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Camping in Michigan state parks & recreation areas resumes today

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Posted at 8:48 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 08:55:49-04

(WXYZ) — Camping in Michigan parks and recreation areas resumes June 22, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

“We are excited to open up these resources to visitors again,” said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “We can identify with the passion and enthusiasm people have for these beautiful outdoor spaces, especially during the warmer months, and we’re working hard to make sure everything is ready.”

Camping at the state's state forest campgrounds and overnight stays in DNR-managed harbors resumed June 10.

Dispersed camping on state-managed lands – which allows for greater social distancing and does not involve shared restroom or shower facilities – resumed May 29.

Those interested can book stays in nearly all DNR facilities this summer and into fall. Reservations can be made here.

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