Ionia State Recreation Area - Phase 2

Ionia State Recreation AreaThe following steps have been taken to develop a general management plan for Ionia State Recreation Area:

  • The phase 1 general management plan for Ionia State Recreation Area was approved in January 2006. The plan identifies the purpose and significance of the park and designated management zones, which reflects the land preservation goals and recreation programming for different areas within the park.
  • The DNR has recently drafted a draft phase 2 general management plan, which builds upon the previous planning effort in phase 1. The plan includes long-range action goals for the park as a whole and for each of the management zones defined in phase 1. Action goals have been developed that address natural resources, historic/cultural resources, recreation opportunities, educational/interpretation opportunities, management focus and future development.