closures

  • 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

  • Newaygo State Park boating access site unavailable due to low water caused by construction to the dam

    Currently the water level of the Hardy Pond is extremely low due to construction on the Hardy Dam. As a result, the boat launch within Newaygo State Park is not usable due to the low water level. Construction on the dam is expected to wrap up on May 23 at which point the water will slowly rise. The water level is expected to be back to normal by the second weekend in June, as long as there are no delays in construction. (updated 5/16/18)

  • Oman Creek boating access site, Black River Harbor, and Saxon Harbor to close for renovations
    The Oman Creek boating access site located in Gogebic County will temporarily close for improvements beginning May 21. It is anticipated the project will be completed by June 29, 2018. In addition, Saxon Harbor in Iron County, Wisconsin, will be closed for repairs and improvements lasting the entire 2018 boating season beginning May 15. Black River Harbor will be closed until further notice. Alternative access is available at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and at Chequamegon Bay in Ashland County, Wisconsin. (updated 5/10/18)
  • Grand Lake boating access site to temporarily close for site improvements

    The Grand Lake boating access site located in Presque Isle County and administered by the Michigan DNR will temporarily close for site improvements beginning Monday, May 14. The project, which is anticipated to take two weeks, will involve construction of a new boat ramp to improve access to the lake. The boat launch is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. (updated 5/9/18)

  • Whitmore Lake boating access site in Livingston County temporarily closed

    The Whitmore Lake boating access site (Livingston County) has temporarily closed for site improvements. The launch ramp will temporarily re-open between Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 13. The launch ramp will close again on Monday, May 14 and it is estimated it will reopen around Memorial Day. Boaters who want to access the site when open for use should enter from Northshore Drive. (updated 5/3/18)

  • 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

  • Fort Custer Recreation Area beach closed for maintenance

    The swimming beach at Fort Custer Recreation Area will be closed May 21-22 and May 29-31 due to proactive cleanup efforts by the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, the east loop of the modern campground will be temporarily closed through July 9 for electrical improvements. (upated 5/21/18)

  • Bay City State Park to temporarily close entrance road for one day

    A one-day closure of the entrance road to Bay City State Park in Bay County is slated to take place either Tuesday, May 1, or Wednesday, May 2, for needed road repairs. Vehicle access to the park will not be available in the parking lot that day. Alternatively, there is limited parking available in the service center lot. Visitors will have to walk across the street and walk down the entrance road. (updated 4/30/2018)

  • Fort Custer Recreation Area east loop (#111 - #219; both mini cabins) closed for electrical upgrades

    The east loop of the Fort Custer Recreation Area campground (campsites #111 - #219 and both mini cabins) will be closed through July 9 for a much-anticipated upgrade to the electrical system. Improvements will include the addition of an electrical pedestal at each campsite. Twenty sites will be upgraded to 50-amp service. (updated 3/20/2018)

  • Grand Mere State Park's main parking lot closed

    The main parking lot at Grand Mere State Park is closed due to South Lake flooding. It will be re-opened as soon as the flooding subsides.

  • Holland State Park's Lake Macatawa Campground temporarily closed for site improvements

    The Lake Macatawa Campground located in Holland State Park in Ottawa County has closed for a site improvement project, which includes repaving campground roads, parking lots and the sanitation station; and adding five new campsites and modified water spigots to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The anticipated reopening date is May 10, 2018. (updated 1/30/2018)

  • Lakeport State Park temporarily closes handful of campsites and cabins for electrical updates

    Due to electrical improvements, Lakeport State Park's south campground (sites 301-356), north campground NW quadrant (sites 48-66, 98-126) cedar mini cabin, white pine mini cabin, group campground and are all closed for the remainder of the season. (updated 10/9/2017)

Trail Closures

  • Section of Bill Nicholls ORV trail in Ontonagon County temporarily closed

    Due to a large washout, the DNR has been working to repair the Bill Nicholls ORV Trail between Donken to Toivola in Houghton County. A temporary fix is in place and UTVs and ORVs are now able to get through the area. There are no full-size vehicles are not permitted until a pemanent repair is in place. Updates on the project will be posted on this site. Users are asked to use caution when riding in the damaged area. (updated 5/21/18)

  • 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. 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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