State Park

Drone View of Belle Isle

Phase-In Of New Belle Isle Access Nearly Complete

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.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2015

WWJ Photo/S.L. Stoddart

$11 Fee To Visit Detroit’s Belle Isle Kicks In Feb. 10

The days of visiting Detroit’s Belle Isle park for free are coming to an end.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2014


Belle Isle Begins Transition Toward State Park

Belle Isle is getting a major makeover before being turned over to state management in February.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013


October Offers 70 Harvest Festivals At Mich. State Parks

The festivities typically run throughout the weekend so people can extend camping season while taking part.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2013

Woman Dies After Tree Falls On Tent At State Park

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

Agreement To Operate Belle Isle As State Park Near

City and State officials say they are close to an agreement to have Belle Isle operated as a Michigan state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2013

Port-a-potties are seen outside a Belle Isle restroom facility (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Portable Potties At Issue In Belle Isle Debate

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2012

Taken at from the scene of the Duck Lake wildfire in the eastern Upper Peninsula. (Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Facebook)

Tahquamenon Falls In U.P. Closed Due To Wildfire

Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is closed because of a wildfire that has burned more than 21,000 acres.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2012

Along the Shores of Lake Huron (Credit: Hillary Barlow)

Michigan Announces Newest State Park Near Alpena

Recreation officials say 4,200 acres of land along the shores of Lake Huron have become Michigan’s newest state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2012