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.
Animals and Pets:
Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Pets are only allowed on the pet-friendly beach. These rules are strictly enforced.
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. Visitors must leave the park by 10pm. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.
Camper/Equipment Storage Program:
Available from May 15 to September 15 only. Intermittent camping not available.
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).
Write: Tawas Point State Park
686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730
Call: (989) 362-5041
*Recreation Passport price subject to change.
East Tawas State Harbor
East Tawas State Harbor provides a quiet refuge for boat “camping”. The harbor is located next to a public beach and the downtown shopping and dining areas of East Tawas.
Harbor Amenities: Boat launch, day-use dockage, diesel and gasoline, restrooms, showers, and water, electric (30 and 50 AMP), playground/park, grills and picnic tables, ice, fishing pier, beach, luggage carts, trash pick up, and pump-out.
Slip Information: 80 seasonal slips and 60 transient slips Available slip sizes: 1-30 feet, 1-45 feet, 34-45 feet, 46-60 feet, and 61+ feet
Operating Dates: May 1 to September 24
Transient Slip Rates: $30.00–$82.00
Radio Channel: 9
Reservations: 800-447-2757 or www.midnrreservations.com.
44° 16′ 35″ N•83° 29′ 05″ W
(989) 362-2731 (Early May to Late Sept.)
(989) 362-5041 (Off Season)
113 Newman Street
East Tawas, MI 48730
Welcome to Tawas Point State Park
These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.