Just $12 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation. Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport.
Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $12 at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $17
Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 6 at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11
Fayette Furnace Hill Lodge:*
$116 per night
$142 per night
Lodge sleeps up to 10 people and includes two full-sized beds, one single bed, a futon, and one queen-sized bed, and one full bathroom with shower. All linens, towels, and kitchen implements are included. A microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and television are provided.
*Please Note: Pricing is Subject to Change at Any Time.
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.
Animals and Pets:
Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. No animals on the beach. Animals are not allowed in the historic structures.
Special Camping Rules:
Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. No minors in possession of alcoholic beverages strictly enforced. Never leave a campfire unattended. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave the park by 10pm. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.
Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:
Invasive insects and diseases have killed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan–often after hitching a ride on firewood. Please don’t transport firewood! At most campgrounds, it can be purchased on the premises or from nearby vendors who sell USDA-certified fire- wood. If certified firewood is not available, purchase your firewood as close as possible to where you will burn it. If you purchased wood and don’t use it all, remember–don’t transport it or take it home with you.
Advance camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservation for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made 24/7 by visiting www.midnrreservations.com or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).
Write: Fayette Historic State Park 4785 II Road • Garden, MI 49835
Call: (906) 644-2603
*Recreation Passport price subject to change.
Snail Shell Harbor
Snail Shell Harbor is located within the historic townsite of Fayette (1867-1891) in Fayette Historic State Park. Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula’s most productive iron-smelting operations. Experience life as it was in this partially restored company town.
Harbor Amenities: Water, restrooms, day-use dockage, and electric pedestals (30/50 AMP)
Within Walking Distance: Showers, boat launch, grills, picnic tables, Visitor Center & Store
Slip Information: 15 transient slips
Available slip sizes: 1-38 feet, 20-45 feet, and 46-60 feet
Operating Dates: Early May to early November
Transient Slip Rates: $30.00–$82.00
Reservations: 800-447-2757 or www.midnrreservations.com. A Recreation Passport is required for entry to Michigan harbors.
Welcome to Fayette State Park and Snail Shell Harbor
These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.