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Belle Isle State Park

Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and Michigan’s 102nd state park. The 987-acre island park features a nature zoo, conservatory, golf practice facility, maritime museum, an aquarium, picnic areas and more. The park includes three lakes, 150 acres of wooded area and spectacular views of the Detroit and Windsor skyline.

Recreation Passport Information

Visitors will need a Recreation Passport to access Belle Isle Park by vehicle beginning in 2014. Throughout Belle Isle’s first year of the Recreation Passport requirement, a vehicle can access the island without a Recreation Passport until the owner’s next vehicle registration renewal date. All vehicles entering the park must have a Recreation Passport by February 2015. Recreation Passports can be purchased for $11 at any Secretary of State office, or when renewing vehicle registration by mail. They can also be purchased at state parks or recreation areas, including the temporary mobile contact station marked with the MDNR logo at Belle Isle Park, located just past the MacArthur Bridge.

places to see

  • Belle Isle Aquarium

    Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking.

  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

    The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum

    Dossin Great Lakes Museum is open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Starting Friday, June 13, the Museum will be open on Fridays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. all summer through Labor Day weekend (except Friday, July 4). Admission to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is FREE.

Belle Isle State Park
1 Picnic Dr Detroit MI 48207
(313) 852-4075