Sites where Recreation Passport is required for entry

State Parks (SP) and Recreation Areas (RA)
Algonac SP Hartwick Pines SP Muskallonge Lake SP South Higgins Lake SP
Aloha SP Hayes SP Muskegon SP Sterling SP
Bald Mountain RA Highland RA Negwegon SP Straits SP
Baraga SP Hoeft SP Newaygo SP Sturgeon Point SP
Bass River RA Hoffmaster SP North Higgins Lake SP Tahquamenon Falls SP
Bay City RA Holland SP Onaway SP Tawas Point SP
Belle Isle Holly RA Orchard Beach SP Thompson's Harbor SP
Bewabic SP Indian Lake SP Ortonville RA Tippy Dam RA
Brighton RA Interlochen SP Otsego Lake SP Traverse City SP
Brimley SP Ionia RA Palms Book SP Twin Lakes SP
Burt Lake SP Island Lake RA Petoskey SP Van Buren SP
Cheboygan SP Lake Gogebic SP Pinckney RA Van Riper SP
Clear Lake SP Lake Hudson RA Pontiac Lake RA Warren Dunes SP
Coldwater Lake SP Lakeport SP Porcupine Mountains SP Warren Woods SP
Craig Lake SP Laughing Whitefish Falls SP Port Crescent SP Waterloo RA
Dodge 4 SP Leelanau SP Proud Lake RA Wells SP
Duck Lake SP Ludington SP Rifle River RA Wetzel RA
Fayette SP Maybury SP Rockport SP Wilderness SP
Fisherman's Island SP McLain SP Sanilac Petroglyphs SP Wilson SP
Fort Custer RA Mears SP Saugatuck Dunes SP Yankee Springs RA
Fort Wilkins SP Menominee River RA Seven Lakes SP Young SP
Grand Haven SP Meridian-Baseline SP Sleeper SP  
Grand Mere SP Metamora-Hadley RA Sleepy Hollow SP  
Harrisville SP Mitchell SP Silver Lake SP  


State Forest Campgrounds (SFCG)
4 Mile trail camp Goose Creek trail camp Natalie SFCG
Ambrose lake SFCG Goose lake SFCG North Gemini lake SFCG
Anderson lake SFCG Grass lake SFCG Ocqueoc falls SFCG
Andrus lake SFCG Graves crossing SFCG Old US-131 SFCG
Arbutus lake SFCG Guernsey lake SFCG Ossineke SFCG
AuSable river SFCG & canoe camp Haakwood SFCG Parmalee bridge SFCG & canoe camp
Avery lake SFCG Headquarters lake SFCG Perch lake SFCG
Bass lake SFCG Healy lake SFCG Pickerel lake SFCG
Bass lake SFCG High bridge SFCG Pickerel lake SFCG
Baxter bridge SFCG Hog Island point SFCG Pigeon bridge SFCG
Beaufort lake SFCG Holland lake SFCG Pigeon river SFCG
Big bear lake SFCG Hopkins creek equestrian SFCG & trail camp Pike lake SFCG
Big bear pointe SFCG Hopkins creek SFCG Pike lake SFCG
Big Eric’s bridge SFCG Horseshoe lake SFCG Pine grove SFCG
Big knob SFCG Houghton lake SFCG Pinney bridge SFCG
Big lake SFCG House lake SFCG Platte river SFCG
Big oaks SFCG Jackson lake SFCG Portage bay SFCG
Black creek SFCG Johnson’s crossing trail camp Pretty lake SFCG
Black lake SFCG Jones lake SFCG Rainbow bend SFCG & canoe camp
Black lake trail camp Keystone landing SFCG Rapid river trail camp
Black river SFCG King lake SFCG Reed & Green bridge SFCG
Blind sucker no 1 SFCG Kingston lake SFCG Reedsburg dam SFCG
Blind sucker no 2 SFCG Lake Ann SFCG Ross lake SFCG
Bodi lake SFCG Lake Dubonnet SFCG Round lake SFCG
Bray creek SFCG Lake Dubonnet trail camp Scheck’s place SFCG
Burton’s landing SFCG Lake Ellen SFCG Scheck’s place trail camp
Canoe harbor SFCG & canoe camp Lake Margrethe SFCG Shelldrake dam SFCG
Canoe lake SFCG Lake Marjory SFCG Shoepac lake SFCG
Carney lake SFCG Lake Superior SFCG Shupac lake SFCG
Carrieville SFCG Leverentz lake SFCG Silver creek SFCG
CCC bridge SFCG Lincoln bridge SFCG South Gemini lake SFCG
Cedar river north SFCG Little Brevort lake north SFCG South Manistique lake SFCG
Culhane lake SFCG Little Brevort lake south SFCG Spring lake SFCG
Cusino lake SFCG Little lake SFCG Squaw lake SFCG
Deer lake SFCG Little Presque isle cabins Stoney Creek trail camp
Detour SFCG Little Wolf lake SFCG Sunrise lake SFCG
East branch of Fox River SFCG Long lake SFCG Thunder bay river SFCG
Elk hill equestrian SFCG & trail camp Long lake SFCG Tomahawk creek flooding SFCG
Emily lake SFCG Manistee river bridge SFCG Tomahawk lake SFCG
Escanaba river SFCG Maple bay SFCG Town corner SFCG
Ess lake SFCG McCollum lake SFCG Trout lake SFCG
Forest lake SFCG Mead Creek SFCG Twin Lakes SFCG
Forks SFCG Merwin Creek SFCG Upper Manistee river SFCG & canoe camp
Fox river SFCG Milakokia lake SFCG Van Etten lake SFCG
Garey lake trail camp Mio pond SFCG & group camp Veterans memorial SFCG
Garnet lake SFCG Mouth of Two Hearted river SFCG Walsh road equestrian SFCG & trail camp
Gene’s pond SFCG Mud lake SFCG Weber lake SFCG
Glidden lake SFCG Munuscong river SFCG West Branch SFCG
Goose creek SFCG Muskrat lake SFCG White Pine canoe camp


State Forest Pathways
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:
Algonquin Indian lake Pine bowl
Anderson lake Inspiration point Pine forest
Besser bell Jordan valley Pine haven
Betsie river Lake Ann Pine valley
Big bear lake Lake Mary plains Platte springs
Big knob/crow lake Little Presque isle/Harlow lake Red pine natural area
Black mountain Lost lake Sand lakes quiet area
Blind sucker Lost tamarack Sheep ranch
Blueberry ridge Lost twin lakes Shingle mill
Bodi lake Marsh lake Silver creek
Buttles road Mason tract Sinkhole
Cadillac Merriman east Spring brook
Canada lake Muncie lake Switchback ridge
Cedar river Ninga Aki Thunder valley equestrian trail
Chippewa hills Norway ridge Tisdal triangle
Clear lake/Jackson lake Ocqueoc falls bicentennial Trout lake
Days river Ogemaw hills Tyoga
Days river nature trail Osceola Vasa trail
Fox river Ossineke Wah Wah Tas See
Gemini lake Peters creek Warner creek
Gene's pond Pickerel lake West branch
Green pine lake Pine baron Wildwood hills


State Scenic Sites
Agate Falls
Bond Falls  
Wagner Falls


State Boating Access Sites (BAS) or Boat Launches (please note that all boat launches within Michigan State Park boundaries also require a Recreation Passport)
BAS Name Waterbody County
Au Gres River mouth BAS Au Gres River Arenac
Au Sable river mouth BAS Au Sable River Iosco
Austin Lake BAS Austin Lake Kalamazoo
Belleville Lake BAS Belleville Lake Wayne
Belleville Lake West BAS Belleville Lake Wayne
Benton Harbor BAS Saint Joseph River Berrien
Big Lake BAS Big Lake Oakland
Bolles Harbor BAS Monroe Monroe
Cedar River BAS Cedar River Menominee
Cheboygan Lock BAS Cheboygan River Cheboygan
Clinton River Cutoff BAS   (Harrison Township) Lake Saint Clair  Macomb
Crystal Lake BAS Crystal Lake Montcalm
Deckers Landing BAS Lake Saint Clair  Saint Clair
Devil's Lake BAS Devils Lake Lenawee
Diamond Lake BAS Diamond Lake Cass
Dixon Lake BAS Dixon Lake Otsego
Duck Lake BAS Duck Lake Calhoun
Dutchman's Bay BAS Lake Charlevoix Charlevoix
East Tawas BAS Lake Huron Iosco
Eastport BAS Torch Lake Antrim
Farihaven BAS Lake Saint Clair  Saint Clair
Fisherman's Paradise BAS Lake Bellaire Antrim
Fletcher Pond BAS Fletcher Pond Alpena
Goguac Lake BAS Goguac Lake Calhoun
Green Lake BAS Green Lake Allegan
Halfway Creek BAS Lake Erie Monroe
Hammond Bay BAS Lake Huron Presque Isle
Harley Ensign Memorial BAS Lake Saint Clair Macomb
Harrisville BAS Lake Huron Alcona
Higgins Lake BAS Higgins Lake Newaygo
High Rollway- Thornapple BAS Muskegon River Newaygo
Houghton Lake BAS Houghton Lake Roscommon
Houghton Lake East BAS Houghton Lake Roscommon
Houghton Lake West BAS Houghton Lake Roscommon
Ironton BAS Lake Charlevoix Charlevoix
Jewel Road BAS Mullett Lake Cheboygan
Lake Chemung BAS Lake Chemung Livingston
Lake Fenton BAS Lake Fenton Genesee
Lake Macatawa BAS Lake Macatawa Ottawa
Lake Margrethe BAS Lake Margrethe Crawford
Lake Orion BAS Lake Orion Oakland
Lake Ponemah BAS Lake Ponemah Genesee
Lakeville Lake BAS Lakeville Lake Oakland
Lexington BAS Lake Huron Sanilac
Lobdell Lake BAS Lobdell Lake Genesee
Long Lake BAS Long Lake Oakland
Loon Lake BAS Loon Lake Oakland
M-33 Roadside Park BAS Au Sable River Oscoda
Maceday BAS Maceday Lake Oakland
Marine City BAS Saint Clair River Saint Clair
Mullett Lake Village BAS Mullett Lake Cheboygan
Narrow Lake BAS Narrow Lake Eaton
North Channel BAS Lake Saint Clair Saint Clair
Oakland Lake BAS Oakland Lake Oakland
Orchard Lake BAS Orchard Lake Oakland
Pigeon Lake BAS Pigeon Lake Ottawa
Port Austin BAS Lake Huron Huron
Port Sanilac BAS Lake Huron Sanilac
Portage Lake BAS Portage Lake Washtenaw
Presque Isle BAS Lake Huron Presque Isle
Quanicassee River BAS Quanicassee River Tuscola
Saginaw River mouth BAS Saginaw River Bay
Sand Lake BAS Sand Lake Lenawee
Selfridge BAS Lake Saint Clair Macomb
Straits State Dock BAS Lake Huron Cheboygan
Tackles Drive BAS Pontiac Lake Oakland
The Forks BAS Cheboygan River Cheboygan
Tipsico Lake BAS Tipsico Lake Oakland
Torch River BAS Torch River Kalkaska
Torch River Bridge BAS Torch River Antrim
Union Lake BAS Union Lake Oakland
White Lake BAS White Lake Oakland
Whitmore Lake BAS Whitmore Lake Livingston
Wixom Lake BAS Wixom Lake Gladwin
Wolverine Lake BAS Wolverine Lake Oakland
Woodland Lake BAS Woodland Lake Livingston


Sites that do NOT require Recreation Passport for entry

State properties
F. Meijer White Pine Trail SP
Kal-Haven Trail SP
Mill Creek SP
Lakelands Trail SP
Van Buren Trail SP
Hart-Montague Trail SP
Mackinac Island SP
Michilimackinac SP including Colonial Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
W. G. Milliken SP and Harbor
State Forest Lands
State Game Areas


Any boating access site outside a state park boundary or not identified as a permit (fee) site.
There are over 600 sites, to locate go to


The Recreation Passport offered by the Michigan Secretary of State on vehicle tabs/registration allows you entry into the State Parks, Recreation Areas, State Scenic Sites and State Boating Access Sites (BAS) or Boat Launches. It DOES NOT include the Metroparks ( or County Parks listed below.

Non-state parks
Park Name Administration Park Name Administration
Delhi Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Oakwoods Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark
Dexter-Huron Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Stony Creek Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark
Hudson Mills Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Willow Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark
Huron Meadows Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Wolcott Mill Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark
Indian Springs Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Keweenaw National Historic Park
Kensington Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Pictured Rocks  National Lakeshore
Lake Erie Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Lower Huron Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Father Marquette National Memorial
Metro Beach Metropark Huron-Clinton Metropark Isle Royale National Park

County, Township, or Municipal Parks
Community public boat launches

Call 517-284-7275