‘Outdoorspreneurs’ needed for new business opportunities at Michigan state parks

LANSING, MICH. -- Boat rentals, bike rentals, camp stores and food trucks are among the Michigan state park business opportunities currently available to ‘outdoorpreneurs’ through the Department of Natural Resources. The Michigan DNR this week announced nearly two dozen concessionaire opportunities at state parks spanning from Detroit to the western Upper Peninsula. These concessionaire businesses offer goods and services not provided by state park staff, and are instead contracted to outside partners. Belle Isle Park: Bicycle rental, watercraft rental, portable toilet and handwash station rentalsGrand Haven State Park: Park store, mobile food concessionsOrtonville Recreation Area: Farm activitiesPalms Book State Park: Store and food truck concessionPontiac Lake Recreation Area: Mobile foodProud Lake Recreation Area: Watercraft rental and vending machine concessionRiverwoods: Lodging, campground and day-use areaSilver Lake State Park ORV Area: ORV rentalsSleepy Hollow State Park: Food truck and vending machineSouth Higgins State Park: Store concessionTawas Point State Park: Mobile food concessionVan Riper State Park: Beach concessionWarren Dunes State Park: Mobile food concession, watercraft rentalsWilson State Park: Water park and/or mobile foodYoung State Park: Store concessionFind more information here. RELATED:How to find the most remote camping spots in MichiganHaunted lighthouse, Halloween trail among Michigan state park fall eventsWhy Michigan’s Brockway Mountain Drive should be on your fall travel bucket list