MI parks to stay open late for Dark Sky Week

Posted at 10:54 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 10:54:38-04

International Dark Sky Week begins Monday and runs until Sunday, and to celebrate, some Michigan state parks are staying open late to celebrate.

Bring a blanket, sit back and take in the sights as you stare up at the night sky.

Check out the list of parks below:

  • Bay City State Recreation Area (Bay County), 989-684-3020
  • Fayette Historic State Park (Delta County), 906-644-2603
  • Hartwick Pines State Park (Crawford County), 989-348-7068
  • Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston County), 810-229-7067
  • Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County), 517-445-2265
  • Maybury State Park (Wayne County), 248-349-8390
  • Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area (Lapeer County), 810-797-4439
  • Negwegon State Park (Alpena/Alcona County), 989-724-5126
  • North Higgins Lake State Park (Crawford County), 989-821-6125
  • Orchard Beach State Park (Manistee County), 231-723-7422
  • P.H. Hoeft State Park (Presque Isle County), 989-734-2543
  • Port Crescent State Park (Huron County), 989-738-8663
  • Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County), 989-473-2258
  • Rockport State Recreation Area (Alpena County), 989-734-2543 *
  • Seven Lakes State Park (Oakland County), 248-634-7271
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park (Clinton County), 517-651-6217
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Chippewa County), 906-492-3415
  • Tawas Point State Park (Iosco County), 989-362-5041
  • Van Riper State Park (Marquette County), 906-339-4461
  • Waterloo Recreation Area (Washtenaw County), 734-475-8307

The event is free, but you will need a Michigan Recreation Passport to enter the park. For information on that, visit

If you plan to visit, please call the state park ahead of time to see their hours.