closures

  • 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.

Trail Closures

  • The Keweenaw ORV route closed between Lac La Belle and Powder House Road

    The Keweenaw ORV route is closed between Lac La Belle and Powder House Road. Logging operations have created unsafe conditions for shared use which has resulted in a temporary closure of the trail. The closure begins two miles east of Lac La Belle Road and continues along S. Mandam LP for about 10 miles. There is no re-route option for connection to Copper Harbor. Forestry operations are expected to complete early December in time for snowmobile season. Users are asked to adhere to the closure.  Once the Forestry operations are complete the trail will be open to the public. (updated 10/3/19)

  • 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 the end of October or early November. There is a signed detour available. Additional details will be forthcoming. (updated 9/24/19)

  • 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)

  • Section of Denton Creek Route and Snowmobile Trail 6 Trail closed in Roscommon County

    The portion of trail is located in southern Roscommon County between Beaver and Reserve roads, and is part of Snowmobile Trail No. 6. This section is temporarily closed due to impassible trail conditions and culvert work. Trail and road closure signs are posted on the impacted trail segment south of Beaver Road. Once that site has been completed, the trails will reopen. It's anticipated to reopen once conditions improve and work is completed. (updated 6/26/19)

  • Lake Okonoka habitat restoration project on Belle Isle nearing completion

    This fall, a 10-foot-square box culvert will be installed on the Isle’s south shore that will allow water, fish and recreational paddlers will be able to move back and forth between the Detroit River, Blue Heron Lagoon and Lake Okonoka. Park visitors should expect temporary closures on the perimeter road during the installation of the culvert. Temporary road closures will be in place until the box culvert has been installed and the road surface restored. (updated 9/5/19).

  • 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 trail, a temporary closure of the 14.5-mile Missaukee Junction ORV Trail 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 4/22/19)

  • Update on ORV use around Camp Grayling training areas and ranges

    The DNR and the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center have provided clarification about state forest roads and snowmobile trails within Camp Grayling training areas and ranges. (updated 3/14/19)

  • 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 in the Northern Lower Peninsula has been closed temporarily due to storm damage. It is unknown when the trail will re-open. (updated 9/4/18)

Snowmobile Trail Closures

  • Snowmobile Trails No. 20, 21 and 22 in Sanilac and Huron County temporarily closed

    At this time, private land along the 90-mile segment of Snowmobile Trails No. 20, 21 and 22 in the Lower Peninsula is still being marked and brushed. Once the trail is cleared of trees and crops and trail markers are installed the trail will be open when adequate snow is present. (updated 12/4/19)

  • Winter storms impact state's snowmobile trails

    Storms that began Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 have blocked trails with heavy snow and downed trees across the Upper Peninsula as well as in some parts of the northern Lower Peninsula. The trails are open, but snowmobilers are alerted to watch out for downed tree limbs and other hazards, as well as work crews clearing and grooming trails.

  • Section of Ogemaw Hills ORV Route and Snowmobile Trail No. 222 closed in Ogemaw County

    The portion of trail, located in western Roscommon County on Knoch Road and that is part of Snowmobile Trail No. 222, is temporarily closed due to impassible trail conditions from high water and beaver activity. Trail closure signs are posted on the impacted trail segment east of Meridian Road and west of the railroad tracks on Saginaw Street. Wheeled trail traffic can utilize local county roads to bypass the area, including St. Helen Trail or Saginaw Street. Snowmobile traffic can utilize Snowmobile Trails No. 69 and 6/9. The section of trail is anticipated to reopen once conditions improve and work is completed. (updated 11/4/19)

  • 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)

Boating Access Closures

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

    STS Hydropower, LLC recently announced that it's 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. (updated 11/13/20)

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

    The boating access site at Rockport Recreation Area in Presque Isle County, Michigan, 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 10/19/19)

  • 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 by mid-December. Please carpool as much as possible. (updated 10/8/19)

  • Portions of beach, trail and boating access site temporarily closed at Fort Custer Recreation Area

    Beginning Monday, Oct. 21 (moved from Oct. 14) at Fort Custer Recreation Area, all or portions of the beach and beach parking lot at Eagle Lake, shelter parking lots, Eagle Lake boating access site and the Green Loop trail will be temporarily closed to accommodate a 350-foot-radius work zone for a munitions remedial investigation that started last year. (updated 10/9/19)

  • Boating access site at Indian Lake State Park to close temporarily for ramp replacement

    The boating access site, located in Indian Lake State Park in Schoolcraft County, will close Monday, Sept. 23 through Oct. 10 for a site improvement project. (Updated 9/20/19)

  • Bergland Dock boating access site to close temporarily in Gogebic County

    The Bergland Dock boating access site, on Lake Gogebic in Ontonagon County, will close temporarily beginning Sept. 16 to complete paving and other site improvements. (updated 9/12/19)

  • Lexington State Harbor without fuel for remainder of season

    Lexington State Harbor is without fuel for the remainder of the season due to an emergency repair to the main fuel line (near the pump). Boaters with existing reservations will be contacted by CAMIS, the DNR's reservation system provider, to make them aware of the situation and modify reservations, if needed. (updated 9/11/19)

  • Culvert washout forces closure of boating access sites in 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).

  • ***LIST of boating access sites temporarily closed due to recent rainfall

    Due to recent rainfall, a handful of boating access sites have temporarily closed due to high water levels. Ramps and parking lots may be under water and it is predicted that water levels could rise even higher over the coming days. The DNR is attempting to list the boating access sites that have been impacted below; however, a complete list may not be available at this time. (updated 6/25/19)

  • 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, 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 5/20/19)

Campground and Park Closures

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)

  • Highland Recreation Area will undergo road renovation project; temporary closures expected

    Highland Recreation Area, located in Oakland County, will undergo a nearly $1.6 million road renovation project this summer. The completed work will be in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The first phase of construction is set to begin July 8. (updated 6/11/19).

  • 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)

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