Construction work set for F.J. McLain State Park

Agency: Natural Resources

July 12, 2018

A new toilet and shower building has been completed at F.J. McLain State Park in Houghton County and is open for use. Meanwhile, construction crews are continuing to work on a new section of campground at the park.

Lake Superior erosion at the park over the past few years forced the closure of some campsites and other features at the park. A plan was developed, with input from the public, on shifting some of the park's layout and making numerous improvements to equip the park for the future.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources park staffers anticipate the new campground sites will be available to use starting with the 2019 camping season. Work on a new campground entrance at the park is scheduled to begin Aug. 1.

In addition, F.J. McLain State Park will be undergoing a major construction project starting in September 2018. A variety of safety concerns will force the DNR to close the campground during that time. Consequently, no new camping reservations will be made for camping between Sept. 4 to Nov. 11, 2018.

"We thank visitors for their patience and understanding as we undergo these park improvement projects," said Jamie Metheringham, unit supervisor at the park. "We anticipate these renovations will enhance the park visitor experience and provide facilities campers can enjoy for years to come."