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

  • ***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 construction, restaurant closed for season

    Presque Isle State Harbor will replace fuel tanks starting June 17 and no gasoline or diesel will be available. The harbor will remain open, but A Dock will be closed because of the proximity to the construction area.  At the same time, dewatering pumps will be running 24/7 and cause extra noise. Additionally, Portage Restaurant is closed for the season for renovations and upgrades to the facility. The restaurant will reopen in spring 2020. (updated 6/26/19)

  • Lake Charlevoix Ironton boating access site temporarily closed for site reconstruction

    The Lake Charlevoix Ironton boating access site, located in Charlevoix County, will close for site reconstruction through Aug. 16. (updated 5/28/19)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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 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).

  • 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 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 6/7/2019)

Other Updates