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License Plate Recreation Passports Fund New Additions at the Hancock Campground

Hancock’s campground has a new bathhouse, thanks to Michigan’s recreation passport program. Michigan’s recreation passport funds are obtained from Michigan residents when they purchase their vehicle license plate tabs each year. The purchase of a recreation passport for your car provides access to many state parks, recreation areas, state forests, trails, boat launches, and state historic sites. Additionally, a portion of the funds go toward the recreation passport grant program and back into local communities for public recreation.

Last year, nearly $2 million was awarded to local communities for local park improvement projects, such as playgrounds, sports and fitness facilities, walkways, trails and more. Over the past decade, Recreation Passports has provided over 240 grants to Michigan communities, in excess of $14 million. The bathhouse is Hancock’s first recreation passport grant. The city received a grant of $144,700 which represents over 60 percent of the total project cost. The grant supported renovation improvements at the campground bathhouse including a building addition to house new accessible shower facilities.

The Michigan DNR is proud to be a partner in this project and hope that it will provide a great recreation experience for citizens and visitors for many years to come.

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