The park offers a wide array of summer activities, such as hiking, fishing, and canoeing. During the winter, visitors enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing on miles of marked trails. Photography and nature study are popular activities year round.
Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use:
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed.
Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. No animals on the beach.
Special Camping Rules:
Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. Fireworks are not permitted.
Michigan State Parks Swimming, Boating, and Water Safety:
The Great Lakes are powerful bodies of water. DO NOT swim near or jump off break walls or navigational channel walls. Always pay attention to changing conditions and the beach flag warning system found in designated buoyed swim areas. Before heading out, visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.
Record-high water levels are causing increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swimming and boating hazards, and other concerns. Learn more about the effects of high water and how to stay safe at Michigan.gov/HighWaterSafety.
Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:
Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.
Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise:
“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.
Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation:
Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275.
Overnight Lodging Facilities:
Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping.