Outdoor Michigan

How To Use This Site

  1. On the Home screen, select a Geographic Region or Political Entity. The Geographic Region map or the County map can be used to select one. If the map is not visible, click the icon.
  2. Then select an Activity or Feature Type in the left column.
  3. On the map, click on a feature name to open its description in a new window/tab. Click on a
    to zoom in on features that are close together.
  4. Webcams

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a GPX file?

A GPX file is a standard file format for exchanging GPS data: waypoints, routes and tracks. It can be loaded into a GPS or navigation device.


What is a Recreation Passport?

A Recreation Passport provides motorized vehicle access to state parks, state recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, and state non-motorized trail heads. It also is used for DNR boat launches that have a fee. For State of Michigan residents, it can be purchased when a license plate is renewed. For out-of-state residents, it can be purchased on-site. Campsites require an additional per-night fee. Non-motorized entry does not require a passport.


Why are directions to an address incorrect?

The various mapping services may only have the location for a range of addresses, ex. 1400-1500 Some Street.
When using a link to get directions, the actual coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the feature are used, providing more accurate directions.


How are distances between features calculated?

Distances between features along a river or trail are calculated using the actual path of the river or trail.

Near Here distances are straight line as the crow flies.

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Features
Beach
Beach House
Boat Launch
Cabin
Campground
Dam
Entrance
Forest
Hazard
Lighthouse
Livery
Nature Area
Nature Center
Park
Parking Lot
Picnic Area
Picnic Shelter
Restroom
Scenic Site
Trail
Waterbody
Water Course
Waterfall
Water Trail
Activities
Biking
Canoeing
Cross-country Skiing
Disc Golf
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Swimming
Attributes
ADA kayak launch
Carry in
Gravel surface, medium watercraft
Hard surface, medium watercraft
Unknown surface, medium watercraft
Hard surface, large watercraft
Portage left
Portage right
Fee
Recreation Passport
Restriction
Misc
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Zoom in on one feature
Zoom in on multiple features
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GPX File
KML File
PDF File