Camping in Michigan state parks & recreation areas will resume June 22

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 13:55:08-04

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

Additionally, camping at the state's state forest campgrounds and overnight stays in DNR-managed harbors will resume June 10.

“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.”

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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