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
All Rules & Regulations are Printed on the Back of Camp Permit
No alcoholic beverages allowed in park March 1-September 30.
Animals & Pets:
Dogs are allowed north of the third beach parking lot. They cannot be left in cars anywhere. Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals.
Special Camping Rules:
Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night over weekends and holidays during peak season. Two night minimum camping over weekends (Friday & Saturday) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. No vehicles are allowed on trails. Licensed vehicles and bicycles only are allowed on park roadways. Pets are not allowed in Mini Cabins. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.
Special Beach Rules:
All glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and all types of grills are prohibited from the beach area (any area that is past the sidewalk at the beach). Animals are not permitted in the beach area, twin buildings, or on pads. Beach rules and regulations are posted in the day use area on bulletin boards and buildings. Take caution–sand can become extremely hot and footwear will be needed.
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).
To contact the park directly:
12032 Red Arrow Highway
Sawyer, MI 49125