|The Great Lakes State has the distinct honor to boast the longest U.S. freshwater coastline, thousands of miles of rivers and streams and 11,000 inland lakes.
With the centennial year underway, it’s important to emphasize the role that state parks play in Michigan boating adventures. Many state parks offer boating access, a handful of state parks offer boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards) and many more are popular stops for day trips.
Please note: watercraft, unless exempt, must be registered with the Michigan Secretary of State. Registrations expire March 31 in the third year of issuance.