Looking for a quieter Fourth of July camping experience this year? Fireworks-Free Fourth of July at several Michigan state parks offer veterans, pet owners and other visitors camping options farther away from traditional community firework displays July 2-6, 2018. The DNR and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency have worked together for the fourth year to coordinate this opportunity.
The DNR cannot guarantee that fireworks will not be set off near the state parks. Aerial fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets are not allowed in Michigan state parks at any time. *Smaller novelty fireworks such as fountains, sparklers and ground spinners are still allowed.
Camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance, which means that the window to reserve these campsites is already here. To make a reservation, visit midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).
The following parks will host Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July (July 2-6):
- Bewabic State Park (Iron County)
- Brighton Recreation Area-Bishop Lake Campground (Livingston County)
- Cheboygan State Park (Cheboygan County)
- Craig Lake State Park (Baraga County)
- Hayes State Park (Lenawee County)
- Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County)
- Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County)
- Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County)
- Sleepy Hollow State Park (Clinton County)
- Tippy Dam Recreation Area (Manistee County)
- Wells State Park (Menominee County)