Kensington Metropark

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the best of Michigan’s great outdoors, with Kensington Metropark, one of the most popular parks in Michigan. Kensington’s 4,481 sprawling acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake, and is home to an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl. Kensington Metropark offers a multitude of recreational activities throughout the year, from biking and boating to cross-country skiing and tobogganing. In addition to striking sunrises and sunsets, 1,200-acre Kent Lake offers plenty of fun activities: swim at Martindale or Maple beaches, get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast, or just spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Island Queen II in the summer and fall. Or, enjoy a winter day ice-fishing or skating on frozen lake waters.

This first-class recreational area also features an 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc course, nature center, farm center, beautiful picnic areas and scenic hiking and biking trails for hours of enjoyment. With two and a half million visitors every year Kensington Metropark is a favorite place to enjoy Michigan’s natural treasures. 

A Metroparks Annual Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13
Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Annual
$25
Seniors (62+)
$15
Daily
$5
Joint Permit*
$48
Annual Boats $30
Senior Boats (62+) $15
Daily Boat Launch $5

Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.

Michigan’s $10 Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, allows entry into all Michigan State Parks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system, and requires its own entry permit.

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The 2012 Joint Permit for Huron-Clinton Metroparks and Oakland County Parks offers entry to all parks within both park systems.