• Four seasons of fun in Michigan's woods and waters with the Recreation Passport Get your Recreation Passport for four seasons of fun The Recreation Passport grants vehicle access to Michigan state parks, harbors, boat launches and trailhead parking, and preserves these green spaces for future generations. PLUS, when you check "yes" when renewing a Michigan license plate at the Secretary of State, you're eligible for discounts at more than 1,000 statewide retailers! Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

  • A view of the Michigan DNR's Recreation Search website at www.michigan.gov/recsearch Find Michigan state parks, trails and campgrounds using the DNR's Recreation Search website

    Discover a new favorite camping spot, learn about upcoming events, find accessible recreation or explore a new trail for hiking, biking, snowmobiling and more. Michigan's great outdoors await!

  • Safety tips for a Michigan Summer of Safety
  • Michigan Trails Week Logo

    This weeklong celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network, so grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

  • State park and recreation area rules PDF iconThis overview of rules will help ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors to state parks, state trails, state harbors and state forests.
  • Harvests & Haunts

    Hay rides, trick-or-treating, costume contests, cider & donuts, haunted trails, nature programs and horse-drawn carriage rides are just a few of the many activities taking place throughout the state during the months of September and October. Find an event near you by clicking one of the links to the Harvests and Haunts calendars below .

    September Events

    October Events

    Please note: Events taking place in a campground are usually open only to registered campers. To check availability and reserve a campsite, please call 1-800-447-2757 or visit www.midnrreservations.com.
  • Friends of the State Parks Friends preserve Michigan parks and recreation areas by helping provide fundraising, recruiting volunteers, leading restoration projects and providing educational programming for the public.
  • Make a Campground or Harbor Reservation
  • Reservation prices for state facilities

    A full list of the various reservation prices for camping, lodging, shelters and boat slips in Michigan state parks, state forest campgrounds and harbors.