Michigan State Parks

Michigan State Park Planning Tools

Michigan Recreation Passport – Annual Pass for State Parks, State Recreation Areas, State Trails, State Forests, State Campgrounds, and State Boat Launches

Michigan State Trail Guide

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Maps

Outdoor Adventure Center

Michigan State Forests

Michigan State Park Educational Resources

Michigan State Park Junior Nature Explorer Junior Ranger Program

Michigan History Center Michiganology Website

Michigan State Park Online Nature Videos and Virtual Tours

Wildlife Classroom Curriculum

Learn About Michigan Forests & Trees

Habitat Matters Printable Book

Salmon in the Classroom Curriculum Pack

Michigan Plants and Trees




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Hiking Guide: Mushrooms

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Hiking Guide: Insects

Hiking Guide: Aquatic Insects

Hiking Guide: Wetland Birds of Southern Michigan

Learn About Forests

Nature Scavenger Hunt

84 Easy Science Lessons

20 Backyard Science Experiments

Nature Activities for Families

What in the Wild Game

Michigan Fishing Guide

Fun with Fish Activities

Bird activities

Michigan Outdoors Coloring Pages

Smokey Bear Activity Book

Smokey Bear Cutout

Invasive Species Activity Sheets

Wolf Activities

Bingo Games

Michigan State Parks

Park NameLocation
Algonac State ParkMarine City, MI
Aloha State ParkCheboygan, MI
Baraga State ParkBaraga, MI
Bay City State ParkBay City, MI
Belle Isle ParkDetroit, MI
Bewabic State ParkCrystal Falls, MI
Brimley State ParkBrimley, MI
Burt Lake State ParkIndian River, MI
Cambridge Junction Historic State ParkBrooklyn, MI
Cheboygan State ParkCheboygan, MI
Clear Lake State ParkAtlanta, MI
Coldwater Lake State ParkColdwater, MI
Colonial Michilimackinac Historic State ParkMackinaw City, MI
Craig Lake State ParkChampion, MI
Dodge #4 State ParkWaterford, MI
Duck Lake State ParkWhitehall, MI
Fayette Historic State ParkGarden, MI
Fisherman’s Island State ParkCharlevoix, MI
Fort Wilkins Historic State ParkCopper Harbor, MI
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State ParkCadillac, MI
Grand Haven State ParkGrand Haven, MI
Grand Mere State ParkStevensville, MI
Harrisville State ParkHarrisville, MI
Hartwick Pines State ParkGrayling, MI
Hayes State ParkOnsted, MI
Historic Mill Creek Discovery ParkMackinaw City, MI
Hoeft State ParkRogers City, MI
Hoffmaster State ParkMuskegon, MI
Holland State ParkHolland, MI
Indian Lake State ParkManistique, MI
Interlochen State ParkInterlochen, MI
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State ParkTraverse City, MI
Lake Gogebic State ParkMarenisco, MI
Lakeport State ParkLakeport, MI
Laughing Whitefish Falls State ParkSundell, MI
Leelanau State ParkNorthport, MI
Ludington State ParkLudington, MI
Mackinac Island and Fort Mackinac Historic ParkMackinac Island, MI
Maybury State ParkNorthville, MI
McLain State ParkHancock, MI
Mears State ParkPentwater, MI
Meridian-Baseline State ParkPleasant Lake, MI
Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State ParkPinckney, MI
Mitchell State ParkCadillac, MI
Muskallonge Lake State ParkNewberry, MI
Muskegon State ParkNorth Muskegon, MI
Negwegon State ParkHarrisville, MI
Newaygo State ParkNewaygo, MI
North Higgins Lake State ParkRoscommon, MI
Onaway State ParkOnaway, MI
Orchard Beach State ParkManistee, MI
Otsego Lake State ParkGaylord, MI
Palms Book State ParkManistique, MI
Petoskey State ParkPetoskey, MI
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State ParkOntonagon, MI
Port Crescent State ParkPort Austin, MI
Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State ParkCass City, MI
Saugatuck Dunes State ParkSaugatuck Dunes, MI
Seven Lakes State ParkHolly, MI
Silver Lake State ParkMears, MI
Sleeper State ParkCaseville, MI
Sleepy Hollow State ParkLaingsburg, MI
South Higgins Lake State ParkRoscommon, MI
Sterling State ParkMonroe, MI
Straits State ParkSt. Ignace, MI
Sturgeon Point State ParkHarrisville, MI
Tahquamenon Falls State ParkParadise, MI
Tawas Point State ParkEast Tawas, MI
Thompson’s Harbor State ParkRogers City, MI
Twin Lakes State ParkToivola, MI
Van Buren State ParkSouth Haven, MI
Van Riper State ParkChampion, MI
Warren Dunes State ParkSawyer, MI
Warren Woods State ParkSawyer, MI
Watkins Lake State Park and County PreserveBrooklyn, MI
Wells State ParkCedar River, MI
Wilderness State ParkCarp Lake, MI
William G. Milliken State Park and HarborDetroit, MI
Wilson State ParkHarrison, MI
Young State ParkBoyne City, MI

Michigan State Museums

Michigan History Center Annual Membership Pass

Michigan State Park Annual Recreation Passport

Museum NameLocation
Michigan History MuseumLansing, MI
Cambridge Junction Historic State ParkBrooklyn, MI
Father Marquette National MemorialSt. Ignace, MI
Fayette Historic TownsiteGarden, MI
Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor LighthouseCopper Harbor, MI
Julia and Ulysses S. Grant HomeDetroit, MI
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage CenterAlpena, MI
Hartwick Pines Logging MuseumGrayling, MI
Higgins Lake Nursery and Civilian Conservation Corps MuseumRoscommon, MI
Mann HouseConcord, MI
Michigan Iron Industry MuseumNegaunee, MI
Sanilac PetroglyphsCass City, MI
Tawas Point LighthouseEast Tawas, MI

State Trails

Trail NameLocation
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State ParkCadillac, MI
Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State ParkSouth Haven, MI to
Kalamazoo, MI
Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State ParkPinckney, MI to
Hamburg, MI
Van Buren Trail State ParkSouth Haven, MI to
Hartford, MI
William Field Memorial Hart – Montague Trail State ParkNew Era, MI

State Recreation Areas

Area NameLocation
Bald Mountain Recreation AreaLake Orion, MI
Bass River Recreation AreaLamont, MI
Brighton Recreation AreaHowell, MI
Fort Custer Recreation AreaAugusta, MI
Highland Recreation AreaWhite Lake, MI
Holly State Recreation AreaHolly, MI
Ionia State Recreation AreaIonia, MI
Island Lake Recreation AreaBrighton, MI
Lake Hudson Recreation AreaClayton, MI
Lime Island State Recreation AreaBrimley, MI
Menominee River State Recreation AreaNorway, MI
Metamora-Hadley Recreation AreaMetamora, MI
Ortonville Recreation AreaOrtonville, MI
Pinckney Recreation AreaPinckney, MI
Pontiac Lake Recreation AreaWaterford, MI
Proud Lake Recreation AreaCommerce, MI
Rifle River Recreation AreaLupton, MI
Rockport Recreation AreaRogers City, MI
Tippy Dam Recreation AreaBrethren, MI
Waterloo Recreation AreaChelsea, MI
Wetzel State Recreation AreaMarine City, MI
Yankee Springs Recreation AreaMiddleville, MI

State Forests

State Forest Campgrounds

Forest NameApproximate Location
AuSable River State Forest Campground and Canoe CampGrayling, MI
Copper Country State ForestStannard, MI
Escanaba River State ForestMunising, MI
Lake Superior State ForestGrand Marais, MI
Mackinaw State ForestMackinaw City, MI
Pere Marquette State ForestBaldwin, MI

Michigan State Fish Hatcheries & Weirs

Facility NameLocation
Boardman River WeirTraverse City, MI
Harrietta State Fish HatcheryHarrietta, MI
Little Manistee River WeirManistee, MI
Marquette State Fish HatcheryMarquette, MI
Oden State Fish Hatchery & Visitor CenterOden, MI
Platte River State Fish Hatchery & WeirBeulah, MI
Thompson State Fish HatcheryManistique, MI
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery & Visitor CenterMattawan, MI

Other Sites

Park NameLocation
Agate Falls Scenic SiteTrout Creek, MI
Bond Falls Scenic SitePaulding, MI
DNR Pocket ParkEscanaba, MI
Father Marquette National MemorialSt. Ignace, MI
Holly Oaks ORV ParkHolly, MI
Outdoor Adventure CenterDetroit, MI
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference CenterRoscommon, MI
Wagner Falls Scenic SiteMunising, MI

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