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
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.
The sanitation station is located two miles south of the Big Sable River at the Camper Registration Station. For campers using portable waste tanks, walk-up sanitation stations are located near a restroom building in each campground.
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 allowed on beach, except for designated pet beach.
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. Limited overflow parking is available. 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 firewood. 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).