Michigan is getting a new state park, and it's the first to be managed jointly with a county recreation agency.  It becomes Michigan's 103rd state park.

Public meetings will be scheduled to discuss a management plan that will guide development of the Watkins Lake park.  Officials say recreational opportunities will include hiking, bird watching,

upland hunting and mountain biking.

According to WILX-TV 10, the park will feature open meadows, mixed hardwoods and Watkins Lake, which is popular with waterfowl during fall and spring migration.