Business opportunities in state parks and harbors

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  • We partner with small businesses to help expand visitor services and experiences throughout the state parks and recreation system. These concessionaires provide goods and/or services and have the ability to enter into a contract for up to seven years. You'll find concessions, restaurants, gift shops, rental outfitters, water park operators, guide services and many other "outdoorpreneur" partners.

    We also work with small businesses to provide RV rentals and guide services to visitors, and we welcome new ideas outside what's always been done. 

    Interested in future opportunities or want to share an idea? Contact Lori Green at GreenL9@Michigan.gov or call 989-889-9178.

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Business opportunities in Michigan state parks and harbors

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Location Submission deadline Bid packet & other info
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area: mobile food No bids received, open for proposals.

Pontiac Lake mobile food - invitation to bid

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Sleepy Hollow State Park: food truck and vending machine No bids received, open for proposals.

Sleepy Hollow food truck and vending - invitation to bid

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South Higgins Lake State Park: store concession Jan. 25, 2022 at 2 p.m.

South Higgins store concession - invitation to bid

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Tawas Point State Park: mobile food concession No bids received, open for proposals.

Tawas Point mobile food concession - invitation to bid

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Van Riper State Park: beach concession No bids received, open for proposals.

Van Riper beach concession - invitation to bid

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Wilson State Park: water park and/or mobile food No bids received, open for proposals.

Wilson water park and mobile food - invitation to bid

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