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.

Snowmobile Trail Closures

  • One-mile section of Kal-Haven trail near Grand Junction not groomed, still open to snowmobiling

    There is one-mile section on the Kal-Haven Trail between 53rd and 51 ½ streets near Grand Junction that can't be groomed. A bridge located in that section can't support the club's snowmobile trail grooming equipment. The bridge can support snowmobiles and the trail is open and can be accessed; however, there will be no grooming. (updated 1/18/20)

  • Eastern UP snowmobile trails continue to be impacted by storm effects

    Portions of Mackinac and Chippewa counties continue to feel the effects of recent snow and ice storms that hit the area, including portions of snowmobile trails administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. (Updated 1/14/2020).

  • Power line work planned along Trail 968 in Oscoda County

    Power line work could affect the snowmobile Trail 968 in Oscoda County between now and Feb. 1. ITC will be replacing lines and poles along a 1.5-mile stretch from the parking lot at Trail 968 to the county campground along the Mio Pond. A construction zone will be marked, but users should be on alert for the crews. (Updated 1/10/20)

  • Some trail segments closed throughout Chippewa and Mackinac counties

    Trail 889 to the Bay Mills area is closed at this time due to recent storm damage. Crews are working on opening the trail but an estimated date to reopen is unknown. Some other trail segments in Chippewa and Mackinac counties are impassible and multiple crews are working to open those segments. (Updated 1/10/20)

  • Snowmobile trails segments closed in Mackinac County

    Some snowmobile trail sections in the Curtis area of Mackinac County have been temporarily closed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources because of hazards posed by recent weather conditions. (Updated 1/3/2020).

  • 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 Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 have blocked trails with ice, heavy snow, downed trees and low hanging branches across the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The trails are open, but groomers have been unable to pass in most areas. Snowmobilers are alerted to watch out for downed tree limbs and other hazards, as well as work crews clearing trails. (updated 1/8/20)

  • 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)

Other 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 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

Boating Access Closures

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

    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 further notice. (updated 1/18/20)

  • Dewey Lake boating access site temporarily closed

    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 1/16/20)

  • Knapp Street Bridge boating access site closed for remainder of the week

    The Knapp Street Bridge boating access site is temporarily closed so water can be drained from the area due to excessive water. It's anticipated that it will be closed for the remainder of the week. (updated 1/14/20)

  • 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. If you have any questions, please email bob.gates@eaglecreekre.com. (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 in spring 2020. Please carpool as much as possible. (updated 1/7/20)

  • 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, 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)

Campground and Park Closures

  • 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. 16 to Sept. 3 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 15. Cabin users will need to utilize the south entrance gate Sept. 30 to Oct. 15. (updated 1/16/20)

  • Temporary closures through mid June at Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

    The Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park campground is closed through mid June to accommodate an electrical upgrade project and construction of a new toilet/shower building in the west loop. If the weather cooperates, the campground may open earlier. The lodge is open for reservations year round. Call 1-800-447-2757 to make a reservation. (updated 1/14/20)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 1/7/2020)

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

    Petoskey State Park Dunes Campground will be closed for construction Sept. 8, 2020 through the end of May 2021 (tentative) for electrical system updgrades. Tannery Creek Campground will remain open. (updated 12/6/19)

  • 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 water is beginning to drop, but  water continues to cover the road and is still more than 1-foot deep in some locations. (updated 7/9/19)

  • 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).

  • 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)

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)