State Parks

  • Pure Michigan State Parks

    Pure Michigan State Parks

    Fill out your to-do list with Michigan State Parks. With more than one hundred to choose from, checking off time together is Pure Michigan.

  • With four remarkable seasons and 103 Michigan state parks, you're never more than an hour away from an outdoor adventure in Michigan, any time and any place. Explore the trails. Spend a day relaxing on the beach. Find out why Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State by getting on the water to boat, paddle or fish. Want to try it all? Plan an overnight stay and enjoy a new adventure every day! You can take your pick of camping in a tent or RV or reserving a cabin, yurt, tepee or lodge. 

    If you're not sure where to start, try Recreation 101, a series of free introductory classes taught by Department of Natural Resources staff or expert volunteers.These programs are a great way to learn a new outdoor activity, with all the gear, guides and good times included!

    All you need to experience all this is the Recreation Passport, which residents can get by checking "YES" at the Secretary of State (SOS) during license plate renewal. The Recreation Passport not only gains your vehicle access to all state parks, hundreds of miles of trails, state forest campgrounds and boat launches, but when you buy it through the SOS, you'll also gain access to Passport Perks. This statewide shopping discount program can save you hundreds of dollars at local restaurants, your favorite hometown store and more.

    Michigan's woods and waters are waiting for you, so carve out some time to make a memory at Michigan state parks!