Mackinac Island State Park Visitor Services

Visitor Services

Visitor’s Center

The Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center is located on the shore at the foot of Fort Street across from Marquette Park. The Visitor’s Center is a great place to begin your tour of the island. Here you can talk to friendly staff who will answer your questions and provide you with helpful suggestions. The Visitor’s Center has well-maintained restrooms and a wide selection of Mackinac books and pamphlets. This is an ideal place to purchase tickets for Fort Mackinac, the Mackinac Art Museum, and the other state park historic buildings. Restrooms can also be found at the Visitor’s Center.

2021 Visitor’s Center Hours

May 7 – June 4
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 5 – September 5
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September 6 – October 10
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2021 Visitor’s Center Restroom Hours

May 1 – June 4
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 5 – September 5
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 6 – October 24
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

British Landing Nature Center

British Landing Bike Repair Station

The British Landing Nature Center is located across from British Landing. The center includes information on the geology, plants, habitats and wildlife found on the island. Additionally, a large cedar tree trunk has been placed in the middle of the nature center and has various taxidermy animals on it with descriptions. Restrooms and a water fountain are also located at this facility. Additionally, a bike repair station is also located at the British Landing Nature Center, which includes a rack for your bike, repair tools, and an air pump.

2021 British Landing Nature Center Hours

June 5 – September 18
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

British Landing Nature Programs

Schedule announced soon.

2021 British Landing Nature Center Restroom Hours

May 1 – October 24
Open 24 hours

Arch Rock Rest Area

A restroom building, water fountain, picnic area and park information can be found at Arch Rock.

2021 Arch Rock Rest Area Hours

May 1 – October 24
Open 24 hours

Huron Road Rest Area

A restroom building, pavilion and picnic area can be found at the Huron Road Rest Area. Located next to Fort Mackinac off Huron Road. This space can also be rented for events. More information coming soon.

2021 Huron Road Rest Area Hours

May 1 – June 4
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 5 – September 5
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 6 – October 24
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Station 256 Conference Room 

Located on the second floor of the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center, formerly the 1915 Coast Guard Station. Click here for more information. 

Accessibility 

Island transport services and visitor attractions make special efforts to welcome people with disabilities and those using assistive devices. Motorized wheelchair units that are medically necessary are permitted on island streets. These units are available for rent on the island at Ryba’s Bikes (rybabikes.com or 906-847-3208).

The taxi service has special horse-drawn vehicles equipped for wheelchairs and available by contacting the dispatch office (906-847-3323). Advanced reservation is recommended. For additional information about accommodations for visitors with disabilities please contact individual businesses or the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.  Click here for further information about accessibility.

 

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