Metal Detecting in Michigan State Parks


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Feb 2, 2013
West Michigan, Holland
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Vaquero
Garrett AT Pro
1 Garrett Pro Pointer
1 Lesche Trowel
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
In some Michigan State Parks and certain parts of the park you can Metal Dectect, check out the list of state parks----They have a map of the park that shows where you can use your Metal Detector

Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

DNR Campground List

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Kevin in IN

Sr. Member
Feb 21, 2011
Detector(s) used
Minelab Sov.GT , Explorer SE Pro , Excalibur 1000
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yes, I've seen these maps online. Love to hunt Michigan beaches. Warren dunes mostly. Indiana state parks see us more as a thief.

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