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Most MDOT roadside parks reopening April 29

LANSING, Mich. ­- Roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will reopen for the season Monday, April 29. 

MDOT maintains 85 roadside parks around the state. Some parks operate seasonally, usually closing in late October and reopening in the spring.

The following roadside parks will remain closed until later this year due to maintenance or construction activities:

Arenac County

  • Omer Roadside Park on US-23

    Calhoun County

  • Burlington Roadside Park on M-60

    Huron County

  • Jenks Roadside Park on M-25

    Newaygo County

  • High Rollway Roadside Park on M-82
  • White River Roadside Park on M-20

Osceola County

  • Tustin Scenic Overlook on US-131

    Sanilac County

  • Lake Huron Roadside Park on M-25 (north section will be open, south section closed)

    Schoolcraft County

  • Thompson Roadside Park on US-2

While most parks are scheduled to be open April 29, motorists should not expect drinking water at all parks to be turned on until sometime later in May, after annual testing and treatment of the park water systems is completed.

A map showing the status of MDOT roadside parks is available on the MDOT website.

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