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.

Boating Access Closures

  • Several boating access sites temporarily closed due to recent rainfall (LIST INCLUDED)

    Due to recent rainfall, additional boating access sites (other than the ones listed below) 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 6/24/19)

  • Presque Isle State Harbor construction, additional noise and restaurant info

    Presque Isle State Harbor will be replace fuel tanks June 17 through July 4. The harbor will remain open, but there will be construction on one of the docks. At the same time, dewatering pumps will be running 24/7 and cause extra noise. Additionally, Portage Restaurant is not open at this time. (updated 6/13/19)

  • Whitmore Lake Boating Access Site parking lot temporarily closed

    The Whitmore Lake Boating Access Site (Livingston County) parking lot will temporarily close for routine maintenance June 18 and 19. The launch ramp will remain open during the closure; however, parking will not be available at the during the temporary closure. (updated 6/6/19)

  • Ocqueoc Rivermouth (Presque Isle County) boating access site closed temporarily

    Ocqueoc Rivermouth boating access site in Presque Isle County is temporary closed until water levels recede. As a result of fluctuating water levels that is dependent on the wind/wave action in Lake Huron, the boating access site may be open one day and closed the next. The area is still open to fishing if anglers access the area by walking down the road or using the stairs. (updated 6/5/19) 

  • Deer Lake boating access site to temporarily close in Marquette County

    The DNR boating access site at Deer Lake in Marquette County will undergo temporary closure over two days in June while a contractor works on repairs to the dam at the reservoir. Access to the DNR boat landing, located north of Ishpeming, will be restricted from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. June 3 and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. June 4. There are no alternate public boating access sites at the lake. (Updated 5/29/19)

  • Lake Charlevoix Ironton boating access site to close June 3 for site reconstruction

    The Lake Charlevoix Ironton boating access site, located in Charlevoix County and administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will close for site reconstruction beginning Monday, June 3. (updated 5/28/19)

  • Lake Macatawa boating access site being monitored for high water

    Due to heavy rain, the Lake Macatawa boating access site (Ottawa County) was closed for a few days due to standing water in the parking lot. The boating access site has been reopened; however, the site will be monitored closely in the case that the water rises again. (updated 5/30/19)

  • Deckers Landing boating access site temporarily closed

    Due to the high water levels on Lake St. Clair, Deckers Landing (St. Clair County) boating access site is temporarily closed. The ramp and a majority of the parking lot are under water and it is predicted that water levels could rise even higher over the next month. (updated 5/20/19)

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

    Due to the extensive amount of rainfall this spring, the Eagle Lake boating access site (Texas Township) in Kalamazoo County is temporarily closed due to extreme high water levels. If the weather cooperates, the water will begin to be pumped out of Eagle Lake in the next week or two. The boating access site will be reopened once the water recedes and water levels are restored to a safe and usable condition. (updated 5/20/19)

  • Bankson Lake boating access site temporarily closed due to high water

    Due to the extensive amount of rainfall this spring, the Bankson boating access site in Van Buren County is temporarily closed due to extreme high water levels. It is anticipated that the boating access site will be closed all season. (updated 5/20/19)

  • Burt Lake boating access site to temporarily close in September for enhancements

    Burt Lake boating access site, located in Cheboygan County, will temporarily close in September for the second phase of a site enhancements project. The DNR would like to let campers, boaters and day-use visitors have plenty of notice so they can plan their camping trips and end-of-season boat removal. There are two other boating access sites that provide access to the lake. (updated 5/20/19)

  • Lake Paradise boating access site will temporarily close in June

    The Lake Paradise boating access site will close June 10-20 to undergo necessary repairs.

  • 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

Trail Closures

  • Lake Okonoka habitat restoration project on Belle Isle nearing completion

    This summer, 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 also take place due to high river levels and construction work on the new Lakeside Drive bridge. (Updated 6/13/19).

  • Section of Snowmobile Trail 9 and portion of Shore to Shore Equestrian Trail closed in Oscoda County

    A section of trail in northeast Oscoda County is temporarily closed due to culvert replacement. The portion of trail includes a segment of forest road between Cherry Creek and South Walsh roads, and is part of Snowmobile Trail No. 9 and the northern spur of the Shore to Shore Trail. It's anticipated to reopen late summer 2019. (updated 5/29/19)

  • Segment of the Soo-Raco ORV Trail closed in Chippewa County

    A 1-mile section of the Soo-Raco Off-Road Vehicle Trail in Chippewa County is closed until further notice. The trail is extremely wet and has developed multiple sink holes. Crews cannot currently use heavy equipment to repair the trail. The closure is from the Ashmun Bay Trail west to 12th Street. View closure map. (updated 5/28/19)

  • 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)

  • Sections of Norway ORV Trail closed for construction in Dickinson County

    Sections of the Norway Off-Road Vehicle Trail and forest road known as the “Cassidy Creek Truck Trail” will be temporarily closed this fall for trail improvements. Construction is scheduled in two phases, and it is anticipated that all work should be completed by spring or early summer 2019. (updated 9/7/18)

  • 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 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

  • 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).

  • Closures at Supply Road shooting range in Traverse City

    The Supply Road shooting range in Traverse City will be closed to the public for a special use the following dates and times: July 22 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 23 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 14 from noon to midnight and Oct. 15 from noon to midnight. (updated 5/30/19)

  • DNR Echo Point shooting range to close April 10-Aug. 31 for renovations and improvements

    After years of planning, site evaluation and opportunities for community input, the DNR is moving forward with construction on improvements at the Echo Point shooting range at Allegan State Game Area in Allegan County. The site will be closed to public use and entry for the duration of construction, April 10 through Aug. 31. (updated 4/5/19)

  • DNR announces bridge closure in Alger County

    The bridge over Werner’s Creek, southwest of Trenary, remains unsafe for vehicle traffic of any kind. The bridge is located about a mile north of the Alger-Delta county line, along Deadhorse Creek Road, roughly 4 miles west of U.S. Highway 41. Current, engineering and design work is being done, and construction is slated to start spring 2020. In the meantime, the DNR is exploring options for putting a temporary, pre-fabricated bridge over the existing bridge. (updated 5/20/19)

  • 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 6/7/2018)

Other Updates