February marks the anniversary of Belle Isle operating as Michigan’s 102nd state park. Starting Feb. 1, all vehicles entering Belle Isle will need a recreation passport.
The days of visiting Detroit’s Belle Isle park for free are coming to an end.
Belle Isle is getting a major makeover before being turned over to state management in February.
The festivities typically run throughout the weekend so people can extend camping season while taking part.
Authorities say a Detroit area woman died after a tree fell on a tent while she was camping with her family at a state park in Lenawee County.
City and State officials say they are close to an agreement to have Belle Isle operated as a Michigan state park.
While Detroit City Council members continue to mull a proposed plan by the state to lease Belle Isle, the issue of the park’s shuttered restroom facilities has been raised.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is closed because of a wildfire that has burned more than 21,000 acres.
Recreation officials say 4,200 acres of land along the shores of Lake Huron have become Michigan’s newest state park.