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Hartwick Pines State Park

Hartwick Pines State Park Present Day trail surrounded by tall trees

Hartwick Pines State Park

The DNR is in the process of developing a phase 2 general management plan for Hartwick Pines State Park in Crawford County. This will build upon the phase 1 general management plan approved in 2012. The process typically takes one year to complete. Public and stakeholder input will be a critical part of the process.

A park's general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy to protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.

About the park

Hartwick Pines State Park, located in Grayling, is home to a seasonal modern campground, year-round rustic cabin, group-use area, boating access sites, a picnic area and trails, including the accessible, 1.25-mile-paved Old Growth Forest Trail. The park is also a great destination for paddling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, birding and more. Situated among the towering trees, you’ll find the accessible Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, the chapel and more.



For more information, contact Matt Lincoln, DNR Parks and Recreation Division land specialist, at