Six Mich. Campgrounds Will Reopen

March 11, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Six Mich. Campgrounds Will Reopen

Deep snows in the north country could well mean a slow start for Michigan’s camping season, but state officials are moving forward this week to expand Michigan’s State Forest Campground program, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

Six rustic campgrounds that were closed in 2009 due to budget constraints are to be reopened.

“All of these (campgrounds) have been asked for by the public,” said Anna Sylvester, the Michigan DNR’s northern Michigan field operations section chief for Parks and Recreation division. “They are being incorporated into routes that our staff travels so they can get to them several times a week.”

Four of the six rustic campgrounds will be re-configured to provide additional camping opportunities for equestrians. One is the Lower Peninsula. Three are in the Upper Peninsula. Various riding groups have asked for more camping and trail opportunities on state lands in recent years.

The state forest campgrounds that are reopening and will accessible for equine use are: Big Oaks in Montmorency County, Headquarters Lake in Luce County north of Newberry, Cedar River in Menominee County and Little Brevort North in Mackinac County.

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