Snow Tubing at Hawk Island


NEW THIS YEAR... Snow tubing tickets will be available to purchase online.  Due to limited capacity, all visitors must purchase a timed-entry ticket online before arriving at the park. This is to help limit the number of people on the hill and to promote social distancing. Also new this year, we have designated times for sessions.  Masks are required.

Click the following link for: ONLINE TICKET SALES 

PUBLIC SESSIONS (2 hours blocks, start time is listed)
Thursday sessions: 3:30pm, 5:45pm
Friday sessions: 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm
Weekend sessions: 8:00am, 10:15am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm(only Saturday)

Thursday sessions: 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Friday sessions: 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
Weekends: 8:00am, 10:15am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm(only Saturday)

PRIVATE RESERVATION TIMES (2 hour blocks, start time is listed)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 3:30pm, 5:45pm

Mondays: 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesdays: 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Thursdays: 11:15am, 1:30pm
Fridays: 12:30pm

Mondays: 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Tuesdays: 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm
Thursdays: 11:15am, 1:30pm
Fridays: 12:30pm

Great family fun during the winter months! Groomed specifically for snow tubing, riders will speed down one of many thrilling 16 ft wide sculpted snow lanes as you drop 50-60 feet over a course of 500-600 feet. A magic carpet uphill conveyor lift transports riders to the top of the hill. Snow making machines are used to extend the time the snow tubing hill can be used. Please note that although there is not a specific age requirement, all riders must be able to exit the snow tubes on their own after reaching the bottom of the hill. After tubing, warm up by one of our outdoor fires with a hot chocolate and s'mores from our snack bar located in the ticketing area. Hawk Island has a small concession area offering hot chocolate, coffee, pop, candy, and chips ~Concession closed for the 2020-2021 season~ .  Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee at Hawk Island.

Snow Tubing Hill Fees
Per person – 2 hours (adults and children) $10
Group Rate – 2 hours (4+ people) (per person) $8
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Checks, or Cash are accepted

County staff reserve the right to cancel reservations due to weather or unsafe conditions on our tubing hill – if that is the case, a refund will be issued.
Tubing session purchases may be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours (72 hours for a holiday) prior to the original session start time by contacting our parks office via phone (517-676-2233) or email (  All sales are final within 48 hours of your original purchased session.  Tubing tickets are non-transferable and not eligible for resale. 

View Current Winter Sports Conditions

Normal Operational Hours
(Weather permitting)
Monday - Thursday: CLOSED (Unless open for holiday hours or by reservation-see below)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: See above for session times.

Holiday Hours
(Weather permitting)
Martin Luther King Day: See above for session times
President’s Day: See above for session times

General Tubing Park Rules

  • One person per tube
  • There is no age restriction, however, participants must be able to stand with their own tube and exit the lift area in a timely manner
  • Ride only in designated tubing lanes
  • Multiple tubes can go downhill together if conditions permit
  • Use of hill when closed is prohibited
  • All participants must have a tubing ticket and sign a liability waiver
  • Tubing on rental tubes only
  • Stay seated when tubing downhill
  • Pay attention to staff
  • IMPORTANT: Immediately clear out the stopping area when your ride is over to avoid approaching tubes

Magic Carpet Lift Rules

  • Riders must stay standing at all times
  • Stand single file
  • Hold strap of your tube
  • Pay attention to staff
  • Observe all signs
  • Stay on belt until you have reached unloading area
  • Promptly exit belt at the top of the lift

Non-Operational Rates & Reservations
Large groups can make reservations during non-operational hours in order to avoid long waits on the lift system.

The snow tubing hill is closed Monday - Thursday and Fridays until 4pm unless arrangements are made at least seven days in advance to reserve the hill or unless we are open for holiday hours. There is a fee to reserve the hill in addition to the daily per person fee. A minimum group size of 25 is required to make a reservation. The hill is only available for reservation for the below hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm and 8pm-10pm
Saturday: 8pm-10pm
Sunday & Holidays: NOT available for reservations

Non-Operational hours reservation: 2 hours for reserving hill: $305 for a minimum required pre-paid group size of 25 people, plus the per person group rate fee of $8.00 per person for any additional guests past the pre-paid 25 people.

Cancellations will be permitted up to 48 hours prior to event. At that time, the reservation is subject to a $26 administrative cancellation fee. If you have to cancel after the deadline there will be no refund issued.
County staff may also cancel reservations due to weather or unsafe conditions on tubing hill – if that is the case a refund will be issued.

Please call 517-676-2233 between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday to make a reservation

(Click HERE for a Release of Liability Waiver which must be signed and turned in by each participant when you arrive at the park)

Payment with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express is required at the time of reserving.


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