List of Michigan state game areas

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The U.S. state of Michigan has a system of publicly owned lands managed for primarily for wildlife habitat, wildlife watching and hunting. Over 100 units in the game and wildlife system cover 340,000 acres (1,400 km2)[1] and are managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Some units have primitive camping, hiking/cross-country skiing trails and boat access but the sites are mostly undeveloped and unstaffed. Units go under various designations as state game areas, state wildlife areas, state wildlife management areas, state fish and wildlife areas, state wildlife research areas, and game units.

Hunting and fishing are not restricted to just these areas. See also List of Michigan state parks.

  • Adams Township State Game Area (mini) in Hillsdale County
  • Allegan State Game Area in Allegan County
  • Almer Township State Game Area (mini) in Tuscola County
  • Au Train Basin State Wildlife Management Area in Alger County
  • Augusta Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Kalamazoo County
  • Backus Creek State Game Area in Roscommon County
  • Baraga Plains State Wildlife Management Area in Baraga County
  • Barry State Game Area in Barry County
  • Beaver Islands State Wildlife Research Area in Charlevoix and Leelanau Counties (composed of the Beaver Island Group in Charlevoix county and the Fox Island Group in Leelanau County)
  • Betsie River State Game Area in Benzie County
  • Blendon Township State Game Area (mini) in Ottawa County
  • Bois Blanc Island in Mackinac County
  • Boyle Lake State Wildlife Area (mini) in Berrien County
  • Brookfield Township No.1 State Game Area (mini) in Huron County
  • Brookfield Township No.2 State Game Area (mini) in Huron County
  • Brownstown Prairie State Wildlife Area (mini) in Wayne County
  • Cannonsburg State Game Area in Kent County
  • Cass City State Game Area in Tuscola County
  • Chelsea State Game Area in Washtenaw County
  • Chesterfield Township State Game Area (mini) in Macomb County
  • Columbia Township State Game Area (mini) in Tuscola County
  • Crane Pond State Game Area in Cass County
  • Crow Island State Game Area in Bay and Saginaw Counties
  • Cusino State Wildlife Research Area in Alger County
  • Dansville State Game Area in Ingham County
  • Davisburg State Wildlife Area (mini) in Oakland County
  • Deford State Game Area in Tuscola County
  • Denmark Township State Game Area (mini) in Tuscola County
  • Drummond Island in Mackinac County
  • Edmore State Game Area in Isabella and Montcalm Counties
  • Elmwood Township State Game Area (mini) in Tuscola County
  • Erie State Game Area in Monroe County
  • Fabius Lake State Game Area (mini) in St. Joseph County
  • Fish Point State Wildlife Area in Tuscola County
  • Flat River State Game Area in Ionia and Montcalm Counties
  • Flynn State Game Area (mini) in Huron and Tuscola Counties
  • Fulton State Game Area in Kalamazoo County
  • Gagetown State Game Area in Huron and Tuscola Counties
  • Gladwin State Wildlife Area in Gladwin County
  • Goose Lake State Game Area (mini) in Wastenaw County
  • Gourdneck State Game Area in Kalamazoo County
  • Grand Haven State Game Area in Ottawa County
  • Grand River State Game Area (mini) in Ionia County
  • Grass Lake Unit State Game Area in Jackson County (includes adjacent Schlee Federal Waterfowl Production Area, a state managed portion of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Land)
  • Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area in Gratiot and Saginaw Counties
  • Gregory State Game Area in Livingston County
  • Haymarsh Lake State Game Area in Mecosta County
  • Hillcrest State Game Area (mini) in Livingston County
  • Holly Game Unit of Holly State Recreation Area in Oakland County
  • Horseshoe Lake State Game Area (mini) in Oakland County
  • Houghton Lake State Wildlife Research Area in Missaukee and Roscommon Counties
  • Keeler State Game Area (mini) in Van Buren County
  • Langston State Game Area in Montcalm County
  • Lapeer State Game Area in Lapeer County
  • Leidy Lake State Game Area (mini) in St. Joseph County
  • Lost Nation State Game Area in Hillsdale County
  • Manistee River State Game Area in Manistee County
  • Maple River State Game Area in Clinton, Gratiot and Ionia Counties
  • Maple-River - Gratiot-Saginaw Connector State Game Area in Gratiot County
  • Martiny Lake State Game Area in Mecosta County
  • Middleville State Game Area in Barry County
  • Minden City State Game Area in Sanilac County
  • Munuscong State Wildlife Management Area in Chippewa County
  • Murphy Lake State Game Area in Tuscola County
  • Muskegon State Game Area in Muskegon and Newaygo Counties
  • Muskrat Lake State Game Area (mini) in Clinton County
  • Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in Bay County
  • Oak Grove State Game Area in Livingston County
  • Olive Township State Game Area (mini) in Ottawa County (frequently grouped with Blendon Township State Game Area (mini) and has been called the Ottawa County State Game Areas)
  • Oliver Township State Game Area (mini) in Huron County
  • Onsted State Game Area in Lenawee County
  • Pentwater River State Game Area in Oceana County
  • Pere Marquette State Game Area in Mason County
  • Petersburg State Game Area in Monroe County
  • Petobego State Game Area in Antrim and Grand Traverse Counties
  • Pinconning Township State Game Area (mini) in Bay County
  • Pointe Aux Peaux State Wildlife Area (mini) in Monroe County
  • Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in Monroe and Wayne Counties
  • Port Huron State Game Area in St. Clair County
  • Portage Marsh State Wildlife Management Area in Delta County
  • Portland State Game Area in Clinton and Ionia Counties
  • Quanicassee State Wildlife Area in Bay and Tuscola Counties
  • Rogue River State Game Area in Kent County
  • Rose Lake State Wildlife Area in Clinton and Shiawassee Counties
  • Rush Lake State Game Area in Huron County
  • Salt River Marsh State Wildlife Area (mini) in Macomb County
  • Sanilac State Game Area in Sanilac County
  • Saranac-Lowell State Game Area in Ionia and Kent County
  • Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson and Washtenaw Counties
  • Shiawassee River State Game Area in Saginaw County
  • Somerset State Game Area in Hillsdale County
  • South Fox Island in Leelanau County
  • St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area in St. Clair County
  • St. Clair Township State Game Area (mini) in Macomb County
  • St. Johns Marsh State Wildlife Area in St. Clair County
  • Stanton State Game Area in Montcalm County
  • Sturgeon River Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area in Houghton County
  • Three Rivers State Game Area in Cass and St. Joseph Counties
  • Tobico Marsh Game Unit of Bay City State Recreation Area) in Bay County
  • Tuscola State Game Area in Tuscola County
  • Unadilla State Wildlife Area in Livingston and Wastenaw Counties
  • Vassar State Game Area in Tuscola County
  • Verona State Game Area in Huron County
  • Vestaburg State Game Area in Montcalm County
  • Waterloo Game Unit of Waterloo State Recreation Area in Jackson and Washtenaw Counties
  • Wigwam Bay State Wildlife Area in Arenac County
  • Wildfowl Bay State Wildlife Area in Huron County

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References[edit]

  1. ^ STATE GAME AND WILDLIFE AREA RECREATION USE ASSESSMENT: MICHIGAN’S MAPLE RIVER STATE GAME AREA, FALL 2005, Charles M. Nelson, Michigan State University, Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation, Research Symposium, April 9–11, 2006 Bolton Landing, New York, p. 33