Iron County Lodging Association

Permit FREE Fishing, ATV/ORV, and Parks

Catch Michigan's Free Weekend Dates

Explore over 100 miles of trails, 200 lakes, and 900 miles of rivers in Iron County Michigan.  Residents & non-residents can enjoy snowmobiling, fishing and/or ATVing license/permit free EVERY year.  Mark your calendar for this years free weekends!

And don't miss out on Jun 8th-9th "three free weekend" where you can access state parks, boat access sites, lakes/river to fishing, and ATV trails ... license/permit FREE!

    • Free ATV/ORV: June 8-9 and August (date TBD)
    • Three Free weekend: June 8-9 (free for all 3: fish, ATV, state parks/boating access sites)
    • Free fishing: June 8-9, 2024
    • Snowmobiling: check back for next year
Free Michigan Fishing Days
June 8-9, 2024


Fish Iron County Michigan and access over 200 lakes, 900 miles of rivers. 

All fishing license fees will be waived these days for residents and out-of-state visitors; enjoy fishing inland and Great Lakes. All fishing regulations still apply. For complete details read more on Michigan's DNR free fishing weekend

Free Michigan ORV Days
June 8-9 & Aug  (dates TBD), 2024


Riders have access to ALL of Michigan's 4,000 miles of off-road trails! All other ORV rules and laws still apply, and the Recreation Passport is required where applicable. Mark your calendars for June & August this year!

NOTE: the Recreation Passport entry fee is waived (you can enter all state parks and boating access sites for free). Get more information on Michigan's free ORV weekend.

Iron County Michigan free weekend for fishing, atv, and park access
Three Free Weekend
June 8-9, 2024


Michigan residents and nonresidents: fish, ATV, and visit state parks and boating access sites - FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived - fish both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish. ATV - legally ride without buying an ORV/ATV license or trail permit.

Michigan Free Snowmobiling
Check back on dates for next year!

This is your weekend to explore over 100 miles of trails in Iron County or 6,000 miles of Michigan DNR-designated snowmobile trails, public roads/lands, legally, without without a snowmobile registration or trail permit (normally required).

All license/permit requirments will be waived these days for residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy and experience our great state. Other snowmobile rules and regulations still apply; recreation passport required where applicable. For complete details read more on Michigan's DNR free snowmobile weekend

ICLA snowmobiling

Explore Iron County Michigan
Trails, Lakes, and Rivers!

See a list of our local lodging & book your rooms today! Check us out and you'll see why this free weekend will make you want to come back for more! 


Blog updated 6/24

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Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.