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2023 - Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Employment

Live and work in the Straits of Mackinac! Various positions available, from guest services to interpretation to park operations in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Discover all of our seasonal positions here.

2024 - What's in Store for 24?

What's in Store for '24?

What can you expect in 2024? A lot! Learn about everything new for the upcoming season.

2024 - Mackinac Rocks!

Mackinac Rocks!

From looking in wonder at the natural curiosity that is Arch Rock to skipping rocks at Windermere Point, to maybe enjoying some ‘rock’ at a local establishment or the fact that Mackinac Island is itself a large rock, it is safe to say that Mackinac Rocks! We encourage artists working in all media to share with us their artistic visions of what Mackinac Rocks! means to them.

Upcoming Events

Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting

Petersen Center Mackinaw City

A regular meeting of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission will take place in the Commission Meeting Room at the Petersen Center in Mackinaw City.

Featured Blogs

A black and white photo from 1890 showing the Fort Mackinac rifle range, with soldiers participating in a firing drill.

Army Marksmanship at Fort Mackinac

While American history is full of stories and legends of soldiers and civilians skillfully using their muskets and rifles in the heat of battle or some other dramatic event, the truth is that most people in the 1800s had little-to-no experience in long-range shooting or even basic firearm skills. This included the army.

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Marchand De Lignery and the Voyageurs

We’ve long interpreted Michilimackinac in the 1770s, at the end of the British period of occupation. However, Michilimackinac was occupied by the French for more than 40 years. Here’s a story about its rocky beginning in this area.

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