Department of Natural Resources
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to help shape future management at Warren Dunes State Park in Berrien County. The DNR will host an open house Wednesday, Nov. 28, to gather input on the park's draft phase 2 general management plan. The open house will run 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Township Hall, 3220 Shawnee Road in Bridgman.
The phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will assist the DNR in meeting its responsibilities to protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources, and to provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.
The 1,439-acre park provides recreational activities compatible with the park’s natural resources, including 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, a large swimming beach, a critical dunes area and a dedicated natural area. Recreational opportunities include modern and rustic camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing and hunting.
People are welcome to attend at any time during the two-hour period to review components of the draft plan, provide comments and talk to DNR staff. Comments also can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org through Dec. 6.
A link to the draft plan and additional information on the DNR’s management planning process are available at michigan.gov/parkmanagementplans.
For more information, contact Matt Lincoln at 517-284-6111 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired) or via email at email@example.com. Anyone needing accommodations for the meeting should contact Lincoln at least five business days before the meeting.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.
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Warren Dunes State Park (in Berrien County) is known for its expansive shoreline located along Lake Michigan.