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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.

Upcoming public input meeting, survey

A Tuesday, Aug. 6 public meeting will provide an opportunity for people to learn about the draft plan, proposed improvements and planning process, followed by time for feedback and questions with DNR staff. The meeting will take place 6‐7:30 p.m. at the Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, located at 2833 Monarch Drive, Grayling, inside the park.

A copy of the Hartwick Pines State Park DRAFT Phase 2 General Management Plan and a public input survey – open through Aug. 16 – are available for those who can't attend the meeting.

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About the park

This 9,752‐acre park, located in Grayling and easily accessed from I-75, is named for its 49 acres of majestic, old-growth pine forest and the family that gifted the land to create the park. The park is home to four lakes, a modern campground, two undeveloped boating access sites, a rustic cabin, picnic areas and 21 miles of trails, including the accessible, 1.25-mile, paved Old Growth Forest Trail. The Hartwick Pines Visitor Center immerses visitors in the story of one of Michigan's last stands of old-growth pine forest, and the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum brings the state's 19th-century logging era to life.



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