Make Belle Isle Park shelter reservations in person March 24-26

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Belle Isle

March 21, 2014

Scott Pratt (DNR Parks and Recreation), 313-396-0217;
1st Lt. David Malloch (DNR Law Enforcement), 248-359-9040; or
Lt. Michael Shaw (Michigan State Police), 734-368-8290

Belle Isle Park shelter reservations taken in person March 24-26;
island opens at 6 a.m.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Belle Isle patrons that Belle Isle Park picnic shelter reservations will be taken in person on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24-26 at the casino building on Belle Isle, Detroit. Patrons can enter the park starting at 6 a.m. each day. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; overnight camping on the island is not permitted.

Each day will offer specific reservation opportunities for May through October: 

  • Monday, March 24 – July shelter reservations taken;
  • Tuesday, March 25 – August shelter reservations taken; and
  • Wednesday, March 26 – Any remaining July and August shelter reservations taken, along with reservations for portions of May, June, September and October. 

Beginning April 15, 2014, all Belle Isle Park shelter reservations will be taken through the DNR-administered Central Reservation System (CRS). The CRS manages state park camping, lodging, shelter and harbor reservations. These reservations can be made up to a year in advance. Reservations through the CRS can be made online at or through the call center at 1-800-44-PARKS.

For more information on Belle Isle Park shelter reservations, log on to and click on Shelter Reservations or call Milliken State Park and Harbor at 313-396-0217.

Follow us on Twitter @MichiganDNR. We encourage Belle Isle partners and others interested in the park’s revitalization to use the hashtag #AllinforBelleIsle.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to