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Michigan state parks
Michigan state parks
Great Lakes water safety is key - The Great Lakes flag warning system is in place at state-designated swim beaches to advise visitors of current water conditions and other conditions. If you see double red flags, you are not allowed to enter the water from the beach. Visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.
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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.
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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
Events and programming
Rules and regulations
Before you go
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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.
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