Launching and landing of powerless hang gliders and paragliders is permitted at the following areas:
Effective May 1, 2023, the procedure to obtain a hang gliding or paragliding permit will change. Pilots will no longer be able to obtain a permit at the Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center Information Desk.
To obtain a permit, pilots must apply for a permit through the Permits Office. Pilots should be prepared to apply for their permit during the Permit’s Office business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm). Contacting the Permits Coordinator at 231-326-4741 ahead of time to ensure staff are on duty is advisable.
Transporting equipment to launch sites will be done by hand carry on established trails.
Standards established by the U.S. Hang Gliding Association apply, as well as all applicable laws and regulations imposed by Federal and other governmental agencies. These include:
Last updated: March 23, 2023