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Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
Michigan offers abundant opportunity for a wide variety of outdoor recreation. You're never more than six miles from great fishing. We have 11,000 inland lakes, 3,000 miles of freshwater shoreline - more than any other state in the nation, and more total shoreline than any state except Alaska, and tens of thousand of miles of rivers and streams.
Our state's two scenic peninsulas provide 10 million acres of land open to the public for hunting. In Michigan, you are never more than an hour's drive from one of our 103 state parks or recreation areas, and our 138 state forest campgrounds offer thousands of rustic campsites as well. Michigan is a leader in rails-to-trails, maintaining more than 6,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. 
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