Alcohol Boating Restrictions At Michigan State Parks And Recreation Areas



Here are the rules as stated on Michigan.gov on the The Department of National Resource page as of the summer of 2018.

April 1 through Labor Day, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage without written authorization of the park manager in the following locations:

  • Fort Custer Recreation Area - entire park.

  • Holly Recreation Area - day-use areas south of McGinnis Road.

  • Island Lake Recreation Area- day-use areas in park.

  • Seven Lakes State Park - entire park.

  • Maybury State Park - entire park.

April 1 through September 30, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage without written authorization of the park manager in the following locations:

  • Brighton Recreation Area - Bishop Lake day-use area.

  • Pinckney Recreation Area - Silver Lake and Halfmoon Lake units.

  • Sterling State Park - day-use areas in park.

  • Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - day-use areas in park.

  • Ortonville Recreation Area - Big Fish Lake day-use area.

  • Proud Lake Recreation Area - all state-owned lands in section 18, T2N, R8E, Oakland County

April 15 through June 15, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in:

  • Muskegon State Park - channel and Lake Michigan campgrounds.

April 15 through Labor day, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in the following locations:

  • P. J. Hoffmaster State Park - campground.

  • Van Buren State Park - day-use and beach area.

  • Muskegon State Park - entire park except the campgrounds that are regulated pursuant to subsection (4).

  • Waterloo Recreation Area - Portage Lake unit campground and day-use area.

  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Gun Lake day-use area.

May 15 through June 10, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in:

  • Silver Lake State Park - entire park.

March 1 through September 30, you may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in the following locations:

  • Grand Mere State Park - entire park.

  • Warren Dunes State Park - entire park.

Can not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at any time:

  • Bay City State Park - entire park except for registered campers in the campground.

  • Dodge #4 State Park - entire park.

  • Grand Haven State Park - entire park, except for persons with written authorization of the park manager.

  • Holland State Park - entire park.

  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area without the written authorization of the park manager.

  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Deep Lake campground, mountain bike parking lot, and boating access site.

  • William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor.

  • Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at McLain State Park on "K-Day" (Keweenaw Day) which takes place in September.

  • Possess open intoxicants at Belle Isle State Park without written authorization of the department.

  • Possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at Pinckney Recreation Area within .25 mile surrounding and including the parking lot at Pickerel Lake.

Alcohol Restrictions At Boating Access Sites

Consuming alcoholic beverages or possessing an open alcoholic beverage are not allowed at the following locations:

  • Big Lake boating access site -Allegan County

  • Green Lake boating access site-Allegan County

  • Lake Sixteen boating access site - Allegan County

  • Irving Road boating access site- Barry County

  • Bristol Lake boating access site - Barry County

  • Airport Road boating access site-Barry County

  • Benton Harbor boating access site - Berrien County

  • Jasper Dairy road boating access site- Berrien County

  • Buchanan boating access site -Berrien County

  • Lake of the Woods boating access site -Branch County

  • Goguac Lake boating access site -Calhoun County

  • Lanes Lake boating access site -Calhoun County

  • Hemlock Lake boating access site -Cass County

  • Lake Fenton boating access site-Genesee County.

  • Lake Ponemah boating access site -Genesee County

  • Long Lake boating access site -Ionia County

  • Sherman Lake boating access -Kalamazoo County

  • Morrow Pond boating access site -Kalamazoo County

  • Eagle Lake boating access site - Kalamazoo County

  • Rupert Lake boating access site -Kalamazoo County.

  • Sugar Loaf Lake boating access site - Kalamazoo County

  • Murray Lake boating access site- Kent County.

  • Campau Lake boating access site -Kent County

  • Camp Lake boating access site-Kent County

  • Whitmore Lake boating access site -Livingston County

  • Harley Ensign Memorial boating access site -Macomb County

  • Selfridge Boating access site -Macomb County

  • Clinton River cutoff boating access site -Macomb County

  • Little Whitefish Lake boating access site -Montcalm County

  • Pickerel Lake boating access site - Newaygo County

  • Orchard Lake boating access site -Oakland County

  • Tackles Drive boating access site- Oakland County

  • Tipsico Lake boating access site- Oakland County

  • Lake George boating access site - Ogemaw County

  • Lake St. Helen boating access site- Roscommon County

  • Klinger Lake boating access site -St. Joseph County

  • Fishers Lake boating access site - St. Joseph County

  • Clear Lake boating access site - Joseph County

  • Gravel Lake boating access - Van Buren County

  • Van Auken boating access- Van Buren County

  • Three Mile Lake boating access site -Van Buren County

  • Lake Cora boating access site -Van Buren County

  • North Channel boating access site - St. Clair County

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