• The DNR and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are highlighting quieter camping options over the Fourth of July weekend. Veterans, pet owners and other visitors can find camping options situated in campground locations that are farther away from traditional fireworks displays.

    Updates for 2020:

    • Overall, state parks will be a little quieter this year due to many local fireworks displays being canceled or postponed.
    • Many people like to swing by some state parks just to catch nearby evening fireworks displays. This year, however, the DNR will close state park day-use areas at 10 p.m. to help reduce crowds.

    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. To make a reservation, visit midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).