Michigan offers free fishing, ORV riding, state park entry June 9 and 10

Published: Jun. 1, 2018 at 9:51 PM EDT
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(6/1/2018) - As summer gets out of the starting gates, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a chance to experience all the state has to offer free of charge.

On June 9 and 10, the state is offering free admission to all state parks, free fishing without a license and free off-road riding without a permit.

On "Three Free" weekend, all fishing license fees, ORV license fees, trail permit fees and Recreation Passport fees for the weekend will be waived.

The free fees pertain only to that weekend and all other rules governing each activity still apply. Some activities inside state parks still have some fees.

“Depending on where you choose to go in Michigan during the 'Three Free' weekend, you could enjoy all three outdoor recreation experiences,” said Bill O'Neill, Department of Natural Resources deputy director. “That weekend is the perfect opportunity to give a new sport or hobby a try, or introduce friends to an outdoor activity you love."

The DNR offers Free Fishing Weekend and free admittance to state parks twice a year in the summer and winter seasons. Two Free ORV Weekends take place at the beginning and end of the summer in June and August.