If you're planning on visiting some state parks and recreation areas in Michigan this summer, you'll want to start saving up some pennies because the annual fee that allows residents unlimited access to Michigan's state parks will be increasing by a dollar in March. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the fee will increase on March 1st, 2020 and it will cost $12 for the Recreation Passport "when it's bought with one's license plate registration renewal." Keep in mind that also on March 1st, 2020 the fee will increase to $17 "when a passport is purchased at state parks, DNR customer service centers or at a secretary of state branch outside the vehicle registration renewal process."

So, who needs the Recreation Passport? The Michigan DNR says that the Recreation Passport is "required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots." Click here to find out more.

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