Chamber Operations & The Coronavirus
    April 1, 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center will be closed to visitors for the next couple weeks as mandated by Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home Say Safe" order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801 and leave a message. It will be monitored regularly. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan - Winter

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    Name: Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan - Winter
    Date: February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020
    Event Description:

    Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!

    The 2020 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for winter: February 15 & 16 and summer: June 13 & 14. 

    All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

    Many locations around the state hold fun events during the weekend. Check back each year for events happening locally!

    Want to know when future Free Fishing Weekends will be? The Winter weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday of President's Day Weekend and the Summer weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday following the first full week of June.

    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday & Sunday  February 15-16, 2020
    Free fishing Michigan waters - all other regulations apply
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