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State parks, trails & waterways

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State parks, trails & waterways

The DNR manages the state's park and recreation system that includes 103 state parks, more than 13,400 miles of state-designated trails and pathways, 1,300-plus boat launches and 82 state harbors (19 state-managed harbors and 63 local state-sponsored harbors of refuge).

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State parks

Learn about the development of park management plans and our many green initiatives.

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Learn about the plans to help manage and expand Michigan's state-designated trail system.

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Learn about the funding and management of Michigan's state-sponsored boating facilities.

Parks and Recreation Division Strategic plan

The Parks and Recreation Division's strategic plan defines goals, objectives and strategies that will help strengthen connections between the natural and human environment.

View strategic plan (2017-2022) »

Other guiding resources

The following guiding resources include plans, concepts and established directions that were used in the development of the strategic plan:

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