DNR to temporarily close Deer Lake State Forest Campground in Iron County

Contact: Dan Dowdy, 906-353-6558
Agency: Natural Resources

June 17, 2019

The Deer Lake State Forest Campground in Iron County, shown here, will be closed temporarily.

The Deer Lake State Forest Campground located in Iron County will temporarily close beginning Tuesday for removal of trees that present a hazard to campers and other visitors.

The campground was included in a larger timber sale area south of Deer Lake. The timber is being cut for prescribed forest management, mainly aspen and spruce/fir regeneration.

During a recent forest inventory, Michigan Department of Natural Resources foresters found dead spruce and fir trees, along with dying birch, in the campground.

Foresters determined these circumstances presented a good opportunity to remove the hazardous trees at the campground and to salvage what value remained in the timber.

The campground will reopen Wednesday, June 26.

For the latest information on this and other DNR closures, visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.