Managing Michigan's Parks, Trails and Waterways

  • The DNR manages the state's park and recreation system that includes more than 100 state parks,  more than 13,000 miles of state-designated trails and pathways, 1,000 plus boat launches and 19 state harbors. Our ongoing mission is to acquire, protect and preserve the natural and cultural features of Michigan’s unique resources, and to provide access to land- and water-based recreation and educational opportunities. 

Resource Management

Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Guiding Resources

The following guiding resources include plans, concepts and established directions that were used in the development of the strategic plan:

Inside Parks and Recreation Division

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  • Questions or comments? Email us at DNR-ParksAndRecreation@michigan.gov or call 517-284-7275.