Department of Natural Resources
If you're looking for new outdoor adventures, want to try gear before investing in it (or try your hand at something new) or just want to make packing a little lighter, we've got you covered! The Michigan DNR and many of its business partners offer equipment rentals and access to unique outdoor experiences in many Michigan state parks and recreation areas, trails and waterways.
For more information on becoming a business partner in Michigan state parks, trails and waterways, contact Lori Ruff, concession manager, at RuffL@Michigan.gov or 989-275-5151 x2722006. You can also visit Michigan.gov/StateParkConcessions for current concession opportunities.
Take a peaceful trail ride and enjoy Michigan's outdoors by saddle. A handful of privately owned riding stables and guiding services are located in southeastern Michigan state parks.
Nearly all state park and recreation area locations offer overnight lodging options, such as cabins, lodges, safari-style tents, pop-up campers, cottages, tepees and yurts.
Track chairs help visitors explore areas of the park where traditional wheelchairs might not. These off-road, electronic chairs can easily handle trails, snow, sand and up to 8 inches of water. They are free to rent.
A handful of state parks offer bike rentals to help visitors explore the park, trails and the local community.
You can easily rent premium outdoor gear and apparel, and get it delivered right to your door. Ten percent of your rental supports Michigan state parks if you use this link.
There are many small businesses that offer RV rentals and guiding services in state parks, trails and waterways. You’re next trip just got easier!
A handful of state parks play host to fun-filled water parks. The courses include a series of connected inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers suitable for both kids and adults.
Exploring Michigan’s waterways by paddle is easy. Many state parks have rental equipment available.