Paris Park was Michigan’s second fish-rearing facility when it opened in 1881. This area was selected because of its abundant sources of water and excellent railroad connections, and was a major supplier of salmon and brown trout fingerlings for stocking lakes and rivers. Milk cans painted a distinctive red were shipped throughout the state in railroad baggage cars from 1913 until 1938, when hatchery transport trucks were developed. It continued to operate until 1964, when it was closed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Park Commission acquired it in 1973, refurbished the grounds as a park and opened it in July 1976. Inside the hatchery building is a pictorial history of the site. You can still see (and feed) the trout swimming in the ponds. The old railroad line has become the White Pine Trail and it runs adjacent to the Park. Paris Park is nestled under a broadleaf canopy of trees. Shaded picnic areas surround the trout and waterfowl ponds. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing from our launch site on the Muskegon River.
White Pine Trail Access - For trail information Click Here.
Historic Fish Hatchery
Paris Park offers 66 campsites, 2 group campsites and
There are 2 modern toilet buildings in the park with flush toilets and showers.
All campsites have electrical hook-up and a water outlet.
20 campsites include septic hook-up.
Each campsite contains a picnic table and fire pit.
Vehicle Permits are required for entrance in addition to camping fees.
Pets are allowed at Paris Park.
Park Rules and Regulations
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Paris Park offers the opportunity to rent any of our campsites on a seasonal basis!
If you are interested in becoming a seasonal camper, information can be obtained at the park office during the camping season or by calling the parks administration office at 231-832-3246 during the off season.
Paris Park Photos
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