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  • Closures and detours may take place due to improvement projects, repairs and weather-related events. Bookmark this page and find information on temporary closures and trail detours in Michigan Department of Natural Resources facilities, including state-designated trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds. Information on intermittent closures may not be posted.

Boating Access Closures

  • Big Twin boating access site temporarily closed (Kalkaska County)

    Big Twin boating access site in Kalkaska County is temporarily closed due to flooding. The DNR will continue to monitor the site on a regular basis. (updated 4/9/20)

  • Dutchman's Bay boating access site temporarily closed (Charlevoix County)
    The Dutchman’s Bay boating access site, located on Lake Charlevoix in Charlevoix County, has temporarily closed because of safety concerns due to ice damage to the ramp and staging area over the winter. The address is 10301 5th St. in Charlevoix. There are two alternative boating access sites. (updated 4/6/20)
  • Big Lake boating access site temporarily closed (Allegan County)

    Big Lake boating access site in Allegan County is temporarily closed due to flooding. The DNR will continue to monitor the site on a regular basis. (updated 4/6/20)

  • Wixom Lake Boating Access Site temporarily closed (Gladwin County)

    The Wixom Lake boating access site in Edenville, located north of Midland, is experiencing low water levels due to dam operations. The boating access site will remain closed until water returns to normal depths. (updated 3/19/20)

  • Lake 27 and Lake Manuka boating access sites temporarily closed (Otsego County)

    Lake 27 and Lake Manuka boating access sites in Otsego County are temporarily closed due to impacts caused by high water. The DNR will continue to monitor the site on a regular basis. (updated 3/5/20)

  • Ocqueoc Rivermouth boating access site temporarily closed due to high water levels (Presque Isle County)

    Ocqueoc Rivermouth boating access site in Presque Isle County is temporarily closed due to high water levels. The area is still open to fishing if anglers access the area by walking down the road or using the stairs. (updated 3/5/20)

  • Eagle Lake boating access site temporarily closed due to high water (Kalamazoo County)

    Eagle Lake boating access site (Kalamazoo County) is temporarily closed due to impacts caused by high water. The DNR will continue to monitor the site on a regular basis. (updated 3/4/20)

  • Decker's Landing boating access site and Snooks boating access sites temporarily closed (St. Clair County)

    Both Decker’s Landing and Snooks boating access sites (St. Clair County) are partially or fully under water due to high water levels. As a result, both boating access sites are temporarily closed until water levels subside. (updated 3/4/20)

  • Clinton River Cut-Off boating access site will close temporarily March 1 to April 11 for maintenance (Macomb County)

    Clinton River Cut-Off boating access site in Macomb County will be closed March 1 to April 11, 2020 for maintenance. The DNR encourages boaters to use alternative boating access sites, including the Harley Ensign and Selfridge boating access sites. (updated 3/4/20)

  • Bankson Lake boating access site temporarily closed due to high water (Van Buren County)

    Due to high water, Bankson Lake boating access site (Van Buren County) is temporarily closed due to impacts caused by high water. The site will likely remain closed through 2020. (updated 3/4/20)

  • Skegemog Lake boating access site temporarily closed July 6-Sept. 1 (Kalkaska County)

    Skegemog Lake boating access site in Kalkaska County is getting a facelift. As a result, the boating access site will be closed July 6 to Sept. 1 to pave the parking lot, create a wider entrance and creat more parking. (udpdated 2/15/20)

  • Finn & Feather boating access site temporarily closed (Huron County)

    Due to high water, the Finn & Feather boating access site (Huron County) is temporarily closed for the safety of boaters and visitors. The high water makes it impossible to know what's road or lake. The site will remain closed until the water has receded. (updated 3/9/20)

  • Dewey Lake boating access site temporarily closed (Cass County)

    Dewey Lake boating access site, located in Cass County, has temporarily closed due to the rising water level. The site will be reopened once the water recedes. (updated 3/9/20)

  • Morrow Pond boating access site temporarily closed through spring 2020 due to lake lowering

    STS Hydropower, LLC is conducting a 13-foot drawdown of Morrow Lake (Township of Comstock) to conduct required maintenance activities. Activities will include the repair or replacement of two spillway gates at the Morrow Dam. The lake level is being lowered at a rate of approximately 6 inches per day (weather permitting) and will remain at the lower level for an estimated 4-month period. The lowered condition of the lake is uncommon, and as such, the public is advised to keep away from all lake banks because there is a possibility of boaters and/or pets getting stuck or mired in the exposed silt. As a result, the Morrow Pond boating access site is temporarily closed through spring 2020. If you have any questions, please email bob.gates@eaglecreekre.com. (updated 11/13/19)

  • High water and wave action force temporary closure at Rockport State Recreation Area's boating access site (Alpena County)

    The boating access site at Rockport Recreation Area (Alpena County) has temporarily closed due to navigation barriers caused by high water and wave action in Lake Huron. Boats aren't able to safely get in or out of the outlet because rocks and other debris are continually being pushed into the area adjacent to the inlet. The DNR anticipates that the boating access site will remain closed through spring 2020 when a solution is identified and can be implemented. (updated 3/13/20)

  • Construction staging taking place at Whites Bridge boating access site, parking may be limited during workday

    The Whites Bridge boating access site will remain open during construction of a new replica covered bridge. Although the access road, parking area and turn-around will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the assembly of the 118-foot-long timber trusses, there are alternative access points. Parking may be limited during the workday, but should be adequate evenings and weekends. Construction is slated for completion in spring 2020. Please carpool as much as possible. (updated 1/7/20)

  • Culvert washout forces closure of boating access sites (Dickinson County)

    A temporary re-route has been constructed to again allow public access to the East and West pond boating access sites in the Groveland Mine area. A permanent fix is anticipated to take place soon. This reroute will allow for public access in the interim. (Updated 10/16/19).

  • Presque Isle State Harbor restaurant closed for season

    The restaurant will be closed for the remainder of the season for renovations and upgrades and is slated to reopen in spring 2020 under new management. (updated 9/26/19)

  • Harlow Lake fishing pier at Little Presque Isle temporarily closed (Marquette County)

    The Harlow Lake fishing pier at Little Presque Isle, located north of Marquette, was damaged severely when weather changes produced fluctuating water levels this past winter. The fishing pier will remain closed until funding is secured and it can be repaired. (updated 1/8/20)

Trail Closures

  • DNR temporarily closes snowmobile trail on Drummond Island in Chippewa County

    A section of snowmobile trail UP493 on Drummond Island is temporarily closed due to a mining operation. During this closure, snowmobilers will be required to trailer their sleds onto the island and into the business district for staging. While there are no alternative routes available, approximately 60 miles of snowmobile trails will remain open on Drummond Island. (updated 3/12/20)

  • Temporary Closure Beaver Creek Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (Crawford County)

    As a result of multiple active timber harvests taking place adjacent to the Beaver Creek ORV Trail, a temporary closure along a segment of the trail is in place between Military and Fletcher roads. The section of trail is closed to allow for large logging equipment, which can make the trail unsafe for riders. Trail traffic can utilize the ORV route or local county roads to bypass the area. View closure map. (Updated 3/3/20)

  • Tawas State Park's Point-Sandy Hook Nature Trail temporarily closed due to high water

    Please be advised that portions of Tawas State Park's Point-Sandy Hook Nature Trail are closed due to high-water levels. Associated closures can be viewed in the trail map. (updated 2/21/20)

  • Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park detour in Rockford

    There will be a temporary closure along the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in Rockford through March or April 2020. Please follow the signed detour. (updated 1/13/2020)

  • East end of North Country Trail temporarily closed in Craig Lake State

    The North Country Trail is closed on the east side of the suspension bridge at Craig Lake State Park due to safety issues at two of the bridges further east. The trail around the lake is still accessible; however; the east side of park is temporarily closed. In addition, campsites #15 and #16 are closed. (updated 9/11/19)

  • North Country National Scenic Trail bridge temporarily closed on east end of Craig Lake (Baraga County)

    A bridge along the North Country National Scenic Trail located on the east end of Craig Lake State Park in Baraga County is temporarily closed due to much-needed repairs. The timeline for completing repairs is uncertain; however, staff is working diligently on a solution. (updated 7/24/19)

  • Segment of Snowmobile Trail 76 / Indian River ORV Route (Cheboygan County) temporarily closed

    A segment of Snowmobile Trail 76 / Indian River ORV Route between Wildwood and Reams roads is closed due to high water and washouts. Specifically, the segment is located in Cheboygan County (south of Indian River- T34N R3W Section 9).  Trail traffic can utilize local county roads to bypass the area. Staff is currently assessing the area for a potential reroute. (updated 7/2/19)

  • Portion of the Caberfae MCCCT Trail temporarily closed

    A portion of the Caberfae MCCCT Trail in Wexford County is temporarily closed due to several large tree blow downs caused by a storm in August 2018. The trail is closed from W 46 Road north to W 40 Road. The remainder of the trail is open after all the debris was cleared. The DNR is currently working with U.S. Forest Service to approve re-routes. View trail closure map. (updated 5/22/19)

  • Missaukee Junction ORV Trail in Wexford County temporarily closed

    As a result of multiple active timber harvests taking place adjacent to the Missaukee Junction ORV Trail, a temporary closure is in place. Sections of the trail are intermittently closed to allow for large logging equipment, which can make the trail unsafe for riders. The trail is located in the Cadillac Forest Management Unit, just two miles north of Cadillac in Wexford County. (updated 3/13/20)

  • Trail updates for the Keweenaw Peninsula

    Severe damage occurred over Houghton County trails in June/July 2018 when major storms struck Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The damage forced numerous trail closures. The DNR and partnering agencies have worked to reopen several trail segments, although a few ORV trails are still impacted. Users are encouraged to visit the Interactive ORV Route & Trail Maps for details of affected trails. Overall, ORV trail connectivity remains open between Houghton and Copper Harbor. (updated 4/23/19)

  • Michigan Cross-Country Cycle Trail closures (Charlevoix and Oscoda counties)

    There are closures to the MCCCT in both Charlevoix and Oscoda counties due to recent weather conditions. (updated 9/24/18)

  • Evart Cycle Trail closed for cleanup of debris

    The Evart Cycle Trail, located in the Northern Lower Peninsula, is still temporarily closed becuase of storm damage. It's unknown when the trail will re-open. (updated 3/13/20)

Campground and Park Closures

  • Popular berm at Milliken State Park & Harbor temporarily closed for erosion controls

    The DNR will be making improvements to the berm located at Milliken State Park & Harbor. Due to the popularity of this park feature, there are issues associated with erosion. In order to make much-needed improvements, the berm will be closed from the end of February through July 2020. We understand the popularity of this feature, and your patience is appreciated.(updated 2/14/20)

  • Young State Park campground closures

    Due to high ground water levels, several campsites at Young State Park have been closed for the foreseeable future. The impacted sites are # 20, 21, 24-30, 52-62, 135-137, 139, 153, 155, 157, 159, 172, 174, 176, 178, 181-189.

  • Wilderness State Park's East Lakeshore Campground closed for 2020 season

    Due to a redevelopment project, the East Lakeshore Campground (sites 1 through 75) will be closed for the 2020 camping season. Users of the West Lakeshore Campground can expect additional noise and dust associated with construction activities and heavy equipment operation during the approved work period (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily). (updated 1/21/20)

  • Temporary campground closures at Rifle River Recreation Area this fall

    Due to a road improvement project, Rifle River Recreation Area's Grousehaven Campground (modern) will be closed Sept. 8 to Oct. 15, 2020. In addition, the Devoe, Ranch, Spruce and group-use rustic campgrounds will be closed Aug. 10 to Sept. 3 and Sept. 21 to Oct. 15. Cabin users will need to utilize the south entrance gate Sept. 30 to Oct. 15. (updated 1/23/20)

  • Handful of campsites closed at Leelanau State Park due to high water

    Due to flooding that occurred in Leelanau State Park this past fall, a portion of the campground road is closed. As a result, a handful of campsites are temporarily closed until the situation can be evaluated this spring. The campsites will be monitored and if the situation changes the sites will open back up, if appropriate. (updated 1/14/20)

  • Traverse City State Park campground temporarily closed, reopening May 20

    The Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park campground has temporarily closed to accommodate the construction of a new toilet/shower building and full electrical upgrade. At this time, the campground is planned to reopen May 20. Advance camping reservations will open Feb. 14. Please be aware that construction will still be ongoing in parts of the campground until both projects are completed. (updated 1/29/20)

  • Beechwood Campground closures at Ludington State Park

    A portion of the Ludington's Beechwood Campground (middle and back areas) will close during the 2020 camping season for site improvements. Improvements will include the construction of a new bathhouse building in the back of the campground and overall electrical improvements. In addition, due to high-water levels along Lake Michigan and high ground water levels, the Jack Pine campground is closed for the foreseeable future. (updated 1/13/2020)

  • Fisherman's Island State Park closures prompted by high water

    High-water levels and storm damage have temporarily closed the southern portion of the northernmost access road located off Bell's Bay Road. As a result, the day-use area and sites #36-80 in the rustic campground are temporarily closed until the road can be evaluated in the spring. (updated 1/13/2020)

  • Handful of lakefront campsites closed due to high water levels at Harrisville State Park

    Due to extremely high water levels on Lake Huron (which are forecasted to be higher next year), a handful of lakefront sites (currently less than 10) have temporarily closed. We're working to find a way to secure and protect these impacted sites. Park staff will be monitoring water levels and any impacts it may have on these campsites. If necessary, additional closures may be announced. (updated 1/14/2020)

  • A portion of The Strand (Belle Isle Park's perimeter road) temporarily closed

    A portion of the east end of The Strand (Belle Isle's perimeter road), located between the Athletic Shelter and the Lake Okonoka Bridge, will temporarily close through May 1,2020 for construction of a box culvert. This 10-foot-square box culvert will be installed on the park's south shore that will allow native fish passage back into the Detroit River from Blue Heron Lagoon and Lake Okonoka. Park visitors should expect the following: 1) traffic will be rerouted onto Central Avenue and 2) Woodside Drive will be closed to through traffic. (updated 3/4/2020)

  • Petoskey State Park Dunes Campground to close for electrical upgrades fall 2020 through spring 2021

    The Dunes Campground at Petoskey State Park will be closed Sept. 8, 2020 through the end of May 2021 (tentative) for electrical system updgrades. Tannery Creek Campground will remain open. (updated 1/12/20)

  • High water levels affect advance reservations at Muskegon's State Park's Channel Campground

    ​Due to recent flooding and continued rising water levels on the Great Lakes, Muskegon State Park's Channel Campground won't open for advance reservations during the 2020 camping season. (Updated 11/25/19)

  • Portions of Sleepy Hollow State Park's campground temporarily closed for electrical updates

    The modern campground at Sleepy Hollow State Park will temporarily close for a major electrical upgrade project in 2020. As a result, campsites #1 through #100 will be closed April 10- July 31. (updated 10/17/19)

  • Majority of Andrus Lake State Forest Campground temporarily closed due to flooding

    The majority of Andrus Lake State Forest Campground is temporarily closed due to high water levels on the east side of the campground. The area is still muddy and the DNR will monitor the area as spring progresses. It's anticipated that the area may flood again due to impacts caused by high water. (updated 3/5/20)

  • A portion of Lakeport State Park's South Campground temporarily closed for site improvements

    A portion of Lakeport State Park's South Campground (sites 301-356) and the White Pine and Cedar cabins are closed for construction of a new restroom building. It's anticipated to reopen in spring 2020. (updated 1/8/20)

Snowmobile Trail Closures

  • Snowmobile Season ended March 31, 2020

    The snowmobiling season ended March 31, 2020. Trails are not being groomed or maintained.

  • Snowmobile trail reports (ongoing)

    Snowmobile reports are hosted by a number of third parties and provide helpful information on trail conditions.

  • Trail updates for the Keweenaw Peninsula

    Severe damage occurred over Houghton County trails in June/July 2018 when major storms struck Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The damage forced numerous trail closures. The DNR and partnering agencies have worked to reopen several trail segments, although a few ORV trails are still impacted. Users are encouraged to visit the Interactive ORV Route & Trail Maps for details of affected trails. Overall, ORV trail connectivity remains open between Houghton and Copper Harbor. (updated 4/23/19)

Other Closures

  • Lapeer Pit shooting range closed Nov. 26-Aug. 31 for renovations and improvements

    The  Lapeer Pit shooting range in Lapeer County, located within Lapeer State Game Area, will be closed from Nov. 26, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2020 for renovations and improvements. The site will be closed to public use and entry for the duration of construction. Lapeer State Game Area also will be closed to target shooting for the duration of construction. (updated 11/22/19)

  • Nayanquing Point wildlife viewing tower to close for improvements

    The popular wildlife viewing tower at Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in Bay County will be closed for improvements from mid-November through mid-April. The tower is located at the end of East Kitchen Road and overlooks the East Marsh, Wildlife Refuge Area and Saginaw Bay. Barring weather delays, the viewing tower should reopen in plenty of time for wildlife viewers, birders and photographers to enjoy the spring bird migration. (updated 11/13/19)

  • Copper Harbor Lighthouse tours unavailable

    The boat tour from Copper Harbor State Marina to the Copper Harbor Lighthouse is closed due to the absence of a contractor. The Copper Harbor lighthouse is located on state park land; however, the area between Fort Wilkins Historic State Park and the lighthouse is situated on private land and passage between the two is NOT allowed. (updated 6/7/2019)

Other Updates

  • Reedsburg Dam repairs project update in Missaukee County

    The Reedsburg Dam repair project in Missaukee County will halt for the winter and commence in spring 2020. The project is more than 90 percent complete, and all work at the water level has been completed. This means that the water levels will likely be restored sometime in the spring. At this time, there are sections of the dam that are restriced to the public. (updated 11/14/2019)

  • DTE Energy Foundation Trail parking lot intermittently will close to minimize activity when erosive trail conditions exist

    The trail parking lot intermittently will close when erosive trail conditions exist due to wet weather and there is a need to minimize activity along the trail. Updates will be available at https://www.facebook.com/dtetrail. (updated Jan. 25, 2017)