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Public Hearing

April 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Department of Natural Resources
Executive Division
Administrative Rules for Mackinac Island State Park Commission – General Rules
Rule Set 2022-52 NR

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
01:00 PM

Mackinac State Historic Parks Board Room
207 West Sinclair, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed changes to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission – General Rules rule set.

These rules govern the use and occupancy of Mackinac Island State Park, Michilimackinac State Park, and Historic Mill Creek State Park. The rules provide for the protection of public enjoyment and preservation and protection of the lands and property under the control of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission against the wrongful use or occupancy and protect the lands and property from depredations, preserves the lands and property from molestation, spoliation, destruction, or any other improper use or occupancy.

New rules are intended to:

(1) Regulate the use of electric tricycles/bicycles under the motor vehicle ban in Mackinac Island State Park.

(2) Control the use of consumer fireworks to decrease the risk of spooking horses, protect the historic and natural ambiance of the parks, control litter, prevent fires, and otherwise provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the parks’ visitors.

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission General Rules are promulgated under authority of sections 76504, 76901, and 77702 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.76504, MCL 324.76901, and MCL 324.77702.

The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are published on the State of Michigan’s website at and in the 3/15/2023 issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic mail at the following email address:

Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the following addresses until 4/14/2023 at 05:00PM.

Steven Brisson, Director

207 W Sinclair, PO Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available. Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 231-436-4100 to make arrangements.


April 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Mackinac State Historic Parks Board Room, Petersen Center, Mackinaw City
207 W Sinclair
Mackinaw City, 49701 United States
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Free public hearing