Three Michigan state parks to offer floating water parks

- Summer is 12 days away and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is turning three of Michigan's beautiful lakes into floating playscapes.

The Department of Natural Resources announced on Wednesday that three floating playgrounds will open on Lake Michigamme, Bishop Lake, and Heron Beach on May 25 - the Friday before Memorial Day.

Many of the courses will be connected inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers for both kids and adults. Age and height restrictions apply and there is an additional fee for the floating playgrounds, which you should reserve.

For more information about the height and weight requirements, CLICK HERE. Click on the park information below to buy tickets.

All three water parks will open May 25 and include:

Water Warrior Island is located on Lake Michigamme in Van Riper State Park in Marquette County. This floating playground includes 20-foot water slides, rock climbing walls, trampolines, floating walkways and a ninja-warrior-like obstacle course.

Jump Island situated on Bishop Lake within the Brighton Recreation Area in Livingston County, offers the "ultimate inflatable water park experience." The water course includes an inflatable iceberg, inflatable slides, runways and other obstacles that give visitors the ability to balance, walk, run or slide on water.

The WhoaZone on Heron Beach is located at the Holly Recreation Area in Oakland County. The course offers four different routes with four different challenge levels - from easy up to challenging. Visitors can climb, jump, crawl and slide on the gigantic springboard, semi-circle step, the wiggle bridge, half-pipe and more.

A recreation passport is required for entry to most state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and state trailheads.

Watch a preview in the video below or by clicking here.

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