Business opportunities in state parks and harbors

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  • We partner with small businesses to help expand visitor services and experiences throughout the state parks and recreation system. These concessionaires provide goods and/or services and have the ability to enter into a contract for up to seven years. You'll find concessions, restaurants, gift shops, rental outfitters, water park operators, guide services and many other "outdoorpreneur" partners.

    We also work with small businesses to provide RV rentals and guide services to visitors, and we welcome new ideas outside what's always been done. 

    Interested in future opportunities or want to share an idea? Contact Lori Green at GreenL9@Michigan.gov or call 989-889-9178.

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Business opportunities in Michigan state parks and harbors

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Location Submission deadline Bid packet & other info
Belle Isle Park: watercraft rental concession

Pre-bid meeting: October 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Bids due: Nov. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Bid award finalized: Nov. 23, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Belle Isle Park watercraft rental - invitation to bid

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Belle Isle Park: portable toilet and handwash station rental concession

Pre-bid meeting: October 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Bids due: Nov. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Bid award finalized: Nov. 23, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Belle Isle Park portable toilet and handwash station - invitation to bid

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Belle Isle Park: bicycle rental concession

Pre-bid meeting: October 14 at 11 a.m.

Bids due: Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

Bid award finalized: Nov. 23, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Belle Isle Park bicycle rental - invitation to bid

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Grand Haven State Park: mobile food concession Dec. 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Grand Haven mobile food - invitation to bid

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Grand Haven State Park: park store Dec. 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Grand Haven park store - invitation to bid

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Ortonville Recreation Area: farm activities Dec. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Ortonville - farming activities invitation to bid

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Palms Book State Park: store and food truck concession Dec. 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Palms Book - store and food truck concession invitation to bid

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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area: mobile food Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Pontiac Lake mobile food - invitation to bid

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park year-round store and food concessions Dec. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Porcupine Mountains year-round store and food concessions - invitation to bid

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Proud Lake Recreation Area: watercraft rental and vending machine concession Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Proud Lake watercraft rental and vending - invitation to bid

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Riverwoods: lodging, campground and day-use area

Nov. 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. - Pre-bid meeting

Nov. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. - Bidder questions due to DNR

Nov. 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. - DNR responses posted to Michigan.gov/StateParkConcessions

Dec.7, 2021 at 2 p.m. - Bids due

Dec. 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. - Bid award finalized

Riverwoods - invitation bid

Attachment A - Maps of Riverwoods

Attachments B, C and D - Phase 1 Site Plan, Supporting Analysis and Due Care Plan

Attachment E - Abonmarche Utility Investigation

Attachment F - ADA Standards For Accessible Design

Attachment G - Outdoor Developed Areas Guide

Silver Lake State Park ORV Area: off-road vehicle rentals

Pre-bid meeting Oct. 25, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Bids due Dec. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Bid award finalized Dec. 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Silver Lake ORV Area off-road vehicle rental - invitation to bid

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Sleepy Hollow State Park: food truck and vending machine Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow food truck and vending - invitation to bid

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South Higgins State Park: store concession Dec. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.

South Higgins store concession - invitation to bid

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Tawas Point State Park: mobile food concession Jan. 11, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Tawas Point mobile food concession - invitation to bid

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Van Riper State Park: beach concession Jan, 11, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Van Riper beach concession - invitation to bid

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Warren Dunes State Park: mobile food concession Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Warren Dunes mobile food concession - invitation to bid

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Warren Dunes State Park: watercraft rental concession Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Warren Dunes watercraft rental concession - invitation to bid

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Wilson State Park: water park and/or mobile food Jan. 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Wilson water park and mobile food - invitation to bid

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Young State Park: store concession Dec. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Young store concession - invitation to bid

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