people on a deck at a park
  • We have a number of opportunities available for operating concessions in Michigan state parks and other destinations. These concessionaires provide goods and/or services and have the ability to enter into a contract for up to seven years. Our expectation is that concessionaires have prior business experience and adequate working capital to fund the concession. Arrangements can be made for the DNR to visit the concession with interested bidders.

Current Business Opportunities in State Parks

Location Business opportunity Bid submission deadline Bid packet & other info
Grand Haven State Park Beach store Due to construction, the beach store will be bid out in January 2021  
Lake Hudson Recreation Area Farm activities Open bid, DNR will consider all proposals Lake Hudson Recreation Area - Request for Proposal
Otsego Lake State Park Park store with firewood
Open bid, DNR will consider all proposals
Otsego Lake State Park park store - Request for Proposal
Presque Isle State Harbor Restaurant
Open bid, DNR will consider all proposals
Presque Isle State Harbor restaurant - Request for Proposal
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center Watercraft rental
Open bid, DNR will consider all proposals
RAM Center watercraft rental - Request for Proposal
Riverwoods (South Haven) Campground and day-use area To be determined RFP will be posted soon
Wilson State Park Water park and/or mobile food
Open bid, DNR will consider all proposals
Wilson State Park water park and/or mobile food
Numerous locations Electric vehicle charging stations March 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. Electric vehicle charging stations - Request for Proposal

Current Concessions

See a list of current concessions in state parks (updated 2/16/20)

See a list of vendors permitted to provide services on Belle Isle Park and at the Outdoor Adventure Center (updated 7/1/19)

  • Future opportunities:

    Please send an email to Lori Ruff, concession manager, or call 989-275-5151 x2722006 if you would like to:

    • Be notified about upcoming concession opportunities. Please email your contact information, location and/or type of concession. You will be contacted when opportunities arise.
    • Share your concession ideas. Please send your contact information, location, type of concession you are interested and your business plan. You may be contacted if there are upcoming opportunities.