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    I am new here, excuse me if this has been answered but I don't really find it in a search. CC or OC in a Michigan State Park seems to be a subjet that is as clear as mud. The newest regs I can read from the State Park rules still states pistols can be carried but only if not loaded. I find refernce to PA129, PA130 and mcl324.43510 and mcl324.504 which seem to state the CC or OC is legal with CPL. State Park rules never updated to reflect this? I am asking in regards to campgrounds, hiking/biking trails ect. not shooting or hunting areas.

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    I guess I should ask if anyone has had any issues after OC or CC in a park. Don't need to be hassled and I wish to be in compliance with the laws/rules

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    gasgasmi wrote:
    I guess I should ask if anyone has had any issues after OC or CC in a park. Don't need to be hassled and I wish to be in compliance with the laws/rules

    If you have a CPL you can OC or CC in a state park. If you do not have a CPL you can OC in a state park as long as you are not attempting to take game or discharge your firearm in an area not open to hunting/Target shooting (campground proper).

    Also as you may know you can carry OC (CC with CPL) in all national and state forests, as well as National parks without a CPL.

    We have had participants from this forum OC in state parks without incident.

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    Most of the state parks have not updated their posted rules of conduct. This does not mean that you would be breaking the law by carrying there. Venator summed it up pretty well. I carry openly on all sorts of state owned lands, and have never had a problem with the DNR.

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    ooops.
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    warrior1978 wrote: If you are referring to the firearm ban, that's outdated as this has been addressed by a new statute. You can now possess loaded handguns in state parks and campgrounds.

    324.504 Department of natural resources; rules for protection and preservation of lands and property; duties of department; report; applicability of subsections (2) and (3) to commercial forestland; certain rules prohibited; orders; violation as civil infraction; fine.
    Sec. 504.

    (1) The department shall promulgate rules to protect and preserve lands and other property under its control from depredation, damage, or destruction or wrongful or improper use or occupancy.

    (2) Subject to subsection (4), the department shall do all of the following:

    (a) Keep land under its control open to hunting unless the department determines that the land should be closed to hunting because of public safety, fish or wildlife management, or homeland security concerns or as otherwise required by law.

    (b) Manage land under its control to support and promote hunting opportunities to the extent authorized by law.

    (c) Manage land under its control to prevent any net decrease in the acreage of such land that is open to hunting.

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), by April 1, 2010 and each year thereafter, the department shall submit to the legislature a report that includes all of the following:

    (a) The location and acreage of land under its control previously open to hunting that the department closed to hunting during the 1-year period ending the preceding March 1, together with the reasons for the closure.

    (b) The location and acreage of land under its control previously closed to hunting that the department opened to hunting during the 1-year period ending the preceding March 1 to compensate for land closed to hunting under subdivision (a).

    (4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to commercial forestland as defined in section 51101.

    (5) This section does not authorize the department to promulgate a rule that applies to commercial fishing except as otherwise provided by law.

    (6) The department shall not promulgate or enforce a rule that prohibits an individual who is licensed or exempt from licensure under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435, from carrying a pistol in compliance with that act, whether concealed or otherwise, on property under the control of the department.

    (7) The department shall issue orders necessary to implement rules promulgated under this section. These orders shall be effective upon posting.

    (8 ) A person who violates a rule promulgated under this section or an order issued under this section is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00.
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