The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Michigan National and State Parks and Recreation

The state of Michigan has one national park, 79 State Parks, 28 State Forests, 1 State Fish Hatchery, 1 State Reserve, 1 State Nursery, 2 State Wildlife Areas, 1 State Wildlife Management Area,1 State Fish Hatchery, 4 National Forests, 1 National Wildlife Area, 5 National Wildlife Refuges, and 16 Wilderness Areas.

Michigan National Parks

State Parks

State Forests

State Fish Hatchery

State Reserve

  • Beaver Islands Wildlife Research Area

State Nursery

State Wildlife Areas

  • State Wildlife Management Area

National Forests

National Wildlife Area

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Huron National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Kirtlands Warbler Wildlife Management Area  
  • Michigan Wetland Management District  
  • Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Michigan Wilderness Areas

There are sixteen wilderness areas in the state of Michigan.

  • Beaver Basin Wilderness
  • Big Island Lake Wilderness
  • Delirium Wilderness
  • Horseshoe Bay Wilderness
  • Huron Islands
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Mackinac Wilderness
  • McCormick Wilderness
  • Michigan Islands Wilderness Area
  • Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
  • Rock River Canyon Wilderness
  • Round Island (Michigan)
  • Seney Wilderness
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness
  • Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness
  • Sylvania Wilderness