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Michigan state parks
Michigan state parks
Input sought for state's parks and recreation strategic plan
As the DNR works to finalize the draft Parks and Recreation Division Strategic Plan for 2023-2027, we're turning to the visitors and residents who love and know the state's parks and recreation system for feedback. The draft plan review and comment opportunity closes Jan. 20.
Find a state park
Recreation Search features information on state parks, trails, campgrounds, accessible recreation, events and more. Use the filters to search for the amenities and activities you are most interested in, such as boat launches, equestrian trails, yurts, swimming beaches, mountain biking and more.
Federal funds give state parks and trails a huge boost forward
If you love state parks and trails as much as we do, you know there’s a lot of infrastructure work to be done. Thanks to $250 million in federal relief funding from the Building Michigan Together Plan, we're making even more headway! To help you track our progress, we've put together an interactive map identifying proposed project locations, details and status of those projects, plus FAQs and a photo gallery.
A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, and most boating access sites and state trailheads.
Explore overnight options
Things to do in state parks
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Find information on current geocaching tours in Michigan state parks, trails other DNR-managed locations.
More programs and activities
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Events and programs
Happy Little Trees 5K - April 22-28, 2023
No matter how you reach the finish line - walk, run or roll - you pick the pace and the place, anywhere outdoors! You'll earn a Happy Little T-shirt, a commemorative bib number and finisher's medal. The cost is $34 (credit card processing fees may apply) and registration closes March 1. Proceeds support tree planting and forest protection efforts in Michigan state parks.
The event has now been expanded to include Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Just pick the state where you want proceeds to go when registering.
Register for Happy Little 5K »
The original deadline to register was March 1; however, we still have a few spots left. We will keep registration open through March 17 (unless we sell out first).
Rules and regulations
Before you go
Support your parks
At work for you
Learn how our state parks are managed to best provide outdoor recreation opportunities for you and future generations.
The Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee advises on park-related issues to both is the NRC and DNR.
State parks newsletter signup
Sign up to receive a monthly newsletter and periodic happenings at state parks, trails and other locations.