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

Campground and Park Closures

Trail Closures

  • DNR crews continuing trails work amid new flooding concerns in Houghton County

    Trail closures remaining in effect include the Freda Grade Route, the Chassell to Houghton Trail and the Lake Linden Route south of Normand Road. The Hancock to Calumet Route is open with local reroutes. The Bill Nicholls Trail is open south of Obenhoff Road. (updated 7/13/18)

  • The latest information on trails in the wake of the June 17 flooding in Houghton County (7/13/18):

    Trail closures remaining in effect include the Freda Grade Route, the Chassell to Houghton Trail and the Lake Linden Route south of Normand Road. The Hancock to Calumet Route is open with local reroutes. The Bill Nicholls Trail is open south of Obenhoff Road. (updated 7/13/18)

  • Portion of the Land-O-Lakes Trail temporarily closed for road improvement work

    A portion of the Land-O-Lakes Trail will be temporarily closed for road improvement work by the U.S. Forest Service. The improvement project will take place on Forest Road 5320 between Bond Falls Road and the Sidnaw-Bergland Trail. An alternate route is available. The work is expected to be complete within a couple weeks. (updated 6/15/18)

  • DNR announces two temporary closures along the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

    Two temporary closures along the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in Osceola County are currently in effect. One closure is located between Cleveland and Hibma roads just north of Tustin due to a failed culvert caused by significant trail erosion. The area has been rendered unsafe for travel and will be closed until a solution has been identified. The other closure is to accommodate a surfacing project along 11.8 miles of trail between Reed City and Leroy and is slated for completion by July. (updated 5/22/18)

  • Section of Bill Nicholls ORV trail in Ontonagon County temporarily closed

    Due to a large washout, the DNR has been working to repair the Bill Nicholls ORV Trail between Donken to Toivola in Houghton County. A temporary fix is in place and UTVs and ORVs are now able to get through the area. There are no full-size vehicles are not permitted until a pemanent repair is in place. Updates on the project will be posted on this site. Users are asked to use caution when riding in the damaged area. (updated 5/21/18)

  • 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 will be closed until the trail can be rerouted. The trail is located in the Cadillac Forest Management Unit, just two miles north of Cadillac in Wexford County. (updated 12/11/2017)

  • Portion of North Central State Trail will be re-routed for bridge replacement

    A temporary bridge is in place on the North Central State Trail (or Snowmobile Trail No. 9) that goes over the Little Black River, just north of Cheboygan. The DNR hopes to announce the schedule for replacement this summer. (Updated 6/18/2018)

  • Lake Okonoka restoration efforts under way at Belle Isle; temporary closures to take place

    Work near the Nashua Trail canal crossing near Woodside Drive has been completed; however, temporary detours for Woodside Drive and The Strand in the vicinity of Lake Okonoka are expected to continue through this fall. (updated 7/9/18)

Other Closures

  • Access temporarily restricted to Portage Marsh State Wildlife Management Area in Delta County

    The parking lot for the Portage Marsh State Wildlife Management Area in Delta County will be closed for paving from July 6-20. There will be no access to this area by vehicle or by foot during the closure. (updated 7/3/18)

  • 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)

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