All archaeological exploration to be performed on state-owned lands, except for lands owned and controlled by the Mackinac Island State Parks Commission, is required to have a use permit. Please complete an application for permit to perform archaeological exploration on DNR-managed public land.

Applications to perform archaeological explorations on state-owned lands will be considered and may be approved if a proposed exploration is consistent with other public interest, natural resource values, and historical values.

More information regarding archaeological exploration can be found online at

If you have further questions, please contact:
Sandra Clark