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Michigan state park visitors must pay admission fees again starting June 22

Warren Dunes State Park (Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR)

LANSING, Mich.— Visitors at Michigan state parks will have to resume paying admission fees starting June 22, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Admission fees have been suspended for the last three months in an effort to minimize face-to-face interactions between staff and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning June 22, a Recreation Passport for vehicle entry into state parks, state forest campgrounds and state-managed boating access sites will once again be required.

The recreation passport allows visitors to enter over 100 state parks and recreation areas in Michigan.

Michigan residents can purchase the annual passport when renewing license plates through the Secretary of State for $12 or when visiting a state park for $17.

Visitors from out-of-state can purchase the passport online or at state parks for $34 for an annual pass or $9 for a daily pass.

Visit the DNR's website for more information about recreation passports and the reopening of state parks and recreation areas.

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