d) Trail numbers 16 and 17 located in section 19, T44N R29W, and section 24, T44N R30W.

(e) Trail number 18 located in section 21, T42N R27W.

(f) Lake Antoine, grade, snowmobile trail - that part lying and extending north of the sturgeon river in section 13, T39N R29W, and that part lying in sections 2, 3, 11, and 12, T39N R29W, and lying east of the north-south county road in the center of section 4, T39N R29W.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route within the following described state-owned lands:

(a) The S1/2 of the NW1/4 and the N1/2 of the NE1/4 of section 5, and the W1/2 of the NE1/4 and the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 6, T41N R29W.

(b) The S1/2 of the SW1/4 of section 6, T42N R28W.

(C) The SW1/4 of section 14, the W1/2 and the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 23, the W1/2 of section 26 and the W1/2 of the NW1/4 of section 35, T40N R29W. 

(3) A person shall not use or possess firearms within the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 7, T39N R28W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005; Am. 17, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009; Am. 2, 2010, Post Apr. 9, 2010.

4.18 Felch grade snowmobile trail, Dickinson, Menominee and Delta counties, prohibited conduct, exceptions.

Order 4.18 A person shall not use a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile or snowmobile grooming equipment during that portion of the year when snow depths exceed four inches, on the Felch grade snowmobile trail, being all or portions of:

(1) Sections 33, 34 and 35, T42N R28W; sections 1, 2, and 12, T41N R28W; and sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 24, T41N R27W, Dickinson county.

(2) Sections 19, 20, 28, 29, 34 and 35, T41N R26W; sections 2, 3, 4, 11, 12 and 13, T40N R26W; sections 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 33, and 34, T40N R25W; and sections 2, 3, 11, 12 and 13, T39N R25W, Menominee county.

(3) Sections 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28 and 29, T39N R24W, and sections 19, 20 and 30, T39N R23W, Delta county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.19 Certain state-owned lands, Emmet county, camping, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.19 (1) A person shall not camp, except in designated campgrounds, upon state-owned lands within sections 7, 18, 19, and 30, T38N R5W, and sections 13, 24, 25, and 36, T38N R6W, Emmet county.

(2) A person shall not do any of the following within the state-owned lands of sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, T39N R4W, Emmet county:

(a) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area.

(b) Camp, except within the marked campsites lying west of the county road in the S¾ of the W½ of section 23.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.19a Certain state-owned lands, Gladwin county, motorized vehicles, motorized vessels, ride a horse, bicycles, camping, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.19a (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands within sections 3-10, and 16-18, T20N R2W, Gladwin county, at a speed in excess of 15 mph within designated campgrounds or in excess of 25 mph outside of designated campgrounds.

(2) A person shall not launch a motorized vessel upon House lake within section 8, T20N R2W, nor upon Trout lake or Hoister lake within sections 8 and 9, T20N R2W, Gladwin county, unless the vessel is powered exclusively by electric motor.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the following described state-owned lands, Gladwin county:

(a) North of the Molasses river within sections 27 and 28, or within the NW 1/4 or the N1/2 of the SW1/4 of section 27, T18N R2E.

(b) Within sections 3 and 10, T18N R1E, and within section 34, T19N R1E, from January 16 to September 14.

(c) Within the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 13 and the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 24, T18N R1E.

(d) Within the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 2, T20N R2W.   

(e) Within the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 and the W1/2 of the SE1/4 and the W1/2 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 6, and within the N1/2 of the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 and the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 7, and within the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 and the W1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 18 T18N R2E that have been closed by gates.

(f) Within the SE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 22, and within the W1/2 of the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 23, and within the NW1/4 of section 26 T20N R1E that have been closed by gates.

(4) A person shall not do any of the following on state-owned lands of the Gladwin field trial area, being all or portions of sections 3-10, T20N R2W, Gladwin county:

(a) Ride a horse on the area, including roads and trails, unless designated open to horseback use or specifically associated with a department authorized field dog trial event or activity. 

(b) Operate a bicycle of any kind on the area, including roads and trails, unless designated open to bicycle use.

(c) Operate a motorized vehicle on any forest trail or road within the above specified location that has been closed by berms, gates, or formal posting.

(d) Camp from April 1 through October 31 except in a designated campground.

History: Iss. Am. 10, 2002, Eff. Feb. 1, 2003; Am. 3, 2010, Post Apr. 9, 2010; Am. 4, 2011, Eff. Jul. 8, 2011.

4.20 Certain state-owned lands, Gladwin and Arenac counties, camping, motorized vehicles, vessels, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.20 (1) The lame duck foot access area shall be those state-owned lands in sections 16, 20-29, and 32-36, T20N R2E, and sections 1-5, 8, 9, and 12, T19N R2E, Gladwin county, and sections 19, 30 and 31, T20N R3E, and sections 6 and 7, T19N R3E, Arenac county.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person shall not do any of the following within the lame duck foot access area:

(a) Enter or remain upon the area except by exclusive use of human-foot travel including cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing.  Cycling and other mechanically assisted land travel is prohibited.

(b) Launch a motorized vessel.

(c) This subsection shall not prohibit the operation of vehicles registered under the Michigan vehicle code, Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, being sections 257.1 to 257.923 of the Michigan Compiled Laws upon roads under the jurisdiction of the county or upon roads, parking and camping areas designated open to registered vehicles and under the jurisdiction of the state; a vehicle used for military, fire, emergency, or law enforcement purposes; a single axle cart propelled exclusively by human power; a vessel being operated upon the Tittabawassee river; department vehicles operated in the performance of official duties; or vehicles used for utility work, logging, gas or mineral exploration or extraction when such utility work, logging, exploration or extraction has been authorized by the department.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 20, 1997, Post Sept. 19, 1997; Am. 7, 1998, Post July 15, 1998; Am. 13, 2001, Post July 15, 2001; Am. 10, 2002, Eff. Feb. 1, 2003.

4.21 Certain state-owned lands, Grand Traverse county, camping, motorized vehicles, dogs on groomed pathways, target shooting, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.21 (1) A person shall not camp upon, use or occupy spider lake state forest campground, section 10, T26N R10W, Grand Traverse county, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

(2) A person shall not camp, except with written permit from the forest management division, on any state-owned lands lying south and east of the Boardman river in the W½ of the NE¼ and E½ of the NW¼ of section 8, T26N R9W, Grand Traverse county.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the trail road running east from the center of sections 14 and 23, T27N R9W, to roots lake, or upon state-owned lands of the NE¼ of the SW¼ of section 35, T27N R9W, Grand Traverse county.

(4) A person shall not camp or use a motorized vehicle on any state-owned lands lying north of the Boardman river within the SW¼ of the NW¼ of section 13, T26N R11W, Grand Traverse county.

(5) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands lying south of Supply road and west of the north-south pipeline line in the W½ of the SW¼ of section 33, or within section 32, T27N R9W, Grand Traverse county.

(6) Subsection (5) shall not prohibit otherwise lawful use of the Boardman valley snowmobile trail by motorized vehicles.

(7) A person shall not possess or allow a dog upon the state forest designated and groomed Muncie lakes and VASA cross country ski pathways, Grand Traverse county, from December 1 to April 15 unless the dog is a hunting dog or guide dog being used by a licensed hunter or handicapped person for that purpose.

(8) On the state owned land in sections 9, 14, and 15 of T26N, R11W, Grand Traverse county, a person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Target shoot outside of the posted area.

(b) Enter, use, or occupy the area for target shooting on Sunday.

(c) Enter, use, or occupy the area for target shooting Monday through Saturday prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earliest; or as posted.

(d) Possess or use for target shooting a firearm capable of holding more than 15 rounds in barrel and magazine combined. 

(e) Use incendiary, explosive, armor piercing, or tracer ammunition.

(f) Use any device for target shooting other than:

(i) A hand-held rifle.

(ii) A muzzle-loading rifle not exceeding .80 caliber.

(iii) A shotgun.

(iv) A pistol or revolver.

(v) A crossbow or bow and arrow.

(g) Target shoot at other than a paper, cardboard, or commercially-produced portable target designed and manufactured for the specific purpose of target shooting.

(h) Target shoot at an explosive or incendiary target.

(i) Place target upslope on a hillside.

(j) Target shoot at a clay bird or other aerial target.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 1, 1996, Post Jan. 1, 1996; Am. 14, 2013, Post June 24, 2013.

4.21a Certain state-owned lands, Houghton county, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.21a (1) A person shall not enter, use or occupy the following lands unless authorized by the Baraga management unit manager:

(a) State-owned lands in the vicinity of Elevenmile lake, consisting of the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 2, T53N R35W, from April 15 through September 9, Houghton county.

(b) State-owned lands within the 760-foot fenced and gated portions of the former copper range railroad grade and the former Hancock and Calumet railroad grade, located within government lots 1 and 2, section 36, T55N R34W, Houghton county.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled-motorized vehicle on the Chassell to Houghton rail corridor in the NW1/4 of the SE1/4, Section 5, T53N R33W where the corridor intersects with US-41 north to the NE1/4 of the SE1/4, Section 5, T54N R33W, where the corridor intersects with the Pilgrim River bridge, Houghton county.

History: Am. 4, 2002, Post Apr. 13, 2002; Am. 7, 2004, Post July 7, 2004; Am. 7, 2010, Post Oct. 21, 2010.

4.22 Certain state-owned lands, Iosco county, motorized vehicles, entry, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.22 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route within the power line right-of-way lying between the northeast corner of the NW¼ of the NW¼ of section 11 and Bissonette road in section 26 and being within sections 11, 14, 23, and 26, T24N R8E, Iosco county.

(2) A person shall not enter upon the power line right-of-way within the SW¼ of the NW¼ and NW¼ of the SW¼ of section 11, T24N R8E.  This subsection is provided to allow vegetative regeneration of the restored site.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.23 Certain state-owned lands, Iron county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.23 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon trail number 7 in section 36, T42N R32W, from April 1 through November 30, without a written permit issued by the department.

(2) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle from April 1 through November 30 upon trail numbers 19 through 23 located in sections 14 and 19, T43N R31W; section 24, T42N R31W; section 31, T45N R32W; and section 35, T44N R31W, without a written permit issued by the department.

(3) A person shall not enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle, on what is commonly referred to as the camp one road within the S1/2 of the NE1/4, Section 9, T45N R31W, without a written permit issued by the department.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 11, 2000, Post Oct. 13, 2000; Am. 4, 2007, Post Mar. 9, 2007.

4.24 Certain state-owned lands, Kalkaska and Antrim counties, motorized vehicles, camping, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.24 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon any of the following described state-owned lands:

(a) The Skegemog lake WA and the state-owned railroad right-of-way in sections 17-21, and 28-33, T28N R8W.

(b) The N½ of section 4, T28N R7W.

(c) Those portions of the SE¼ of section 10, T25N R5W, as posted.

(2) A person shall not camp on state-owned lands in:

(a) The NE¼ of the SE¼ of the NE¼ of section 31, T27N R5W.

(b) Those portions of sections 17-21, 28-30, 32 and 33, T28N R8W, which are a part of the Skegemog lake WA.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, within the following state-owned lands, Kalkaska and Antrim counties:

(a) The N½ of the SE¼ of section 9, T27N R7W.

(b) The S½ of the SW¼, the NE¼ of the SW¼, the NE¼ of the SE¼, and the S½ of the SE¼, except the SE¼ of the SE¼ of the SE¼, of section 12, T28N R6W.

(c) The Great lakes pipeline right-of-way in sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and the W½ of section 36, T27N R5W.

(d) The Great lakes pipeline right-of-way in sections 24, 25 and 36, T28N R5W.

(e) The SW of the NW and the NW of the SW of section 32, T25N R6W.

(f) The SW of the SW of section 25, the SE of the SE   of section 26 and the NW of the NE   of section 35, T27N R8W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 10, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 2, 1998, Post Apr. 1, 1998.

4.25 Sand lakes quiet area, Kalkaska and Grand Traverse counties, prohibited conduct, exception.

Order 4.25 (1) A person shall not use a motorized vehicle or launch a watercraft with a motor within state-owned lands of the Sand lakes quiet area, Kalkaska and Grand Traverse counties, being that area west of County road and south of Island Lake road in section 19, T27N R8W; west of County road and north of River road in section 30, T27N R8W; that part of the S½ of the SE¼ which is south of County road in section 13; that part of the E½ which is south of County road and the SW¼ of section 23, that portion south of County road in section 24; that part north of River road in section 25; that portion east of Broomhead road in section 26; and that portion east of Broomhead road and north of River road in section 35, T27N R9W, being approximately 2,975 acres.

(2) This section shall not prohibit a motorized vehicle from being used to enter and depart from the Guernsey lake state forest campground by way of the campground entrance road off County road in section 19, T27N R8W; and boat motors used on Guernsey lakes in accordance with township ordinances and state administrative rules.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.26 Certain state-owned lands, Lake county, marine activities, wheeled motorized vehicles, camping, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.26 (1) A person shall not swim, dive, or moor a boat along the public fishing dock at the big Leverentz lake state forest campground in section 36, T16N R13W, Lake county.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route within state-owned lands in the NW¼ of the SE¼ of section 11, T20N R12W; the SW¼ of the SW¼ of section 18, T18N R11W; and the NW¼ of the NW¼ of section 30, T18N R11W, Lake county.

(3) A person shall not camp or operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within the N½ of the NE¼ of section 4, T19N R11W, and the S½ of the SE¼ of section 33, T20N R11W, Lake county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.26a Pere Marquette state trail, Lake, Osceola and Clare counties, motorized vehicles, except snowmobiles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.26a A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle; except a snowmobile; upon the following state-owned lands of the Pere Marquette state trail, Lake, Osceola and Clare counties, without written permission from the department:

(1) The abandoned CSX railroad right-of-way beginning just east of the Tobacco river in the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 33, T17N R4W, Clare county, then westerly to the west end of the bridge over the Muskegon river in the city of Evart in the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 34, T18N R8W, Osceola county.

(2) The abandoned CSX railroad right-of-way beginning at 110th Avenue, being the section line between sections 5 and 6, T17N R8W, Osceola county, then westerly and ending at Maple street in the village of Baldwin in section 3, T17N R13W, Lake county.

History: Iss. Dec. 14, 1993; Am. 26, 1994, Dec. 14, 1994.

4.27 Certain state-owned lands, Luce county, camping, motorized vehicles, prohibited activities.

Order 4.27 (1) A person shall not camp in the parking lot near the mouth of the blind sucker river located in the NW¼ of the NW ¼ of section 4, T49N R11W, Luce county.

(2) A person shall not camp at Manistique lake in section 29, T45N R12W, Luce county.

(3) A person shall not camp within 400 feet of the two hearted river and its tributaries within the following described locations except at designated state forest campgrounds:

(a) The north branch of the two hearted river from the southwest corner of section 34, T49N R12W, then southeasterly through T48N R12W and T48N R11W to the mainstream of the two hearted river.

(b) The west branch of the two hearted river from the west side of section 11, T48N R12W, easterly through T48N R12W to the confluence of the south branch of the two hearted river in section 9, T48N R11W.

(c) The south branch of the two hearted river from the southeast portion of section 33, T48N R11W, northerly to the west branch of the two hearted river.

(d) The east branch of the two hearted river from the south side of section 32, T49N R9W, northerly to the mainstream of the two hearted river.

(e) Dawson creek from section 24, T48N R11W, easterly through the northeast portion of section 20, T48N R10W, northerly through T48N R10W to its confluence with the mainstream of the two hearted river in section 29, T49N R10W.

(f) The mainstream of the two hearted river from confluence of the south branch of the two hearted river and the west branch of the two hearted river in section 9, T48N R11W, through the southeast portion of T49N R11W, northeasterly through T49N R10W, through the northwest portion of T49N R9W, and through T50N R9W to Lake Superior.

(4) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the forest road in section 3, T49N R11W, from deer park road to the mouth of the blind sucker river.

(5) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the forest road located in the E½ of section 33 and section 34, T49N R11W, as posted.

(6) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands in sections 9, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (except the SE¼ of section 25), 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, and 35 (except the SE¼ of section 35), T49N R8W.

 (7) A person shall not camp upon state-owned lands in section 16, and the north ½ of section 21, T46N, R9W, Luce county.

(8) A person shall not enter, use or occupy including operating a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in section 13, T47N R09W SW ¼ of NE ¼, where the bridge crosses the north branch of Murphy creek.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6, 2007, Post May 11, 2007; Am. 3, 2008, Post Jan. 24, 2008

4.28 Certain state-owned lands, Mackinac county, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.28 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the state-owned forest road connecting Gould city park to Scott point. The department shall close this forest road where it leaves the South Gould City road section 9, T41N R11W, Mackinac county.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands of the Lakehead oil pipeline, the Great Lakes gas pipeline, and the Edison Sault electric powerline in sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, T42N R6W, Mackinac county, unless the wheeled motorized vehicle is otherwise lawfully operated upon a designated trail or designated route.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on any road that has been closed, gated or bermed on state-owned lands known as Simmons woods unless authorized by the Sault Ste Marie management unit manager.  Simmons woods is located on state-owned lands in section 35, T43N R11W, and sections 1, 2, 10 to 16, 21 to 28, and 33 to 36, T42N R11W, Mackinac county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 6, 2002, Post Apr. 13, 2002

4.29 Certain state-owned lands, Manistee county, wheeled motorized vehicles, camping and ground fires, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.29 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, within the S½ of the SE¼ of section 19, T24N R14W, Manistee county.

(2) For the purposes of this order, the little Manistee weir property means that portion of the NE¼ of the NW¼ lying south of the little Manistee river and north of old Stronach road and that portion of the N½ of the N½ of the SE¼ of the NW¼ lying south of the little Manistee river and north of old Stronach road, section 25, T21N R16W, Manistee county. A person shall not camp or establish or tend a bonfire, campfire or other ground fire in the little Manistee weir property from February 1 through August 15. The purpose of this order is to protect nesting bald eagles.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 12, 2001, Post May 12, 2001; Am. 6, 2003, Post June 6, 2003.

4.30 Certain state-owned lands, Marquette and Alger counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.30 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands within the following portions of Marquette county:

(a) The SE1/4 of the NE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 33, and the N1/2 of the SW1/4 and the E1/2 of the NW1/4 of section 34, T45N R28W.

(b) Those lands lying south of county road 480 and east of county road 553 in section 22, the W1/2 of section 23, the NW1/4 of section 26, and section 27, T47N, R25W and on the designated pathway known as thunder valley equestrian trail in the S1/2 of section 26, W1/2 of the SE1/4 of section 25, and section 36 of T47N, R25W.  In addition, no overnight camping is allowed in the thunder valley equestrian trail parking lot.

(c) On the closed road in the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 and the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 3, T49N, R26W.

(2) A person shall not camp within the east Anderson lake state forest campground area, being all or portions of section 12, T44N R26W; that part of the S1/2 of the SE1/4 of section 12, T44N R26W, lying southerly and easterly of Anderson lake; the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 13, T44N R26W; and the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 18, T44N R25W, Marquette county.

(3) A person shall not do any of the following on the blueberry ridge pathway located upon state-owned lands within sections 22, 23, 26, 27, T47N, R25W, Marquette county.

(a) Possess a dog from November 15 to April 15.

(b) Possess a horse or other riding or pack animal or bike.

(4) A person shall not do any of the following on the little Presque isle property in sections 17 to 20, and 29 to 32, T49N R25W, and sections 13, 24, 25 and 36, T49N R26W, Marquette county:

(a) Launch or attempt to launch a vessel equipped with an inboard or outboard motor, except an electric motor, onto the waters of Harlow lake.

(b) Target shoot with a firearm, crossbow, or bow and arrow.

(c) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle or snowmobile except upon a forest road.

(d) Have an open fire, except fires in a self-contained cooking unit or in a fire ring or grill in a designated campsite or day use area west of county road 550.

(e) Possess a glass container except in a designated camping area.

(f) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage east of county road 550.

(g) Allow a pet to be unleashed within a designated quiet or designated day use area.

(h) Camp within 1 mile of a campground, rustic cabin, day use area or boat launching site, or camp east of county road 550.

(i) Use a mountain bicycle, except on an abandoned railroad right-of-way, forest road or designated trail.

(j) Use or operate a loud speaker, public address system, or other sound amplifying equipment without written permission of the unit manager.  Permission shall not be granted if such system is capable of interfering with the use and enjoyment of the quiet area by other persons.

(k) Operate a motor, motor vehicle, radio, television or any device in a manner that produces excessive noise.

(5) A person shall not camp upon or within 100 feet of the little garlic parking lot in the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 3, T49N R26W, Marquette county.

(6) The Marquette to Munising junction trail means the former Wisconsin central limited railroad right-of-way beginning at Hampton street in the city of Marquette in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 26, T48N R25W, Marquette county and ending at Munising junction in the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 17, T46N R19W, Alger county. A person shall not do any of the following upon the Marquette to Munising junction trail:

(a) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle between the intersections of the trail with Hampton street in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 26, T48N R25W, to the intersection of the trail with Casino road in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 12, T47N R24W, Marquette county.

(b) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle which is greater than 50” in width between the intersection of the trail with Casino road in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 12, T47N R24W, Marquette county and the intersection of the trail with a north-south electric transmission line in the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 17, T46N R19W, Alger county.

(c) Operate a snowmobile at a speed greater than 35 miles per hour as posted, commencing where the trail intersects the west line of the NW1/4 of NW1/4 of section 6, T47N, R24W, or starting from the westerly end point behind the Michigan department of transportation welcome center in Harvey to an easterly end point 0.4 miles east of Chocolay downs road.

(d) This order shall not apply to vehicles used by the state of Michigan, law enforcement agencies or utility companies when on official business, or other parties with written permission from the unit manager or for otherwise lawful operation of wheeled motorized vehicles when crossing the trail.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 10, 1993, Post Dec. 15, 1993; Am. 18, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 20, Post Sept. 1, 1996; Am. 5, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 7, 2003, Post May 28, 2003; Am. 5, 2004, Post June 5, 2004; Am. 8, 2005, Post Aug. 23, 2005; Am1, 2006, Post Jan. 12, 2006; Am. 12, 2007, Post Oct. 5, 2007; Am. 9, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009.

4.31 Certain state-owned lands, Menominee county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.31 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle, without a written permit issued by the department, from April 1 through November 30 upon:

(a) Trail numbers 8 through 10 lying within sections 22, 26, and 27, T36N R28W; section 6, T35N R25W; and section 16, T36N R25W, Menominee county.

(b) Trail numbers 14 through 15 lying within section 10, T37N R28W, and section 18, T37N R27W, Menominee county.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon roads gated or otherwise blocked within the following state-owned lands of Menominee county without a written permit issued by the department:

(a) E½ of section 10, T37N R28W.

(b) S½ of section 9, T37N R28W.

(c) E½ of section 35, T35N R29W.

(d) N½ of section 16, and the NW¼ of the SE¼ of section 17, T36N R25W.

(e) NE¼ of section 23, T36N R26W.

(f) Section 31, T38N R28W.

(g) Sections 3-6, 8, 9, 16, and 21, T37N R28W.

(3) Except for department vehicles used for official business, a person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the following state owned lands of Menominee county, commonly known as the Peterson Pond, without written permission issued by the unit manager, Escanaba forest management unit, forest management bureau:

(a) SW ¼ and W ½ of the SE ¼ of section 19, T37N R25W.

(b) Entire section 30, T37N R25W, except for the E ½ of the NE ¼ and the NE ¼ of the SE ¼.

(c) Entire section 31, T37N R25W, except for the NW ¼ of the NW ¼.

(d) SE ¼ of the NE ¼ and E ½ of the SE ¼ of section 25, T37N R26W.

(e) NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 36, T37N R26W.

(f) NW ¼ of section 6, T36N R25W.  

 

(4) A person shall not camp within one half mile of the township campground in the NW ¼ of section 8, or the Pemene falls parking area in the SW ¼ of section 16 and the NW ¼ of section 21, T37N R28W, Menominee county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 12, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 17, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 8, 2004, Post Nov. 6, 2004.

4.32 Midland county, motorized vehicles upon certain state-owned lands, prohibited conduct; Midland ORV trail and certain ORV routes in Midland county, temporary closure to vehicles; Kawkawlin creek flooding, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.32 (1) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands lying south of highway US-10 in sections 9 and 10; lying north of the salt river in section 15; and lying north of Saginaw road in section 16, T15N R1W, Midland county.

(2) A person shall not operate any motorized vehicle upon the state designated Midland ORV trail and other designated ORV routes within T15N R1W, T16N R1W, T16N R1E, and T16N R2E, Midland county.

(3) The following regulations shall apply to the Kawkawlin creek flooding located in sections 17 and 18, T16N R2E, Midland county:

(a) A person shall not enter into or upon the dam control structure of the east dike in section 17.

(b) A person shall not park or camp upon either the south or east dikes.

(c) A person shall not camp in a designated parking area within the Kawkawlin creek flooding.

(d) A person shall not use or operate a motorized vehicle on the south and east dikes, except that the road on the east dike will be open to such vehicles from August 15 through February 1 unless temporarily closed by the department during erosive, wet weather conditions.

(4) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned land located in section 11, T15N R1W, commonly known as the turtle pond area, except for the black creek campground located north of black creek and the turtle pond access road and parking area.

(5) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle between the dates of January 1 and November 6 on state-owned land located in sections 7 and 18, T13N R01W and sections 1, 12 and 13, T13N R02W, Midland county, except on the road segments open for use within 1/8 mile of the perimeter of state land.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 2, 1993, Post Sept. 1, 1993; Am. 10, 1993, Post Dec. 15, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 11, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 18, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 10, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009.

4.33 Certain state-owned lands, Missaukee county, camping, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.33 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, upon the following state-owned lands, Missaukee county:

(a) Sections 7, 8 and 17, T21N R8W.

(b) The S½ of section 8, the E½ of the SE¼ of section 7, the SW¼ of section 16, and the E½ of section 20, T24N R8W.

(c) The S½ of section 20 and the SW¼ of the NW¼ of section 29, T23N R8W.

(d) A forest two-track in the SW¼ of the SW¼, of section 1, T21N R5W.

(2) A person shall not camp in the SE¼ of the NE¼ and the E½ of the SE¼ of section 25, and the NE¼ of the NE¼ of section 36, T23N R5W, except in the Reedsburg dam state forest campground.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 9, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 15, 1997, Post Sept. 1 1997.

4.33a Dead stream swamp, Au Sable state forest, Missaukee and Roscommon counties, motorized vehicles, boat launch, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.33a (1) The Dead stream swamp area in the Au Sable state forest is described as follows:

(a) Section 4 west of Mead road, sections 5-8, the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 and the S1/2 of NW1/4 and the SW1/4 of section 9; sections 17-19, the N1/2 of section 20, and the NW1/4 of section 30 west of north Muskegon road, T23N R4W.

(b) Sections 1 and 2, the N3/4 of section 3 north of the county road; the NE1/4 of section 11, N1/2 of section 12, the E1/2 of the S3/4 of section 24, and the N3/4 of the E1/2 of section 25, T23N R5W.

(c) Sections 19, 20, 28-32, and section 33 west of Mead road, T24N R4W.

(d) Sections 22-27, that part east of pipeline crossing in the E1/2 of section 33 in a northeast-southwest direction, that part east of pipeline in section 34, and sections 35 and 36, T24N R5W.

(2) A person shall not do any of the following in the Dead stream swamp area:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route, or designated area.

(b) Launch a boat with a motor over 7 1/2 horsepower.

(3) This order shall not apply to a department employee and their designee using a motorized vehicle or a motorized vessel to perform official duty, or to fire, emergency, or law enforcement personnel to perform official duty.

History: Am. 12, 2012, Iss. Nov. 9, 2012.

4.34 Pigeon river country state forest.  Cheboygan, Montmorency and Otsego counties, defined; prohibited conduct.

Order 4.34 (1) For the purposes of this order, the pigeon river country state forest shall mean those lands in sections 1-26, the N ½ and the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ and the N ½ of the SW ¼ of section 27, the N ¾ of section 28, the N ¾ and the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 29, sections 30 and 31, the W ½ of the NW ¼ of section 32, sections 35 and 36, T33N R1E; sections 1-36, T33N R1W; sections 19-21, W ½ of section 22, N ½ of the NW ¼ of section 27, sections 28-33, T34N R1E; SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 24, T33N R2W; sections 19-36, T34N R1W; W ½ of the NW ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 5, section 6 except the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ , section 7 except the NE ¼ of the NE ¼, the W ½ of the SW ¼ and the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 8, the W ¼ of section 17, sections 18 and 19, that part of section 20 west of blue lakes road and south of the N ⅛ line and northerly and north westerly of black river, the part of section 30 northerly of hardwood creek and westerly of black river, the S ¼ of section 31, T32N R1E; sections 1-6, the N ½ and the SE ¼ north of deer trail of section 7, sections 8-17, sections 20 and 21, the W ¾ of section 22, the SW ¼ and the S ½ of the SE ¼ and the S ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 25, section 26 except the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ , the N ½ and the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 27, the N ¾ of section 28, sections 29 and 30, the E ½ of the NE ¼ of section 35, section 36 except the W ½ of the SW ¼, T31N R1W; section 1 except the S ½ of the SW ¼ , T31N R2W; sections 1-36, T32N R1W; sections 1-5, section 8, the N ¾ of section 9, sections 10-15, the SE ¼ and the S ½ of the SW ¼ and the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 16, the S½ of the SE¼ of section 17, the SE¼ of the NE¼ of section 19, section 20, section 21 except the SE¼ south of east sturgeon valley road, section 22 except the SW ¼ south of the east sturgeon valley road, section 24, the E ½ of the NE ¼ and the N ½ of the SE ¼ and the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ and the E ½ of the SW ¼ and that part of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ north of east sturgeon valley road, and that part of the N ½ of the NW ¼ north of east sturgeon valley road of section 29, the S ¾ of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ and the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ except the north 165 ft. east of the thread of pigeon river and the east 940 ft. of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 36, T32N R2W; Cheboygan, Montmorency and Otsego counties.  The following regulations shall apply to state-owned lands of the pigeon river country state forest.

Wheeled motorized vehicles; conditions for use.

(2) Except as otherwise prohibited in (3) of this order, a person may operate a wheeled motorized vehicle only if both of the following conditions are met:

(a) The vehicle is currently registered under the Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300.

(b) The vehicle is operated on a forest road designated and illustrated as open on the pigeon river country state forest access map.

Motorized vehicles prohibited, green timbers management unit.

(3) A person shall not operate a motorized-vehicle of any type upon state-owned lands lying within the W ½ of section 3, sections 4, 5, 8-10, 15-17 and 19-22, and that part of section 29 lying northerly of the sturgeon valley road, T32N R2W, commonly known as the green timbers management unit.

Camping with horses, other riding animals, or pack animals restricted to certain areas.

(4) A person shall not camp with a horse or other riding or pack animals except at:

(a) Elk hill equestrian state forest campground and trail camp.

(b) Johnson’s crossing trail camp.

(c) The following locations within the pigeon river country state forest in which designated campsites have been established for no more than 12 people using a maximum of four camping units and where a completed camp registration card must be posted:

(i) The SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 27, T33N, R1E, Cheboygan county.

(ii) The SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 16, T32N, R1W, Otsego county.

(iii) The SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 36, T34N, R1W, Cheboygan county.

(iv) The SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 11, T32N, R1W, Otsego County.

Horses, riding animals and pack animals, use restricted to certain roads and pathways.

(5) A person shall not ride or lead a horse, other riding animal, or pack animal except on the north spur of the shore-to-shore riding – hiking trail; a county road; a forest road designated and illustrated as open on the pigeon river country state forest access map; or on a service trail road posted open.

Camping, use prohibited in certain locations.

(6) A person shall not camp within the S ½ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ and the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 22, and the NE ¼ of the NW ¼, and the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 27, T33N R1W, and the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 5, and the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 20, T32N R2W.

Entry prohibited at a certain location.

(7) A person who does not have authorization from the department shall not enter upon those lands bounded on the south and east by sturgeon valley road, on the west by Pickerel lake road, and on the north by the electrical transmission line, within the NW ¼ of section 24, T32N R2W.

Snowmobile operation; prohibited.

(8) A person shall not operate a snowmobile except for otherwise lawful operation upon a county road or upon a forest road designated and illustrated as open on the pigeon river country state forest access map.

Camping, use restriction in certain locations.

(9) A person shall not camp within 600 feet of the following described lakes:

(a) Hemlock lake- T33N, R1W, sections 34 and 35, Cheboygan county.

(b) Ford lake- T32N- R1W, section 8, Otsego county.

(c) West lost lake- T32N, R1W, section 3, Otsego county.

(d) Section four lake- T32N, R1W, section 4, Otsego county.

(e) Lost lake- T32N, R1W, section 2 and 3, Otsego county.

(f) North twin lake- T32N, R1W, section 10, Otsego county.

(g) South twin lake- T32N, R1W, section 10, Otsego county.

Watercraft, use restrictions in certain locations.

(10) Only non-motorized watercraft or those using electric motors may be launched from state-owned land onto any of the following described lakes:

(a) Hemlock lake- T33N, R1W, sections 34 and 35, Cheboygan county.

(b) Ford lake- T32N- R1W, section 8, Otsego county.

(c) West lost lake- T32N, R1W, section 3, Otsego county.

(11) No motorized or non-motorized watercraft with the exception of float tubes (a small one-person watercraft or flotation device, typically based on an inflatable tube that fits around the user’s abdomen), may be launched from state-owned land onto any of the following described lakes:

(a) Section four lake- T32N, R1W, section 4, Otsego county.

(b) Lost lake- T32N, R1W, section 2 and 3, Otsego county.

(c) North twin lake- T32N, R1W, section 10, Otsego county.

(d) South twin lake- T32N, R1W, section 10, Otsego county.

Bicycling restricted to certain roads and pathways.

(12) A person shall not ride a bicycle except on the following roads and pathways:

(a) Upon a county road or upon a forest road designated and illustrated as open on the pigeon river country state forest access map.

(b) High country pathway.

(c) Shingle mill pathway.

(d) Pickerel lake pathway.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am 5, 1994, Post Apr. 1, 1994; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 8, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 20, 2007, Post Dec. 7, 2007; Am. 5, 2008, Post Apr. 11, 2008; Am. 7, 2011, Post Nov. 14, 2011; Am 9, 2013, Post Apr 15, 2013.

4.35 Certain state-owned lands, Montmorency county, camping, watercraft, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.35 (1) A person shall not camp upon the following state-owned lands, Montmorency county, except in a designated state forest campground:

(a) The W½ of the NE¼, the NW¼, the N½ of the SW¼, and the NW¼ of the SE¼ of section 3, T32N R2E.

(b) The E½ of the NE¼ and the NE¼ of the SE¼ of section 4, T32N R2E.

(c) Lot 10, section 32 and lot 6, section 29, T32N R4E, being a 0.3 acre island in long lake, Montmorency county.

(2) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle within the E½ of the SE¼ of section 32, T32N R3E, except at the transfer site.

(3) A person shall not camp or launch a watercraft on or within 200 feet of the grass lake dam in section 25, T32N R3E.

(4) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the state-owned lands known as rattlesnake hills being parts of sections 23, 24 and 26, T31N R1E.

(5) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the state-owned lands known as old baldy hill being parts of sections 27 and 34, T31N R1E.

(6) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on state-owned lands within the NE¼ of the NW¼ of section 16, T32N R2E.

(7) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the state forest road that commences in the N½ of the NW¼ of the SW¼ of the NE¼ of section 24, T32N R2E, and terminates in the N½ of section 24, T32N R2E.

(8) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon the state forest road that commences at the SE¼ of the NE¼ of the SE¼ of section 24, T32N R2E and terminates in the S½ of section 24, T32N R2E.

(9) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on the state-owned lands known as the clear lake gravel pit being that part of the SW¼ of the SE¼ of section 27, T32N R2E lying east of highway M-33 and that part of the NW¼ of the NE¼ of section 34, T32N R2E lying east of highway M-33, except for the lawful operation of motor vehicles registered under Act 300 of 1949 upon the rod and gun club road.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 10, 1993, Post Dec. 15, 1993; Am. 12, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 7, 2000, Post. Sept. 1, 2000.

4.36 Certain state-owned lands, Ogemaw county, wheeled motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.36 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route or designated forest road within:

(a) The area known as preacher's hill in the S ½ of the SE ¼ of section 28, T23N R1E.

(b) The area along rose city road in the N ½  of the NW ¼ of section 3, except for the forest road which merges onto rose city road at the eastern edge of the parcel; the N ½ of the NE ¼ of section 4, T23N R2E.

(c) The S ½ of section 27, and the SE ¼ of section 28, T23N R2E.

(d)  The SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 34, T23N R1E.

(e)  The SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 27, T24N R2E.

(f) The W ½ of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼; the NE ¼ of the SW ¼; the N ½ of the NE ¼; and along the northern boundary of section 31, T23N R1E.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 1, 2008, Post Mar. 7, 2008; Am. 13, 2008, Post Aug. 27, 2008; Am. 1, 2011, Post July 8, 2011.

4.36a  Certain state-owned lands, Osceola county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.36a (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, within the following state-owned lands, Osceola county:

(a) NE of the NW of section 13, T18N R9W.

(2) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle which is greater than 50 inches in width upon state-owned lands in the SW ¼ of section 30, T19N R08W, as identified by on-site boundary signs and markers.

History: Am. 2, 1998, Post Apr. 1, 1998; Am. 10, 2000, Post Oct. 13, 2000.

4.37 Certain state-owned lands, Oscoda county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.37 A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands within that part of section 17, T26N R4E, Oscoda county, lying south of the AuSable river.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.38 Certain state-owned lands, Otsego county, discharge of firearms, entry, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.38 (1) A person shall not discharge a firearm during the months of June, July, and August within the gravel pit lying within the NE¼ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 7, T29N R3W.

(2) A person shall not enter upon the state-owned lands in sections 28, 29, 31, 32 and 33, T29N R2W.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 8, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996.

4.39 Shingle mill pathway and high country pathway, Otsego, Cheboygan, Presque isle and Montmorency counties, horses and riding animals, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.39 A person shall not ride or allow horses or other riding animals upon the shingle mill pathway lying in Otsego and Cheboygan counties, or the high county pathway lying in Otsego, Cheboygan, Presque isle and Montmorency counties.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.40 Certain state-owned trails, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.40 (1) The Musketawa trail means the former railroad right-of-way in the city of Muskegon, Muskegon county, T10N R16W, beginning at Ottawa avenue in section 20 and ending at Vulcan street in section 33, and the former railroad right-of-way beginning approximately ¼ mile northwest of the intersection of the right-of-way with black creek road in section 34, T10N R16W, Muskegon county, and extending southerly and easterly to the junction with the active railroad right-of-way located in section 36, T8N R13W, Ottawa county and commonly known as “Penn Junction.”   A person shall not do any of the following upon the Musketawa trail:

(a) Discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(b) Operate a motorized vehicle without written permission from the state trails coordinator, except that a registered snowmobile may be operated between points a and b described as follows:

(i) Point a -- approximately ¼ mile northwest of the intersection of the trailway with black creek road in section 34, T10N R16W, Muskegon county.

(ii) Point b -- the intersection of the trailway with eighth avenue, section 25, T8N R13W, Ottawa county.

(c) Operate a snowmobile between the crockery creek trestle and the easterly end of the trail in section 36, T8N R13W, Ottawa county, unless the trail manager has determined there is adequate snow cover on the trail surface and has posted the trail open to snowmobile use.

(2) The Bay View-Oden trail means the former railroad right-of-way extending between division street in bear creek township, section 33, T35N R5W and Blumke road in Littlefield township, section 17, T35N R4W, Emmet county.  A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the bay View-Oden trail without written permission of the forest management field coordinator, except that a snowmobile may be operated on this trail between highway M-119 in bear creek township, section 27, T35N R5W and Blumke road in Littlefield township, section 17, T35N R4W, Emmet county.

(3) The Ionia-Lyons trail means the former railroad right-of-way extending between Quarry road in section 21 and riverside drive in section 23, T7N R6W, Ionia county.   A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the Ionia - Lyons trail without written permission from the state trails coordinator.

(4) The Mackinaw-Alanson trail means the former railroad right-of-way extending between Nicolet street in the village of Mackinaw city, section 18, T39N R3W, Cheboygan county and M-68 extended, in the village of Alanson, section 10, T35N R4W, Emmet county.   A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile, upon the Mackinaw-Alanson trail without written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(5) The Cheboygan to Alpena trail means the former railroad extending between just south of Lincoln avenue and east of western avenue section 6, T37N, R1W Cheboygan county and the west right-of-way side of U.S.23 highway in section 9, T31N, R8E Alpena county.   A person shall not do any of the following on the Cheboygan to Alpena trail:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile, without written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(b) Use any portion of the trail or trail structure for swimming or diving.

(6) The Polly-Ann trail means the former railroad right-of-way beginning at Indianwoods road, section 4, T4N R10E, Oakland county, then northerly to a point 850 feet southeast of lake pleasant road in section 3, T8N R11E, Lapeer county, and includes a segment which is described as a 50-foot-wide strip of land around the perimeter of a gravel pit extending from railroad station 791+89.9, section 23, to railroad station 848+69.1, section 24, T5N R10E.  For the purposes of this order, the former railroad right-of-way from railroad station 791+89.9, section 23, to railroad station 848+69.1, section 24, T5N R10E is excluded from the Polly-Ann trail.   A person shall not do any of the following upon the Polly-Ann trail:

(a) Discharge a firearm , bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(b) Operate a motorized vehicle without written permission from the state trails coordinator.

(7) The Betsie Valley trail means all of the following: segment 1 which is the former railroad right-of-way from the city of Frankfort, section 27, T26N R16W, to Mollineaux road in section 20, T26N R15W including the former railroad right-of-way spur from this right-of-way into the village of Elberta, section 27, T26N R16W; segment 2 which is the 10-foot-wide trail easement along crystal lake between Mollineaux road and the village of Beulah, as located pursuant to the trail relocation agreement with the crystal lake property owners, and segment 3 which is the former railroad right-of-way from the village of Beulah, section 26, T26N R15W, to its intersection with the department-owned former CSX railroad right-of-way in the village of Thompsonville, section 36, T25N R14W, Benzie county.

(a) Enter, use, or occupy the Crystal lake boating access site 10-066 to access the Betsie valley trail (in accordance with 19th Judicial Circuit Consent Judgment, No. 04-7095-CE and Special Trail Use and Law Enforcement Plan No. 88-3199-CH), section 22, T26N R16W, Benzie county.

(b) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the Betsie valley trail without written permission from the forest management field coordinator, except that a person may operate a snowmobile on segment 3 as defined in subsection (7) of this order.

(c) On segment 2 as defined in subsection (7) of this order, a person shall not:

(i) Operate a snowmobile.

(ii) Discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(iii) Use the trail between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

(iv) Ride or lead a horse, pack animal, other riding animal, or pet on the trail, except a leader dog.

(v) Ride a bicycle:

(A) Between sunset and sunrise.

(B) In excess of 10 miles per hour.

(C) Fail to yield to other trail users or fail to yield to pedestrians crossing the trail.

(D) In an organized group of 10 or more persons without written permission from authorized trail staff.

(E) When instructed not to do so by authorized trail staff, as required to implement Bigelow et al. v. MDOT et al.

(8) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the Alpena-Hillman trail without written permission from the forest management field coordinator, except a person may operate a snowmobile on that portion of the trail west of Bagley street beginning at the east line of section 29, T31N R08E.  The Alpena-Hillman trail means the following two segments of inactive railroad rights-of-way:

(a) That segment beginning at the junction with the D&M railroad in the city of Alpena in section 28, T31N R8E, and ending at the west line of section 16, T31N R06E, Alpena county.

(b) That segment beginning at the east line of section 13, T31N R05E, Alpena county, and ending at the west line of the SE¼ of the NE¼ of section 24, T31N R04E, Montmorency county.

(9) The North central state trail means the former railroad right-of-way extending between Nicolet street in the village of Mackinaw city, section 18, T39N, R3W, Cheboygan county, and section 28, Livingston township, T31N R03W, Otsego county.  A person shall not:

(a) Operate a wheeled, motorized vehicle upon the North central state trail without written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(b) Operate a snowmobile upon that portion of the North central state trail extending from a point beginning at the intersection of the trail corridor with M-27 in Section 24, Inverness township, T37N R2W, and ending at the point where the trail intersects Grandview beach road in section 6, Tuscarora township, T35N R02W, Cheboygan county:

(i) At a speed greater than 35 miles per hour, except with written permission from a designated representative of the department.

(ii) Between 12 midnight and 8:00 a.m., except with written permission from a designated representative of the department.

(c) Operate a snowmobile upon that portion of the Cheboygan-Gaylord trail extending from a point beginning at the intersection of the trail corridor with M-27 in section 24, Inverness township, T37N R02W, and ending at the point where the trail intersects Grandview beach road in section 6, Tuscarora township, T35N R02W, Cheboygan county, except with written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(10) The Montague-Berry junction trail means the former railroad right-of-way beginning in the city of Montague, section 21, T12N R17W, at the south terminus of the Hart-Montague trail state park, and ending in section 32, T11N R16W, Muskegon county and that spur in the city of Montague extending from section 21 to the west boundary of section 29.  A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon the Montague-Berry junction trail without written permission from the district parks and recreation supervisor, except that a snowmobile may be operated between white lake drive (north line of section 3, T11N R17W) and McMillan road (south line of section 29, T11N R16W).

(11) The Thompsonville-Viaduct road trail means the former railroad right-of-way beginning in the village of Thompsonville, section 36, T25N R14W, Benzie county, at its intersection with the department-owned former CSX railroad right-of-way, and ending at the boundary between sections 23 and 24, T24N R13W, Manistee county.  A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile, upon the Thompsonville-Viaduct road trail without written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(12) A person shall not do any of the following on the Hancock to Calumet trail while within the city limits of Hancock, Houghton county:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle in excess of 10 miles per hour.

(b) Operate a motorized vehicle, including but not limited to an ORV, snowmobile or trail groomer, 55 inches or greater in width, except with written permission of the unit manager, Baraga management unit, forest management bureau.

(c) Operate a motorized vehicle except on the paved, blacktop trail surfaces.

(13) The falling waters trail means the former railroad right-of-way beginning at Weatherwax road in section 16, Summit township, T3S R01W, thence traversing in a southwesterly direction a distance of approximately 4.4 miles, and ending at the centerline of Moscow road in section 23, spring arbor township, T3S R02W, Jackson county; and after approximately a 2.1 mile gap of state-ownership, beginning at the centerline of Teft road in section 29, spring arbor township, T3S R02W, thence traversing in a southwesterly direction a distance of approximately 3.9 miles, and ending at approximately 172 feet from the railroad bridge over the Kalamazoo river in section 26, Concord township, T3S R3W, Jackson county.  A person shall not do any of the following without written permission from a designated representative of the department upon the falling waters trail:

(a) Discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(b) Operate a motorized vehicle.

(c) Use or occupy any portion of the trail corridor from dusk to dawn.

(d) Ride or lead a horse, pack animal or other riding animal on the improved, paved portion of the trail corridor.

(e) Consume or possess alcoholic beverages.

(f) Possess a dog or other animal, unless it is under immediate control on a leash that is not more than 6 feet in length.

(14) Rogers city spur trail means the former railroad extending from section 8, T34N, R06E, Presque isle county south to where it intersects with the Alpena to hawks trail in section 8, T33N, R06E, Presque isle county.  A person shall not do the following on the Roger’s city spur trail:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile, without written permission from the forest management field coordinator.

(15) Paxton spur trail means the former railroad extending from the King settlement road west to the Herron road in section 30, T31N, R07E, Alpena county.  A person shall not do the following on the Paxton spur trail:

(a) Operate a motorized vehicle, except a snowmobile, without written permission from the forest management field coordinator

(16) Marquette west connector of the iron ore heritage trail means the former Duluth south shore and atlantic railroad grade between the US-41 and M-28 overhead bridge in the city of Marquette in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 22, T48N R25W, Marquette county, and ending in the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of section 34, T48N R26W, Marquette county.  A person shall not do the following on the Marquette west connector of the iron ore heritage trail:

(a) Operate a wheeled motorized vehicle without written permission from the department.

(b) Discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 23, 1996, Post Dec. 19, 1996; Am. 16, 1997, Post Aug. 15, 1997; Am. 22, 1997, Post Dec. 12, 1997; Am. 4, 1998, Post May 15, 1998; Am. 10, 1998, Post Sept. 11, 1998; Am. 1, 1999, Post Feb 12, 1999; Am. 9, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 19, 1999, Post Nov. 5,1999; Am. 11, 2001, Post May 12, 2001; Am. 10, 2005, Post Nov. 17, 2005; Am. 4, 2006, Post Sept. 8, 2006; Am. 1, 2007, Post Jan. 12, 2007; Am. 9, 2008, Post June 6, 2008; Am. 16, 2013, Post Oct. 1, 2013.

4.41 Certain state-owned lands, Presque isle county, camping, vehicle use, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.41 (1) A person shall not camp upon state-owned lands in the following described areas, Presque isle county, except in a designated campground:

(a) Section 27, T33N R2E.

(b) The SE¼, and the S½ of the NE¼ of section 28, T33N R2E.

(c) The E½ of section 33, T33N R2E.

(d) Section 34, T33N R2E.

(2) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands within the following described boundary of sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, and 24, T33N R2E, Presque isle county:

(a) Beginning at the northwest corner of section 14, then easterly on the north line of sections 13 and 14 for a distance of 1¾ miles to a road running in a southerly direction, southerly on the road through the eastern portion of sections 13 and 24 for 1¾ miles, westerly on the road through the southern portion of sections 24 and 23 for 1¾ miles, northerly on Shoepac lake road through the eastern portion of section 22 to the south line of section 15, westerly to Shoepac lake, westerly on the north shore of Shoepac lake to the western boundary of state-owned lands within the NE¼ of the SW¼ of section 15, northerly to the county road 624, northeasterly to Shoepac lake road, northerly to the point of beginning, excluding Shoepac lake road itself.

(3) A person shall not camp in the Besser natural area within section 24, T33N R8E, Presque isle county.

(4) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle upon that portion of Perch lake road lying in section 22 of Allis township beginning at Shoepac lake road and proceeding in a northwesterly direction for .2 of a mile, and the portion of Shoepac lake road in section 15 of Allis township beginning at the junction of county road 634 and proceeding in a southwesterly direction for .75 miles, more or less, to its intersection with the department parking area for the sink holes pathway, T33N R2E, Presque isle county.

(5) A person shall not enter upon or camp upon state owned lands within the NW¼ of the NW¼ of section 15, T33N R4E, Presque isle county, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., as posted.

(6) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle on state-owned lands within the N½ of the NW¼ of section 11, T34N R3E, without the written permission of the department.

(7) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle upon state-owned lands in the Canada creek area located west of highway M-33 in section 20, T33N R2E, as posted by the department.

(8) A person shall not enter, use or occupy the rail road grade beginning at the South line of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼, Section 5, T34N, R6E, and ending at the NE ¼ of the SW ¼, Section 23, T35N, R5E, being station 633+60, mile post 12, Presque isle county, Michigan without the written permission of the department.

 (9) A person shall not enter, use or occupy including operate a wheeled, motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the SW ¼ of Section 16, T36N R2E.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 10, 1993, Post Dec. 15, 1993; Am. 13, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 4, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005; Am. 3, 2006, Post June 22, 2006.

4.42 Tomahawk creek flooding, Presque isle and Montmorency counties, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.42 A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle on a forest road within sections 27, 28, 33, and 34, T33N R2E, Presque isle county, and sections 3 and 4, T32N R2E, Montmorency county, posted closed as shown on the tomahawk creek flooding forest road system map.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

4.43 Certain state-owned lands, Roscommon county, camping, wheeled motorized vehicles, use or occupy lands, discharge of firearms, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.43. (1) A person shall not camp during the period of May 1 through September 14 within the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 32, T22N R1W, Roscommon county.

(2) A person shall not camp, use, or occupy the twin lakes state forest campground in section 5, T21N R1W, Roscommon county.

(3) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail or designated route within that part of section 14 lying west of highway M-55, and that part of section 23 lying west of highway M-76 and north of Emery road, T22N R1W, Roscommon county.

(4) A person shall not camp, except in Reedsburg dam state forest campground, upon the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 and the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 30; section 19; and the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of section 31, T23N R4W, Roscommon county.

(5) A person shall not camp on state-owned lands within the E1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4, section 20, T22N R3W, Roscommon county.

(6) A person shall not discharge a firearm or operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 and the NE1/4 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 15, T23N R1W, Roscommon county.

(7) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of section 7, T23N R03W. The NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 8, T22N R02W, and in section 19, T22N R02W, Roscommon county.

(8) A person shall not operate a wheeled, motorized vehicle within the S1/2 of section 13; the SE1/4 of section 14; the NE1/4 of section 23; and the N1/2 of section 24, T23N R2W, known as the Russell lake parcel, Roscommon county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 13, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009; Am. 18, 2009, Post Nov. 6, 2009.

4.43a Certain state-owned lands, Schoolcraft county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.43a. A person shall not do any of the following on the described state-owned lands, Schoolcraft county:

(1) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 9, T43N R15W.

(2) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of section 8, T47N R14W.

(3) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the SE1/4 of section 22, T44N R15W.

(4) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 and the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 35, T46N R16W.

(5) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest roads located in sections 24, 25, and 36, T41N R172.

(6) Enter, use or occupy, including operate a motorized vehicle on the closed forest road located in sections 1 and 12, T41N R17W.

History: Iss. Jan. 14, 2007; Am. 12, 2009, Post Aug. 14, 2009.

4.44 Certain state-owned lands, Wexford county, motorized vehicles, horses and riding animals, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.44 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle, except for otherwise lawful operation upon a designated trail, designated route or designated area, within the following state-owned lands, Wexford county:

(a) Sections 8 and 9, T24N R9W.

(b) Sections 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27, T24N R11W.

(c) Sections 24 and 25, an area commonly known as the twin lakes area, T21N R10W.

(d) The W½ of the NW¼ of Section 2, T24N R10W.

(e) The NW¼ of the SW¼ of Section 22, T24N R11W.

(f) Section 7, the W½ of section 8, and sections 17 and 18 north of the Manistee river, T24N R10W, except for the operation of vehicles registered under the Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 Act 300, upon forest roads designated open to their use.

(2) A person shall not operate a motorized vehicle:

(a) Within the east 440 feet of the W½ of the NW¼ of section 34, T23N R9W.

(b) Upon or along the forest road which parallels the west side of the railroad right-of-way lying in sections 5, 8, and 9, T22N R9W.

(3) A person shall not ride or allow horses or other riding, driving, or pack type animals upon the Cadillac pathway lying in Wexford county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 5, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 12, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 4, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 2, 1998, Post Apr. 1, 1998; Am. 5, 1998, Post May 15, 1998; Am. 11, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 5, 2003, Post June 9, 2003.

4.45 Certain state-owned lands, Mackinac county, motorized vehicles, prohibited conduct.

Order 4.45 A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized vehicle within the following state-owned lands, T43N R8W, Mackinac county:

(1) All of sections 14 and15, and the S½ of the S½ of section 10 except upon Strickler road.

(2) All of sections 22 and 23 except upon that portion of old stage road easterly of Hog island creek in section 23, that portion of old stage road southerly of the Lakehead oil line in section 22 and any portion of Hog island road which may cross the SE¼ of the SE¼ of section 23.

(3) This section shall not apply to department personnel or their agents acting in the lawful performance of their duties.

History: Iss. Sept. 1, 2001, Am. 16, 2001.

4.46 Repealed, Am. 4, 2005, Eff. Apr. 21, 2005.

Publisher’s Note:  This section pertained to a state-wide burning band and was issued under Am. 4, 2005, Apr. 13, 2005 with immediate effect.  This section was repealed on April 21, 2005.

4.47 Certain Off-Road Vehicle Trails.

Order 4.47 (1) A person shall not operate a wheeled motorized-vehicle having more than two wheels on the following designated off-road vehicle trails:

(a)  North Missaukee motorcycle trail (formerly the northern portion of the north Missaukee trail) located in parts of Kalkaska and Missaukee counties as follows:  western segment commencing in section 3, T24N, R07W and ending in section 34, T25N, R06W and eastern segment commencing in section 2, T24N, R06W and also ending in Section 2, T24N, R06W as signed on the trail.

(b) Tin cup spring motorcycle trail (formerly known as tin cup spring trail) located in Lake county.

(c) Little Manistee motorcycle trail (formerly known as little Manistee trail) located in Lake county.

(d) Evart motorcycle trail located in Osceola county.

(e) Long lake motorcycle trail located in Wexford county.

(f) Lincoln hills motorcycle trail (formerly known as Lincoln hills trail) located in Lake county.

(g) Grand Traverse motorcycle trail located in Grand Traverse county.

(h) Hunt creek motorcycle trail (formerly known as hunt creek trail) located in Montmorency and Osceola counties.

(i) Tomahawk motorcycle trail B & C located in Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties.

(j) Brevort – trout lake motorcycle trail located in Chippewa and Mackinac counties.

(k) Kinross motorcycle rail located in Chippewa county.

(l) Foreman lake motorcycle trail located in Chippewa county.

(m) Birch hill motorcycle trail located in Chippewa county.

(n) Sandtown motorcycle trail located in Mackinac and Luce counties.

(o) Newberry – Rexton motorcycle trail located in Mackinac and Luce counties.

(p) Porterfield lake motorcycle trail located in Marquette county.

(q) Bass lake motorcycle trail located in Marquette county.

(2) This section does not apply to the following circumstances and/or vehicles:

(a) Trail segments that extend onto other trails, roads and routes that are open to other types of vehicles.

(b) Trail maintenance vehicles.

(c) Law enforcement vehicles.

(d) Emergency vehicles.

(e) Department vehicles.

(f) Other vehicles as authorized by the department.

History: Iss. Am. 7, 2008, Post May 9, 2008

 

Chapter V

State Parks and Recreation Areas

5.1 State parks and recreation areas, certain conduct prohibited.

Order 5.1  A person shall not do any of the following in any state park or recreation area:

(1) Use fireworks in any manner, without written permission from the department prohibited by section 462 of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 2011, being 28.462 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(2) Have more than 1 horse for each registered camper at any designated horsemen’s campground without first obtaining proper written permission from the department.

(3) Operate an unlicensed, wheeled motorized device capable of transporting a person on a park road or parking lot, unless otherwise permitted by posted notice.  Use of such devices shall be permitted for individuals with mobility.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 10, 1995, Post Oct. 23, 1995; Am. 16, 2007, Post Oct. 12, 2007; Am. 6, 2013, Post Feb. 11, 2013.

5.2 Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain state parks and recreation areas, prohibited conduct.

 

Order 5.2 A person shall not do any of the following:

 

(1) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described locations from April 1 through labor day, without written authorization of the park manager:

 

(a) Fort custer RA entire park.

 

(b) Holly RA day-use areas south of McGinnis road.

 

(c) Island lake RA day-use areas of the park.

 

(d) Seven lakes SP entire park.

 

(e) Maybury SP entire park.

 

(2) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described locations from April 1 through September 30, without written authorization of the park manager:

 

(a) Brighton RA bishop lake day-use area.

 

(b) Pinckney RA silver lake and halfmoon lake units.

 

(c) Sterling SP day-use areas of the park.

 

(d) Metamora-Hadley RA - day-use areas of the park.

 

(e) Ortonville RA - big fish lake day-use area.

 

(f) Proud lake RA –all state-owned lands in section 18, T2N, R8E, Oakland county.

 

(3) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described areas from April 15 through June 15:

 

(a) Muskegon SP channel and Lake Michigan campgrounds.

 

(4) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described locations from April 15 through labor day:

 

(a) P. J. Hoffmaster SP campground.

 

(b) Van Buren SP day-use and beach area.

 

(c) Muskegon SP entire park except the campgrounds that are regulated pursuant to subsection (4).

 

(d) Waterloo RA portage lake unit campground and day-use area.

 

(e) Yankee springs RA gun lake day-use area.

 

(5) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described locations from May 15 through June 10:

 

(a) Silver lake SP entire park.

 

(6) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within the following described locations from March 1 through September 30:

 

(a) Grand Mere SP entire park.

 

(b) Warren dunes SP entire park.

 

(7) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at any time within the following described locations:

 

(a) Bay city SP entire park except for registered campers in the campground.

 

(b) Dodge #4 SP entire park.

 

(c) Grand haven SP entire park, without written authorization of the park manager.

 

(d) Holland SP entire park.

 

(e) Pontiac lake RA All stateowned lands in section 18, T3N R9E, and sections 12 and 13, T3N R8E, without written authorization of the park manager.

 

(f) Yankee springs RA – Deep lake campground, mountain bike parking lot, and boating access site 8-18, T3N, R10W, section 26, Barry county.

 

(g) William G. Milliken SP and Harbor – state managed lands, without written authorization of the park manager.

 

(8) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage within McLain SP on the day in the month of September proclaimed by the official organizing body, and commonly referred to, as "K-Day" (Keweenaw Day).

 

(9) Possess open intoxicants, without written authorization of the department

 

(a) Belle isle SP

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 14, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 3, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995.; Am. 5, 1996, Post Apr. 1, 1996; Am. 15, 196, Post Aug. 2, 1996; Am. 9, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am.. 2, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 1, 2000, Post Apr. 1, 2000; Am. 13, 2007, Post July 2, 2007; Am. 19, 2009, Post Oct. 22, 2009; Am. 10, 2012, Post Aug. 2, 2012; Am. 5, 2014, Post Feb. 19, 2014.

5.3 Repealed. Am. 8, 2002, Apr. 13, 2002

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order pertained to use of bicycles at state parks and recreation areas.

5.4 Watercraft use in certain state parks, prohibited conduct.

Order 5.4 A person shall not do the following:

(1) Operate a vessel in excess of a slow, no-wake speed on any of the following described waters:

(a) Bald mountain RA - upper trout lake and lower trout lake.

(b) Brighton RA - Chilson pond.

(c) Fort Custer RA - Jackson lake; Lawler lake; Whitford lake; eagle lake.

(d) Island lake RA - trout lake.

(e) Metamora-Hadley RA - lake Minnewanna.

(f) Ionia RA - sessions lake.

(g) Holly RA - wildwood lake and valley lake.

(h) Seven lakes SP - big seven lake; Dickinson lake; little seven lake; spring lake; mud lake; and sand lake.

(i) Grand Mere SP - middle lake and south lake.

(j) Sleepy hollow SP -Lake Ovid.

(2) Operate a vessel powered by any motor, except an electric motor, on any of the following described waters:

(a) Waterloo RA - mill lake.

(3) Launch, retrieve, or assist in either of these activities of any vessel powered by any motor, except a vessel powered only by an electric motor.  

(a) South Higgins lake SP   Marl lake

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 4, 1993, Post Sept. 1, 1993; Am. 6, 2006, Post Dec. 8, 2006.

5.5 Repealed.  Am. 2, 1996, Eff. April 1, 1996.

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order pertained to visitors in certain campgrounds, prohibited conduct.

5.6  Repealed.  Am. 3, 1994, Eff. April 1, 1994.

Publishers Note: The repealed order defined a hunting, fishing, or fur harvester's license as proper written permission for entry into day use area.

5.7 Certain environmentally sensitive and piping plover nesting areas, prohibited conduct, exceptions.

Order 5.7 (1) A person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Enter, use, or occupy without proper written permission that portion of Fayette SP located in section 24, T38N R20W, Delta county.

(b) Enter, use, or occupy any of the following described state-owned lands, as posted, from April 15 through August 31 except with proper written permission:

(i) Cheboygan SP - state-owned lands in sections 22-23, and 27, T38N R1W, Cheboygan county.

(ii) Fisherman’s island SP - state-owned lands in sections 29, and 31-32, T34N R8W; section 6, T33N R8W; and sections 1, 14, 22-23, and 27, T33N R9W, Charlevoix county.

(iii) Hoffmaster SP – state-owned lands in sections 25 and 36, T9N R17W, Muskegon county; section 1, T8N R17W, Ottawa county.

(iv) Leelanau SP - state-owned lands in section 6, T32N R10W, and sections 12-14, T32N R11W, Leelanau county.

(v) Ludington SP - state-owned lands in sections 5-7, 18-19, 29-30, and 32, T19N R18W, Mason county.

(vi) Muskallonge lake SP - state-owned lands in sections 1-2, T49N R11W, Luce county.

(vii) Muskegon SP - state-owned lands in sections 17, 20-21, and 28-29, T10N R17W, Muskegon county.

(viii) Negwegon SP - state-owned lands in sections 2, and 11-12, T28N R9E, Alcona county.

(ix) P.H. Hoeft SP - state-owned lands in section 31, T36N R5E, Presque isle county.

(x) Tawas point SP - state-owned lands in section 34, T22N R8E, and section 3, T21N R8E, Iosco county.

(xi) Thompson's harbor SP - state-owned lands in sections 6-12, and 15, T34N R7E, Presque isle county.

(xii) Wilderness SP – state-owned lands in section 30, T39N R4W; sections 19-21, 23-27, 29-30, and 32, T39N R5W; sections 15-17, 19-24, and 32, T39N R6W; and sections 5, 7-8, and 18, T38N R5W; and section 13, T38N R6W, Emmet county.

(xiii) South fox island – state-owned lands in sections 16 and 21, T34N R13W, Leelanau county.

(xiv) Silver lake SP – state-owned lands in sections 13, 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36, T15N, R19W, and sections 18, 19, and 30, T15N, R18W, Oceana county.

(c) Possess a dog or allow a dog to enter into or upon state-owned lands, as posted, from April 15 through August 31 at Waugoshance point, Sturgeon bay, Leelanau SP, or Fisherman’s island SP, being all or portions of sections 23, 24, and the Temperance islands, T39N R6W; sections 19-21, 29-30, and 32, T39N R5W; section 13, T38N R6W; sections 5, 7-8, and 18, T38N R5W; and sections 33 and 34, T38N R6W; Emmet county; section 1, T33N R9W, Charlevoix county; and sections 7 and 13, T32N R11W, Leelanau county.

(d) Possess a dog or allow a dog to enter into or upon state-owned lands, as posted, at any time in the nature trail or beach areas of Tawas point SP, T22N R8E, Iosco county.

(2) This order is provided to protect environmentally sensitive areas and piping plover nesting areas from disturbance and destruction.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 8, 1994, Post May 26, 1994; Am. 2, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 5, 2000, Post Apr. 1, 2000; Am. 4, 2001, Post Mar. 8, 2001; Am. 9, 2002, Post Apr. 15, 2002; Am. 2, 2004, Post Mar. 6, 2004; Am. 4, 2010, Post June 4, 2010.

5.8 Hang gliders in Warren dunes state park, conditions for use, permit, prohibited conduct.

Order 5.8 A person shall not possess or fly a hang glider in Warren dunes SP except under the following conditions:

(1) A person desiring to hang glide must possess a valid United States hang gliding association (USHGA) proficiency rating card and a Warren dunes SP hang glider permit, except for students under the instruction and direct supervision of a USHGA certified instructor.  The established fee for the permit shall be paid.

(2) USHGA certified instructors may utilize the area for student instructions only after they have obtained a Warren dunes SP instructor permit and paid the established fee.  Instruction shall be in the designated instruction zone only.

(3) Persons hang gliding shall have in possession and produce upon demand of the park staff, personal identification, USHGA rating card, and a valid department permit.

(4) Hang gliding will be permitted only in designated zones and hang gliding proficiency will determine allowable zone.  It is unlawful to launch from a zone with a higher rating than the pilot has attained.

(5) All pilots shall wear safety helmets while flying.

(6) All accidents resulting in injury or property damages shall be reported to park staff.

(7) No motorized hang gliding will be permitted in the park.

(8) No competitive or spectator events will be allowed without prior written permission.

(9) The park manager may close the park to hang gliding for the day, or portions thereof, if in the opinion of the park manager weather conditions, conflicting public use, or other circumstances develop which may cause a serious hazard to people or property.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

5.9 Off-road vehicles, Silver lake state park ORV area, conditions for use, prohibited conduct.

Order 5.9 A person shall not do any of the following on all state lands of Silver lake SP posted as the ORV area, Oceana county:

(1) Operate an ORV from November 1 through March 31.

(2) Operate an ORV from April 1 through April 30 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

(3) Operate an ORV from May 1 through September 15 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

(4) Operate an ORV from September 16 through October 31 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

(5) Operate any motor vehicle with four or more wheels that does not contain a seat and individual seat belt for each occupant of that vehicle. Those vehicles with automotive-type seating and fewer than four wheels shall be equipped with a seat belt for each occupant. Vehicle operators shall comply with the provisions of the Michigan child passenger safety law, MCL 257.710d, and all of the following provisions:

(a) Seat belts shall be in use by all occupants while the vehicle is in operation.

(b) An approved automotive manufactured restraining device, such as a lap belt or three- or four-point harness, is an acceptable seat belt.

(c) Seat belts and restraining devices, other than factory installed, shall be secured by bolting to the vehicle floor, frame, or roll bar.

(d) Any vehicle on which the operator straddles the seat, such as a motorcycle or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), will be limited to the operator only as the sole occupant and no seat belt will be required.

(6) Operate a vehicle requiring seat belts where an occupant in the rear seat is not protected by a roll bar located immediately behind the occupant's seat as described in subsection (8) unless the rear seat occupants are wearing a safety approved for automotive use (A.N.S.I. or equal) helmet. The operator or occupant of a vehicle not required to meet seat belt specifications shall wear a safety helmet approved for automotive use (A.N.S.I. or equal) and protective eyewear.

(7) Operate a vehicle requiring seat belts without a warning flag mounted and extending over the front-most portion of the vehicle. Vehicles not requiring seat belts shall mount the warning flag on the rear of the vehicle.  Vehicle operators shall comply with all of the following requirements:

(a) The warning flag shall be mounted on a staff that is securely bolted, welded, or secured to the vehicle. The warning flag shall maintain a minimum 10-foot height at standstill and a minimum 8-foot height under motion.

(b) The warning flag shall be mounted on the top-most end of the staff. The flag shall be rectangular, international orange in color, solid material, with a minimum length on the supporting side of five inches and a minimum length on the base side of 10 inches.

(8) Operate a vehicle requiring seat belts that is not equipped with an integral steel roof, or roll bar located immediately behind the operator, or roll cage, capable of supporting the weight of the vehicle. The operator and occupants of a vehicle without a full front windshield shall wear protective eyewear.  The operator of a vehicle equipped with a roll bar shall comply with all the following requirements:

(a) The roll bar shall be welded or bolted to the floor or frame of the vehicle.

(b) The roll bar shall be braced in such a manner as to prevent collapse.

(c) The roll bar shall have clearance above, behind, and outside each seated occupant in the vehicle.

(9) Fail to submit to any of the following tests, or operate any vehicle that does not comply with all of the following:

(a) Vehicles shall be equipped with a muffler and spark arrester containing baffles, shall meet the muffler and spark arrester requirements specified in subsection (g) of section 81133 of Part 811, Off-Road Recreational Vehicles, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81133(g), and shall successfully pass a muffler and spark arrester baffle test.

(b) A maximum noise level of 94 dB(A), or the current EPA emissions limit, shall be met.  The testing provisions of current SAE J 1287, June 93 standard for ATV and motorcycle vehicles and SAE J 1169, March 93 for all other vehicles shall be followed and all vehicles shall pass a stationary sound level test.  The stationary sound level test shall be administered from a 0.5 meter (19.69 inches) distance at one-half the engine’s maximum rated RPM and as further described by current testing provisions for the particular vehicle.

(10) Operate any vehicle at any time without possessing a valid unrestricted operator's or chauffeur's license, except as follows:

 (a) A person at least 12 years of age with an ORV safety certificate issued by this State or another state or a province of Canada may operate either an ATV or motorcycle with direct visual supervision by an adult.  The direct supervision shall not be impaired by distance and must allow the adult the ability to direct the youth’s actions by verbal communications.  Electronic amplification of verbal communications shall not be used.

(b) An adult shall not allow an unlicensed youth to operate an ORV.

(c) An ORV operator licensed under a level two graduated driver’s license shall only operate under the provisions of that license. 

(11) Operate any type of vehicle and fail to present an operator's or chauffeur's license or ORV safety training certificate upon the demand of any law enforcement officer or state park personnel.

(12) Enter or use the ORV area without complying with all posted regulatory, zoning, or directional signs, or operate a vehicle except in the directional pattern established and marked within the ORV area.

(13) Enter or use the ORV Area without obtaining and displaying a valid ORV area parking lot voucher or dune ready voucher at any time when such requirement is posted.

(14) Operate any vehicle while towing a contrivance other than a disabled vehicle or trailer, or tow a vehicle or trailer on other than the designated parking lot or paved entrance road without first obtaining proper written permission from the department.  Passengers shall not occupy any trailer or disabled vehicle while it is being towed.

(15) Drive or operate any motor driven vehicle at speeds exceeding posted speed limits or perform exhibition-type driving within the parking area or entrance road/ramp to the ORV area, or the defined speed zone along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Exhibition-type driving means performing wheelies, spinning tires, cutting circles, jump starts, or other erratic or irresponsible or careless driving.

(16) Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at any time in the ORV area, ORV voucher center area, or any area extending one-quarter of a mile from the boundary of the ORV area.

(17) To leave a vehicle, trailer, or other equipment or contrivance unattended in the ORV voucher center area at any time without first obtaining written permission from the Department.

(18) Operate an ORV that is not titled.

(19) Operate a remote-controlled device within the ORV area.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 6. 1994, Post May 15, 1994; Am. 4, 1995, Post Apr. 1, 1995; Am. 4, 2000, Post Apr. 1, 2000; Am. 2, Post Apr. 13, 2002; Am. 5, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005; Am 2, 2013, Post Feb. 11, 2013.

5.10 Shooting ranges at state parks and recreation areas, designation by director; prohibited conduct at certain ranges.

Order 5.10 (1) The following are designated shooting ranges:

(a) Algonac SP shooting range, St. Clair county.

(b) Bald mountain RA shooting range, Oakland county.

(c) Ortonville RA shooting range, Lapeer county.

(d) Pontiac lake RA shooting range, Oakland county.

(e) Island lake RA shooting range, Oakland county.

(2) A designated shooting range is established at the gravel pit on Bush road near the mill lake outdoor center in the Waterloo RA, Lyndon township, Washtenaw county.  In addition to other provisions regulating the use of shooting ranges on state owned lands, a person shall not do the following on the shooting range designated in this subsection:

(a) Possess, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, or discharge any firearm except for a muzzleloading, black powder rifle or shotgun, .22 caliber rimfire rifle, or a shotgun with only skeet or trap loads.

 (b) Use the designated shooting range except for certified hunter‑safety instructors while teaching classes and school age youth using the mill lake outdoor center while under the immediate supervision of a certified hunter‑safety instructor.

(3) A designated shooting range is established in the SW 1/4 of section 36, T25N, R4W, Crawford county, at the Ralph A MacMullan conference center.  In addition to other provisions regulating the use of shooting ranges on state owned lands, a person shall not discharge a firearm at the shooting range designated in this subsection unless each of the following conditions are met:

(a) A range use permit has been issued by the manager of the Ralph A. MacMullan conference center.

(b) The person is a law enforcement officer, a student with a certified law enforcement officer training institution, or a member of a conference center group having firearms instruction as part of their agenda.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am 7, 1995, Post Sept. 1, 1995; Am. 3, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 8, 2000, Post. Sept. 1, 2000; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005.

5.11 Grand Mere state park, possession and discharge of certain firearms prohibited.

Order 5.11 A person shall not discharge a rifle or handgun within the boundary of Grand Mere SP.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 12, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 21, 1994, Eff,. Oct. 1, 1994; Am. 10, 1999, Post Sept. 10, 1999; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005; Am. 7, 2013, Post Feb. 11, 2013.

5.12 Certain state parks and recreation areas, requirements for use, certain conduct prohibited.

 

Order 5.12. The following conduct shall apply to use of Michigan state parks and recreation areas:

 

Fayette state park, certain conduct prohibited.

 

(1) A person shall not do the following at Fayette SP located in Delta county:

 

(a) Dive, swim, water ski, skin or scuba dive, or attempt to dive, swim, water ski, skin or scuba dive from any vessel operating within or moored to the docks or piling or anchored to the bottomlands of snail shell harbor, Fayette SP, Delta county, without written permission of an authorized representative of the department.

 

(b) Enter or occupy the face of the limestone cliffs in section 33, T39N R19W, and section 4, T38N R19W.

 

Palms book state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(2) A person shall not do any of the following at palms book SP:

 

(a) Swim, bathe, skin or scuba dive, fish, or boat in the big spring, Kitchitikipi, palms book SP.

 

(b) Use the department owned raft on the big spring for anything other than viewing.

 

Island lake recreation area, conduct prohibited.

 

(3) A person shall not do the following at the island lake RA:

 

(a) Operate a vessel powered by a motor on the waters of spring mill pond.

 

Sterling state park, conduct prohibited.

 

(4) A person shall not do the following at Sterling SP:

 

(a) Launch or attempt to launch a vessel equipped with an inboard or outboard motor, except an electric motor, into the waters of the south lagoon from any state-owned lands lying south of the centerline of the park entrance road.

 

Pontiac lake recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(5) A person shall not do any of the following at the Pontiac lake RA:

 

(a) Possess or fly a hang glider on any state-owned lands within the Pontiac lake RA.

 

(b) Enter into a pen area or buffer zone around a pen area established by the department from June 10 to July 15 for the temporary holding of geese. This prohibition shall not apply to a person issued a written permit by the district wildlife supervisor allowing entry into the area.

 

Ludington state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(6) A person shall not do the following at Ludington SP:

 

(a) Park a vehicle of any type between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. in the parking areas adjacent to highway M-116 from the south limit of the park to the bridge over big Sable river.

 

South Higgins lake state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(7) A person shall not do the following at south Higgins lake SP:

 

(a) Park or leave a motor vehicle in the day use area of south Higgins lake SP between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. without written permission from a representative of the department.

 

(b) Leave a trailer unattached to a vehicle in the boat launch parking lot.

 

(c) Park a vehicle without boat trailer attached, or a vehicle not being used to transport a boat, in the boat launch parking lot.

 

(d) A person shall not leave a vessel unattended, moored to access piers, in boat basin, beached along shoreline, or anchored to riparian bottomlands between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., without prior written approval from an authorized representative of the department.

 

Pinckney recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(8) A person shall not do the following at the Pinckney RA:

 

(a) Use any state-owned lands in the S ½ of the S ½ of section 23, T1S R3E, for the purpose of launching or attempting to launch onto the waters of Island lake, any watercraft equipped with an inboard or outboard motor.

 

(b) Consume or possess any alcoholic beverage within ¼ mile surrounding and including the parking lot at Pickerel lake, section 8, T1S R4E, as posted.

 

(c) Launch or attempt to launch a vessel equipped with an inboard or outboard motor, except an electric motor, onto the waters of Pickerel lake, section 8, T1S R4E.

 

Silver lake state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(9) A person shall not do any of the following within Silver lake SP without first obtaining proper written permission from the department:

 

(a) Store, leave, park or otherwise place any boat, fish shanty, vehicle, bicycle, equipment, tool, device or other property which is at any time during its presence in the park made available for rent, lease, or sale.

 

(b) Use or occupy any land or water within the park to solicit, conduct, operate, engage in, or maintain a business of any nature or use such areas as a base of commercial operations. For purposes of this order, "base of operations" means a use of lands or waters which is a principal or significant aspect of any commercial activity.

 

Porcupine mountains wilderness state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(10) A person shall not do any of the following in the Porcupine mountains wilderness SP without first obtaining proper written permission from the department:

 

(a) Feed a bear or lure any bear with food. This provision does not apply to the lawful baiting of bear as described in orders issued pursuant to part 401, wildlife conservation, of Act 451 of 1994.

 

(b) Operate a snowmobile off the designated snowmobile route.

 

Waterloo recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(11) A person shall not do the following at the Waterloo RA:

 

(a) Enter into a pen area or buffer zone around a pen area established by the department from June 10 to July 15 for the temporary holding of geese. This prohibition shall not apply to a person issued a written permit by the district wildlife supervisor allowing entry into the area.

 

Fort Custer recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(12) A person shall not do the following at the fort Custer RA:

 

(a) Excavate, dig or probe the grounds, or remove ordnance without written permission.

 

(b) Operate a snowmobile off the designated snowmobile route.

 

Grand Haven state park campground, prohibited conduct.

 

(13) A person shall not do the following at Grand Haven SP:

 

(a) Place or allow a recreational camping unit under their control to be placed front-first upon a campsite in the Grand Haven SP campground.  The tongue of a trailer or front of a self-propelled camping unit shall face the roadway.

 

(b) A person, including a person’s camping unit, shall not remain for more than 15 nights in any 20 night period from May 15 through September 15 without the written permission of the district supervisor.

 

Holland state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(14) A person shall not possess or use furniture designed or intended for indoor use within Holland SP from May 15 to July 15 unless the furniture is enclosed within a camping shelter.  Furniture that is designed or intended for indoor use and is placed outside of a camping shelter may be removed at the discretion of the park manager.

 

Sanilac petroglyphs historic state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(15) A person shall not do any of the following at the Sanilac petroglyphs historic SP:

 

(a) Enter into the fenced area containing the petroglyph rock when the entry gate is closed.

 

(b) Walk upon or otherwise come into contact with the petroglyph rock within the fenced area.

 

Ionia recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(16) A person that has been issued a campsite permit shall not possess or allow to be possessed upon the campsite more than 4 animals other than horses by all members of the camping party combined.

 

Seven lakes state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(17) A person shall not operate a snowmobile, or other motorized snow contrivance without written permission from an authorized representative of the department.

 

Port Crescent state park, prohibited conduct.

 

(18) With the exception of accessing Saginaw bay via the campground, a person shall not operate a snowmobile, or other motorized snow contrivance without written permission from an authorized representative of the department.

 

Holly recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(19) A person shall not operate a snowmobile or other motorized snow contrivance outside an area bordered by McGinnis road to the north, Wildwood road to the east and Dixie highway to the south, without written permission from an authorized representative of the department.

 

Algonac state park campground, prohibited conduct.

 

(20) A person shall not place or allow a recreational camping unit under their control to be positioned horizontal to the park’s roadways in the riverfront campground.  The tongue of a trailer or front or rear of a self-propelled camping unit shall face the park’s roadway, and all camping units must be parked on pads where they exist.

 

Bay City state recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(21) Operate a snowmobile off the designated snowmobile route.

 

Rockport state recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(22) Operate a snowmobile in sections 13, 24, 25, 26, and the north 750 feet of sections 35 and 36, T33N, R08E, except along the 100-foot wide utility line corridor that parallels the Lake Huron shoreline; section 36, T33N, R08E and section 31, T33N, R09E east of the old railroad corridor that parallels the Lake Huron shoreline; the east half of the northeast quarter of section 12, the south half of section 12, and section 13, T32N, R08E; the south 600 feet of the southwest quarter of section 6, the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 8, the northwest quarter and the south half of section 7, T32N, R09E, except a designated corridor extending from Rockport Road south through section 7; and all state land on Middle Island, sections 3, 4, 9, and 10, T32N, R09E.

 

Lime island state recreation area, prohibited conduct.

 

(23) Enter, use, occupy, moor, or dock onto, the southern half of the Lime Island coal dock, as posted, lying within T43N, R03E, Section 26 and T42N, R03E, section 35 between May 1 and September 1, except that boats may be moored on the eastern side of the entire coal dock for safety during high seas and storm events.

 

Belle Isle Park, prohibited conduct.

 

(24) A person shall not do any of the following at Belle Isle Park.

 

(a)  Enter and remain or park a vehicle of any type on the premises of the Belle Isle Park, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., without permission of the department.

 

(b) Erect a canopy larger than 9 feet by 9 feet, and have more than 2 canopies per group unless with written permission of the department.

 

(c) Erect a canopy that is not open on two sides of the structure.

 

(d) Erect a canopy unless someone of 21 years of age or older is supervising.

 

(e) Skate, bicycle or use any similar contrivances on buildings or structures not otherwise developed for this purpose. 

 

(f) Feed geese, gulls, and other bird species.

 

(g) Possess a grill of any type in and around playscapes, giant slides or next to buildings.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 1. 1994, Post Apr. 1, 1994; Am. 6. 1994, Post May 15, 1994; Am. 15, 1994, Post Sept. 1, 1994; Am. 13, 1996, Post May 1, 1996; Am. 10, 1997, Post May 9, 1997; Am. 4, 1999, Post Apr. 1, 1999; Am. 2, 2000, Post Apr. 1, 2000; Am. 9, 2000, Post. Sept. 1, 2000; Am. 5, 2001, Post Mar. 8, 2001; Am. 2, 2003, Post Apr. 12, 2003; Am. 3, 2003, Post May 10, 2003; Am. 3, 2005, Post Apr. 8, 2005; Am. 7, 2005, Post Aug. 12, 2005; Am. 9, 2007, Post June 8, 2007; Am. 10, 2007, Post July 13, 2007; Am. 15, 2007, Post Sept. 14, 2007: Am. 14, 2008, Post Dec. 5, 2008; Am. 4, 2009, Post July 10, 2009; Am. 4, 2009, Post July 10, 2009; Am. 4, 2012, Post Jul 13, 2012; Am. 3, 4, and 5, 2013, Post Feb. 11, 2013; Am. 5, 2014, Post Feb. 19, 2014.

5.13  Repealed.  Am. 17, 1996, Eff. Sept. 1, 1996

Publishers Note: The repealed order prohibited entry to portions of white pine trail state park; Osceola, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Kent Counties..

5.14  Repealed.  Am. 10, 1997, Eff. April 1, 1997.

Publishers Note: The repealed order prohibited entry upon the Van buren SP rail trail in Van Buren  county.

5.15 Certain state-owned lands, Leelanau county, possession and discharge of firearms prohibited.

Order 5.15 A person shall not do the following upon the described state-owned lands, Leelanau County:

(1) Discharge a firearm of any type on that portion of South Fox Island being south of a line beginning at the west shore of the island and running east along the east-west quarter line of section 16, T34N R13W, and continuing east along the east-west quarter line of section 15, T34N R13W to the point at which the line intersects the shoreline on the east side of the island.

History: Iss. Sept. 21, 2001; Am. 19. 2001, Post Sept. 21, 2001; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005; Am. 7, 2013, Post Feb. 11, 2013.

5.16 Repealed.  Am. 1, 2014, Eff. February 19, 2014.

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order, motor vehicle permits, was replaced with the Recreation Passport under MCL324.74120.

5.16a Entry, use and occupancy of certain state parks, recreation areas and scenic sites, prohibited conduct.

Order 5.16a (1) A person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Enter any of the following state-owned lands with a motor vehicle unless a valid Michigan recreation passport has been purchased and affixed to the vehicle:

(1) Agate falls scenic site, Ontonagon county.                                                              

(2) Algonac SP, St. Clair county.

(3) Aloha SP, Cheboygan county.

(4) Bald mountain RA, Oakland county.

(5) Baraga SP, except off-road recreation vehicles regulated under Part 811 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81101 to 324.81150, Baraga county.

(6) Bass river RA, recreation area lands located in sections 1 and 12, T7N, R15W, in Robinson township; and in sections 7 and 8, T7N, R14W in Allendale township north and west of bass river and SW of grand river, Ottawa county.

(7) Bay city RA, Bay county.

(8) Belle Isle SP, Wayne county.

(9) Bewabic SP, Iron county.

(10) Bond falls scenic site, Ontonagon county.

(11) Brighton RA, Livingston county.

(12) Brimley SP, Chippewa county.

(13) Burt lake SP, Cheboygan county.

(14) Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, Lenawee county.

(15) Cheboygan SP, Cheboygan county.

(16) Clear lake SP, except off-road recreation vehicles regulated under Part 811 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81101 to 324.81150, Montmorency county.

(17) Coldwater lake SP, Branch county.

(18) Craig lake SP, all state park designated lands located in sections 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 28, 27, 26, 25, 21, 22, 23 and 24, T49N, R31W, Baraga county.

(19) Dodge #4 SP, Oakland county.

(20) Duck lake SP, Muskegon county.

(21) Fayette SP, Delta county.

(22) Fort Custer RA, Kalamazoo county.

(23) Fort Wilkins SP, Keweenaw county.

(24) Fisherman’s island SP, Charlevoix county.

(25) Grand haven SP, Ottawa county.

(26) Grand Mere SP, Berrien county.

(27) Harrisville SP, Alcona county.

(28) Hartwick pines SP, Crawford county.

(29) Hayes SP, Jackson, Lenawee, and Washtenaw counties.

(30) Highland RA, Oakland county.

(31) Hoeft SP, Presque isle county

(32) Hoffmaster SP, Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

(33) Holland SP, Ottawa county.

(34) Holly RA, all recreation area land in sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 32, and 33 T5N, R8E north and east of highway M-54 (Dixie highway), west of Wildwood road and south of grange hall road.  Recreation area land in sections 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 (remote control aircraft flying field only) and 26 (north of grange hall road only), T5N, R7E west of I-75, Oakland county.

(35) Indian lake SP, Schoolcraft county.

(36) Interlochen SP, Grand Traverse county.

(37) Ionia RA, Ionia county.

(38) Island lake RA, Oakland and Livingston counties.

(39) Keith J. Charters Traverse City SP, Grand Traverse county.

(40) Lake Gogebic SP, Gogebic county.

(41) Lake Hudson RA, Lenawee county.

(42) Lakeport SP, St. Clair county.

(43) Laughing whitefish falls scenic site, Alger county.

(44) Leelanau SP, Leelanau county.

(45) Lime Island RA, Chippewa county.

(46) Ludington SP, Mason county.

(47) Maybury SP, Wayne county.

(48) McLain SP, Houghton county.

(49) Mears SP, Oceana county.

(50) Menominee river RA, Menominee county

(51) Metamora-Hadley RA, Lapeer county.

(52) Mitchell SP, Wexford county.

(53) Muskallonge lake SP, except off-road recreation vehicles regulated under part 811 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81101 to 324.81150, Luce county.

(54) Muskegon SP, Muskegon county.

(55) Newaygo SP, Newaygo county.

(56) Negwegon SP, Alcona and Alpena counties.

(57) North Higgins lake SP, Crawford county.

(58) Onaway SP, Presque isle county.

(59) Orchard beach SP, Manistee county.

(60) Ortonville RA, Oakland and Lapeer counties.

(61) Otsego lake SP, Otsego county.

(62) Palms book SP, Schoolcraft county.

(63) Petoskey SP, Emmet county.

(64) Pinckney RA, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

(65) Pontiac lake RA, Oakland county.

(66) Porcupine mountains wilderness SP, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.

(67) Port crescent SP, Huron county.

(68) Proud lake RA, Oakland county.

(69) Rifle river RA, Ogemaw county.

(70) Rockport RA, Presque isle and Alpena counties.

(71)  Saugatuck SP, Allegan county.

(72)  Seven lakes SP, Oakland county.

(73)  Silver lake SP, Oceana county.

(74) Sleeper SP, Huron county.

(75) Sleepy Hollow SP, Clinton county.

(76) South Higgins lake SP, Roscommon county.

(77) Sterling SP, Monroe county.

(78) Straits SP, Mackinac county.

(79) Tahquamenon falls SP, Luce and Chippewa counties.

(80) Tawas point SP, Iosco county.

(81) Thompson’s harbor SP, Presque isle county.

(82) Tippy dam RA, Manistee county.

(83) Twin lakes SP, except vehicles regulated under part 811 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.81101 to 324.81150, Houghton county.

(84) Van Buren SP, Van Buren county.

(85) Van riper SP, Marquette county.

(86) Wagner falls scenic site, Alger county.

(87) Warren dunes SP, Berrien county.

(88) Warren woods SP, Berrien county.

(89) Waterloo RA, lands in Jackson and Washtenaw counties, with the exception of section 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, T1S, R2E, Jackson county.

(90) Wells SP, Menominee county.

(91) Wetzel RA, Macomb county .

(92) Wilderness SP, Emmet county.

(93) Wilson SP, Clare county.

(94) Yankee springs RA, Barry county.

(95) Young SP, Charlevoix county.

History: Am. 1, 2010, Post April 1, 2010; Am. 6, 2011, Post Jun. 23, 2011; Am. 5, 2011, Post Jul. 8, 2011; Am. 5, 2012, Post Jul 13, 2012; Am. 3, 2014, Post Jan. 16, 2014; Am. 2, 2014, Post Feb. 19, 2014.

5.17 Off road vehicles in state parks; conditions for use, permit, prohibited conduct.

Order 5.17.  A person shall not operate an off road vehicle in the following state parks except for:

(1) Entrance to and departure from a designated area in:

(a) Baraga SP, Baraga county.

(b) Clear lake SP, Montmorency county.

(c) Muskallonge lake SP, Luce county.

(d) Twin lakes SP, Houghton county.

History: Am. 5, 2009, Post May 8, 2009; Am. 16, 2009, Post Oct. 9, 2009.

Chapter VI

Land and Water Management

6.1 Fox river, Alger, Schoolcraft and Luce counties, prohibited conduct.

Order 6.1 (1) A person shall not launch or retrieve a motorized raft, motorized canoe, motorboat, or any type of motorized watercraft, with a motor of greater than 5 horsepower, from state-owned lands on the fox river east branch system from the mouth of cold creek downstream to highway M-28, being all portions of the east branch of the fox river lying within T46N R13W and T46N R12W, Schoolcraft and Luce counties.

(2) A person shall not launch or retrieve a raft, canoe, kayak, rowboat, motorboat, or any type of watercraft from state-owned lands on the Fox river east branch system upstream from the mouth of Cold creek, being all portions of the east branch of the fox river system lying within T46N R13W and T47N R13W, Schoolcraft county.

(3) A person shall not launch or retrieve a motorized raft, motorized canoe, motorboat, or any type of motorized watercraft from state-owned lands on the fox river mainstream, including tributaries, being all portions of the fox river mainstream lying within T45N R13W, T46N R13W, T46N R14W, T47N R14W, T47N R15W, T48N R14W, and T48N R15W, Schoolcraft and Alger counties.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

Chapter VII

Fisheries Division Facilities

7.1 Charlevoix Great Lakes station, Charlevoix county, camping prohibited.

Order 7.1 A person shall not camp upon state-owned lands of the Charlevoix Great Lakes station, Charlevoix county.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993.

7.1a Lake Mary dam, Dickinson county, entry prohibited, exception.

Sec. 7.1a A person shall not enter upon state-owned lands surrounding and including the lake Mary dam, Hamilton lakes chain, Waucedah township, Dickinson county, lying within the NW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 30, T39N R28W, as posted, except with written permission of the district fisheries biologist.

History: Iss. Oct. 14, 1994.

7.1b Fortune pond, Iron county; prohibited conduct.

Order 7.1b A person shall not do any of the following at Fortune Pond, section 26, T43N R33W, Iron county:

(1) Launch a motorized vessel from state-owned lands onto the waters of Fortune pond, except that electric motors may be used.

(2) Enter, use or occupy the site between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. local time without proper written permission.

History: Iss. Oct. 5, 1994; Am. 8, 1997, Post May 9, 1997.

7.2 Repealed.  Am. 9, 1993, Eff. April 1, 1994.

Publishers Note: The repealed order prohibited entry to Belmont ponds, Kent county.

7.3 Little Manistee Weir lower parking lot, Manistee county, prohibited conduct.

Order 7.3 A person shall not park or leave parked a motor vehicle or trailer on the premises of the little Manistee weir lower parking lot, section 25, T21N R16W, Manistee county, during the hours of 12:00 midnight to 4:00 a.m.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

7.4 Blue lakes ranch, Montmorency county, vehicle and vessel use, prohibited conduct, exceptions.

Order 7.4 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) a person shall not use or operate a wheeled motorized vehicle or motorized vessel of any type on state-owned lands of the area commonly known as blue lakes ranch, Montmorency county, being all or portions of the following:

(a) The NW¼ of the NW¼, the SW¼ of the NW¼, and the NW¼ of the SW¼ of section 5; the NE¼, the N½ of the SE¼, and the SW¼ of the SE¼ of section 6; the NW¼ of the NE¼, the S½ of the NE¼, and the SE¼ of section 7; the SW¼ of the NW¼ and the W½ of the SW¼ of section 8; the W½ of the NW¼ and the W½ of the SW¼ of section 17; entire section 18; entire section 19; all that part lying north and west of the black river except the N½ of the NE¼ and the NE¼ of the NW¼ of section 20; and all that part lying north of hardwood creek and west of black river, section 30, T32N R1E.

(2) A person may use a motor vehicle registered under the Michigan Vehicle Code, Act No. 300, Public Acts of 1949, as amended, upon the parking lot and access road posted open to registered vehicle use in section 20.

(3) This order shall not apply to department employees and their designees using a wheeled motorized vehicle or a motorized vessel to perform official duties, or to vehicles being used for fire, emergency or law enforcement purposes.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993

7.5 Grand lake pike marsh, Presque isle county, entry prohibited at certain times, exception.

Order 7.5 (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person shall not use or operate a motorized vehicle during the months of March, April and May on the access road, section 22, T34N R7E, Presque isle county, leading from highway US-23 to the grand lake pike marsh.

(2) This order shall not apply to department employees performing their official duties.

History: Am. 16, Iss. Sept. 1, 1996

7.5a Sanford lake rearing marsh, Midland county, motorized vehicle use prohibited; exception.

Order 7.5a (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person shall not use or operate a motorized vehicle beyond the gate, section 27, T16N R1W, Midland county, on the access road which leads from West River road to the Sanford lake fish rearing marsh.

(2) This order shall not apply to employees of the state while performing their official duties.

History: Am. 16, 1996, Post Sept. 1, 1996; Am. 6a, 1998, Post  June 12, 1998.

7.6 Fisheries division facilities, prohibited conduct.

Order 7.6 A person shall not do any of the following acts on or within a fisheries division facility when the fisheries division facility is posted against such conduct:

(1) Use or operate a motorized vehicle.

(2) Discharge a firearm or a bow and arrow, or possess a firearm, subject to section 504, subsection (3), of Part 5, as amended, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.504, unless unloaded in both the barrel and magazine and securely enclosed in a case, or possess a bow unless securely enclosed in a case.

(3) Fish or attempt to take fish.

(4) Trespass.

History: Iss. Sept. 17, 1993; Am. 2, 2005, Post Mar. 11, 2005

CHAPTER VIII

Department Administered Lands and Facilities

8.1 Repealed. Am. 8, 2002, Apr. 13, 2002

Publisher’s Note:  The repealed order pertained to the power loading of vessels at state access sites.

8.2 State-owned lands, prohibited conduct, exceptions.

Order 8.2 A person shall not do any of the following upon state-owned lands administered by the department when the land is posted against such conduct except with written permission or when such conduct is performed as an official duty by a federal or state employee or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force:

(1) Possess ash wood (Fraxinus spp.) upon any state lands unless that ash wood is without bark attached.

(2) Possess regulated deciduous cut firewood on state lands outside of a regulated area.

(3) A regulated area means those areas as defined by the emerald ash borer interior quarantine, published by Michigan Department of Agriculture under the authority of insect pests and plant diseases, 1945 PA 72.

History: Iss. Am. 1, 2005, Post May 6, 2005

8.3 Repealed, Am. 19, 2007, Eff. Oct. 1, 2007.

Publisher’s Note: This repealed section pertained to the immediate closure of state owned shooting ranges, campgrounds, state parks or recreation areas, state-operated, develop marina facilities and boating access sites due to a Statewide Government Shutdown.

8.4 Recreational gold panning and sluicing on state owned lands (state-owned mineral and surface lands); prohibited conduct.

Order 8.4 (1) Recreational gold panning and sluicing activities are allowed adjacent to and within rivers and streams on state-owned mineral and surface lands except for the following:

(a) Excavating, digging, or otherwise disturbing banks of a stream or river.

(b) Gold panning or sluicing in any stream or river segment if stream mussel beds are known to occur or are encountered while panning or sluicing.

(c) Gold panning or sluicing in designated trout streams, natural rivers, or natural areas.

(d) Use of a hand-operated sluice box larger than 52 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep, or any type of power sluice box or dredge.

(e) Removing gold in excess of one-half (1/2) troy ounce, or 15.55 grams, per year, per person, from state-owned mineral and surface lands and streams and rivers

History: Iss. Am. 2, 2009, Post Apr. 3, 2009

8.5 State-owned caves and abandoned mines, prohibited conduct, exceptions.

Order 8.5 A person shall not do any of the following within a state-owned or department-administered cave or abandoned mine except with written permission or when such conduct is performed as an official duty by a federal or state employee or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force:

(1) Enter any cave or abandoned mine, regardless of distance or depth, located on state-owned or department-administered lands.

History:  Iss Am. 6, 2014, Post Apr 14, 2014;