• Free Fishing Weekend returns in June!

    Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premier outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!

    The 2020 Free Fishing Weekend for summer: June 13 & 14. 

    All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

    Many locations around the state hold fun events during the weekend. Check back each year for events happening locally!

    Want to know when future Free Fishing Weekends will be? The winter weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday of President's Day weekend and the summer weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday following the first full week of June.

    Three Free Weekend this summer

    During the summer Free Fishing Weekend (June 13 & 14), not only can you fish for free and enter state parks for free, but that weekend is also Free ORV weekend!

Event Registration

  • Registration is CLOSED for 2020 Winter Free Fishing Weekend events.

    Please come back in March to register your June 13-14, 2020 Summer Free Fishing Weekend event!

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