Recreation Passport

The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for residents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan.

For a small annual fee Michigan motorists get daily access to state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized state trailhead parking and state boat launches. In addition, Recreation Passport holders can experience real savings at businesses and retailers that participate in the Passport Perks discount program.

Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport by checking “YES” when renewing a license plate through the Secretary of State. You can also purchase the Recreation Passport by mail, kiosk, online at or at branch offices. The Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate renewal date.

Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport at any state park or recreation area or online at

Learn more about this creative way of sustaining Michigan's outdoor recreation and natural resources at

Resident Annual Recreation Passport Fees:

**Non-Resident Recreation Passport Fees:

*A $5 convenience fee will be charged for vehicles/motorcycles when purchased at a park or outside of their annual renewal at SOS. This is not applied to non-resident passes.

**Fees are subject to change. Above prices are for 2023.