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.
Michigan State Parks Turn 100 in 2019
Pets in State Parks
Make A Splash At Michigan State Parks
2019 Free ORV Weekends
Test Michigan's off-road trails yourself or introduce friends to the ORV trail system during two Free ORV Weekends June 8-9 and Aug. 17-18, 2019. Residents and out-of-state visitors can ride nearly 3,700 miles of DNR-designated routes and trails without an ORV license or permit. The June 8-9 weekend also lines up with Summer Free Fishing Weekend, when all fishing license fees are waived.
Fireworks-Free Fourth of July
The DNR and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are highlighting quieter camping options over the Fourth of July weekend. Fireworks-Free Fourth of July offers veterans, pet owners and other visitors camping options situated in campground locations that are farther away from traditional fireworks displays. Participating State Parks
How To: Ice Fishing for Panfish and Pike
Fayette Historic State Park
What are you doing this weekend
Palms Book State Park / Kitch-iti-kipi - Michigan's largest natural spring
Hidden Gems in Michigan state parks