‘Three Free’ Weekend Makes ORV Riding, Fishing and Park Entry Easy
Grab a fishing rod and your ORV and pay a visit to your favorite Michigan state park on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 for a day of fishing and riding Michigan's off-road trails for free – all in the same weekend.
On these two back-to-back days the Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend, Free ORV Weekend and free entry into state parks.
All fishing license, ORV license, trail permit and Recreation Passport fees are waived on these two days although all other regulations still apply.
“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, DNR 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's annual “Three Free” weekend gives visitors plenty of reasons to explore Michigan’s great outdoors:
Take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend. Twice a year, residents and nonresidents can enjoy a weekend of fishing without a license. For more information, visit michigan.gov/freefishing.
To encourage visitors to enjoy free fishing at a state park, the DNR waives the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks during both winter and summer Free Fishing Weekends. Learn more at michigan.gov/recreationpassport.
During two Free ORV Weekends each year, Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit. The second Free ORV Weekend is August 18-19. For more information, visit michigan.gov/orvinfo.
Source: Michigan DNR