LANSING, MICH. — Boat leases, bike leases, camp shops and meals vans are among the many Michigan state park enterprise alternatives at present out there to ‘outdoorpreneurs’ by means of the Division of Pure Sources.
The Michigan DNR this week introduced almost two dozen concessionaire alternatives at state parks spanning from Detroit to the western Higher Peninsula. These concessionaire companies provide items and companies not supplied by state park workers, and are as a substitute contracted to exterior companions.
Lori Inexperienced, concession and lease supervisor for the DNR, mentioned that working a state park concessions service consists of perks like not paying property taxes and, in lots of instances, built-in infrastructure.
Inexperienced additionally mentioned that the DNR is all the time open to new concepts for concessions at state parks. A brand new map instrument on the DNR’s concessions bidding info web site now permits potential companions to see the areas of concessions already working in a specific state park, to search out out the place their enterprise thought is perhaps an excellent match.
Among the many present openings is a singular alternative to develop Riverwoods, a parcel of DNR-owned land alongside the Kal-Haven Path close to South Haven, into a country/alternative-lodging campground and day-use facility.
Based on the DNR, concessioner contracts usually last as long as seven years — although in some conditions, reminiscent of Riverwoods, they might be longer — after which they will grow to be open to a interval of aggressive bidding.
An inventory of the present alternatives follows; additional info, together with pattern contracts and bidding deadlines, may be discovered for every alternative on the concessions page of the DNR’s website.
Belle Isle Park: Bicycle rental, watercraft rental, transportable rest room and handwash station leases
Grand Haven State Park: Park retailer, cell meals concessions
Ortonville Recreation Space: Farm actions
Palms Ebook State Park: Retailer and meals truck concession
Pontiac Lake Recreation Space: Cellular meals
Proud Lake Recreation Space: Watercraft rental and merchandising machine concession
Riverwoods: Lodging, campground and day-use space
Silver Lake State Park ORV Space: ORV leases
Sleepy Hole State Park: Meals truck and merchandising machine
South Higgins State Park: Retailer concession
Tawas Level State Park: Cellular meals concession
Van Riper State Park: Seaside concession
Warren Dunes State Park: Cellular meals concession, watercraft leases
Wilson State Park: Water park and/or cell meals
Younger State Park: Retailer concession
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