The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase.
Day-Use: 8am-10pm. Park Office: 8am-4:30pm. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon. Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am.
Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center
Exhibits featuring hunting and fishing including interactive displays throughout the year. Special programs related to hunting and fishing are provided. A Recreation Passport is required. An interpretive trail through the adjacent marsh offers hiking and fishing in season.
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Monday–Sunday: 9am–5pm
Labor Day-Memorial Day: Saturday & Sunday: 9am–5pm
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.
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.
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.