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State Parks and Recreation Areas
All state parks and recreation areas are closed to hunting from April 1 through Sept. 14, except in areas designated open during the early Canada goose season and spring wild turkey season. Contact the individual park for hunting information.
Quail may be harvested only by field trial participants in the
Highland and Ionia Recreation Area field trial areas on days with
authorized field trials. Contact the area headquarters for field trial dates.
There is no trapping within 50 feet of the mowed portions of
specific areas within state recreation areas. Check with the park
headquarters for current trapping regulations and any restrictions for those areas prior to trapping.
It is illegal to target shoot in a state park or recreation area, except on a designated shooting range at Bald Mountain, Island Lake, Ortonville and Pontiac Lake recreation areas.
To make camping reservations, go to www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44-PARKS. Michigan residents have the opportunity to buy a Recreation Passport for $11 when renewing their vehicle registration with the Secretary of State. The Recreation Passport gives you access to over 100 state parks and recreation areas and all DNR-administered boat launches in Michigan. For more information go to www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport or call 517-373-9900.
Out-of-state registered vehicles will require a daily ($8.40) or annual ($30.50) fee to enter any state park or DNR-administered boat launch.