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Michigan DNR Seeks Public Input for Petoskey State Park Management Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced an initiative to gather public feedback for the development of a new general management plan for Petoskey State Park in Emmet County. The announcement aims to establish a comprehensive strategy for the park’s future. 

The DNR emphasized the importance of community involvement in shaping the park’s direction and has made an online survey available until March 22 for this purpose. The survey, along with further details about the project, can be found on the state’s dedicated webpage.

“We’re actively seeking public input so that we can build a sustainable plan that will serve the park and add value to the visitor experience for the next 10 years,” Debbie Jensen, park management plan administrator for the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, said in a press release

Petoskey State Park, a cherished natural area located on Little Traverse Bay, is known for its mile-long Lake Michigan beachfront, impressive dunes, and picturesque landscapes. Positioned near Petoskey and Harbor Springs at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the park is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts, offering modern camping facilities, mini-cabins, a youth group campground, swimming areas, picnic spots, and a variety of trails. Among these trails is the notable path leading to Old Baldy Dune’s summit, providing access to the North Country National Scenic Trail, North Western State Trail, and Little Traverse Wheelway.

“The information we learn during this first step in the process will help with decisions moving forward,” Jensen said.

In addition to the online survey, the DNR plans to host a public meeting in the fall of 2024. This event will offer further opportunities for community engagement, allowing individuals to review and comment on the draft plan. Such steps are indicative of the DNR’s transparent and inclusive approach to park management planning.

Petoskey State Park’s amenities and recreational offerings are extensive. The park’s two modern campgrounds and mini-cabins cater to a range of camping preferences, from traditional tent camping to more structured accommodations. 

For more information about the public survey, click here.

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Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
March 23, 2024 6:10 pm

Just wanted to share how important it is for everyone to have their say in the online survey for Petoskey State Park. Your insights can genuinely help shape the future of this beautiful place for the next decade. Let’s work together to preserve and enjoy this natural gem!


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