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Silver Lake ORV area expected to open on June 3

Silver Lake ORV area
Posted at 1:05 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 13:05:10-04

(WXYZ) — The Silver Lake State Park ORV Area is expected to open on June 3 after delaying its opening due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The popular ORV scramble area normally opens on April 1, but staff decided in mid-March that the pandemic would cause serious delays.

Preparations for the opening will happen once nonessential work is permitted in the state. Those preps include cleaning and opening bathrooms, hiring and training staff, making changes to reroute dune traffic and more. That work is expected to begin on May 13 and last around three weeks.

Any extension that prohibits non-essential work beyond May 15 may affect the opening date.

People are encouraged to get ORV licenses at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and a recreation passport.

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