• Closures and detours may take place due to improvement projects, repairs and weather-related events. Bookmark this page and find information on temporary closures and trail detours in Michigan Department of Natural Resources facilities, including state-designated trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds. Information on intermittent closures may not be posted.

Boating Access Closures

  • Boat ramp at East Houghton Lake boating access site temporarily closed to vehicles

    The East Houghton Lake boating access site ramp, which provides access to Houghton Lake and is located in Markey Township (Roscommon County), temporarily is closed to vehicles after a DNR survey determined the combination of vehicle traffic and ice likely caused the ramp planks to lift. There are two alternate boating access sites available for vehicle access. DNR construction crews will make repairs as soon as weather and conditions allow. (updated 3/9/2018)

  • Jewell Road boating access site to close mid-August through Dec. 1 for major site renovation

    The Jewell Road boating access site, which accesses Mullett Lake and is located in Cheboygan County, temporarily will close due to a major site renovation that will begin Monday, Aug. 14. The project is slated to be completed by May 2018 at the latest. (1/31/18)

Campground and Park Closures

Trail Closures

  • DNR details holiday snowmobile trail closures

    Snowmobile trails in several counties have been closed in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. A full list of closures and the latest updates can be found at Despite the closures, numerous trails remain open and ready to ride. (updated 12/21/2017)

  • Section of Snowmobile Trail No. 1 temporarily closed (Ontonagon County)

    The north end of this trail is closed due to logging activity starting from the intersection of Trail No. 100 to Trail No. 8 (basically west side of Lake Gogebic). Lodges and cottages on the southwest side of the lake will remain accessible. Trail UP100 is closed between Trails UP1 and UP13 at the south end of Lake Gogebic due to logging on private lands in Gogebic County. Trail UP13 is closed on the north east side of Lake Gogebic due to logging on private lands.  Access to trail UP8 is via county roads in Ontonagon County. (updated 3/7/2018)

  • DNR closes section of snowmobile trail in Marquette County for bridge repair

    A section of this main east-west snowmobile connector route in the region is closed between Champion and the Baraga Plains for a bridge beam replacement project. The bridge is scheduled to be re-opened in mid-January. Alternative routes are available to the north (Trail No. 5 to Trail No. 14) or south (Trail No. 5 to Trail No. 18). Access to Michigamme, Nestoria and Three Lakes will be available only from the west. (updated 12/15/2017)

  • Missaukee Junction ORV Trail in Wexford County temporarily closed

    As a result of multiple active timber harvests taking place adjacent to the trail, a temporary closure of the 14.5-mile Missaukee Junction ORV Trail is anticipted to take place through spring 2018. The trail is located in the Cadillac Forest Management Unit, just two miles north of Cadillac in Wexford County. (updated 12/11/2017)

  • Portion of North Central State Trail will be re-routed for bridge replacement

    The North Central State Trail (or Snowmobile Trail No. 9) is now open for snowmobile traffic. A temporary bridge has been placed over the Little Black River, just north of Cheboygan to allow travel for snowmobiles on Trail No. 9. The temporary bridge is significantly narrower than the surrounding corridor, but allows snowmobiles to travel on the designated corridor and avoid the reroute on city streets. Signs and other indicators have been posted near the temporary structure to remind riders to exercise caution when crossing. (Updated 1/31/2018)

  • Expect temporary closures along Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in Mecosta and Osceola counties

    Upcoming maintenance projects in preparation for the snowmobile season will mean temporary closures along the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in Mecosta and Osceola counties. (updated 11/3/18)

  • Lake Okonoka restoration efforts under way at Belle Isle; temporary closures to take place

    Anticipated temporary closures during construction include temporary closure to the Nashua Trail canal crossing near Woodside Drive; bridge and culvert construction will require traffic to be redirected from The Strand onto Woodside Drive beginning this winter and lasting until spring 2018, and upon completion of construction on The Strand, construction work will begin on Woodside Drive. (updated 10/26/2017)

  • Snowmobile Trails No. 11N and 11S (Gogebic County)

    Trail No. 11N is closed due to a loss of private land access permission. A reroute is being sought. (updated 3/7/2018)

  • Snowmobile Trails No. 487, 'Skyline' No. 489 (Crawford, Roscommon counties)

    The trail is closed due to loss of connectivity. Trail sponsors and the DNR are working to establish a new connection. (updated 12/20/2017)

Other Closures

  • Copper Harbor Lighthouse tours unavailable

    The boat tour from Copper Harbor State Marina to the Copper Harbor Lighthouse is closed due to the absence of a contractor. The Copper Harbor lighthouse is located on state park land; however, the area between Fort Wilkins Historic State Park and the lighthouse is situated on private land and passage between the two is NOT allowed. (updated 6/2/2017)

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