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Contact: Melanie Brand, 906-339-4461
Agency: Natural Resources
Aug. 18, 2015

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but there is still plenty to do in the state parks. Here’s a list of upcoming events in August:

Friday, Aug. 21
1st Annual DeTour River Fest – Band at the Marina at DeTour State Harbor: Come listen to music by Everything Under the Sun from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact DeTour Village at 906-297-5471 or visit DeTour Village Facebook page.

Saturday, Aug.22

Kayaking 101 and 202 at Van Riper State Park: Learn the basics of kayaking safety and techniques from 2-4 p.m. The second class requires prior experience and is from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 26-28
Airstream Owners Club at Indian Lake State Park: Join 17 airstream owners for a tour and up-close viewing. For more information, contact the park at 906-341-2355.

Saturday, Aug. 29
Touch the Truck at Van Riper State Park: Join park staff from 12-3 p.m. to learn about trucks and equipment used daily by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

To make camping reservations at any of these state parks, please visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

For more information about these events, visit the online calendar of events at www.michigan.gov/gogetoutdoors, call the park or contact Melanie Brand at [email protected] or 906-339-4461.

Inside Michigan’s Great Outdoors subscribers are always the first to know about reservation opportunities, state park events and other outdoor happenings. Visit www.michigan.gov/dnr to subscribe now.

Many of these events are free to attend, but camping prices will apply for overnight guests and a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to each of these state parks.

A Recreation Passport grants vehicle access to any Michigan state park, boat launch, state forest campground or nonmotorized state trailhead parking. Residents can purchase the Passport for just $11 ($5 for motorcycles) at the time of Michigan license plate renewal through Secretary of State. Forgot to check “YES” during renewal? Residents and nonresidents can purchase a Recreation Passport window sticker during regular business hours at state parks. Learn more about how the Recreation Passport supports state parks, local outdoor recreation opportunities, historic and cultural sites at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

 
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