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The Recreation Passport is your very own key to visiting more than 100 state parks and recreation areas, hundreds of boating access sites, state forest campgrounds, thousands of miles of trails and other destinations – all year long!
The Recreation Passport (replaced the former state parks sticker) is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Local, county, municipal and metropolitan park passes will need to be purchased separately.
About the Recreation Passport
What the Recreation Passport is
Michigan’s Recreation Passport is your key to:
- Visiting more than 100 state parks and recreation areas.
- DNR boating access sites (or boat launches).
- Parking for rustic forest campgrounds and hundreds of miles of trails.
- Attending free family outdoor events and classes.
- Protecting our natural resources for the next generation.
What the money is used for
The money you spend on your Recreation Passport goes right back into maintaining and improving the resources you use! Recreation Passport money helps to fund:
- State parks and recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, trails and boat launches.
- Local park improvements via Recreation Passport Grants.
- Historic sites within state parks.
- Outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities.