How To Use This Site
- 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.
- Then select an Activity or Feature Type in the left column.
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.