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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that camping at state campgrounds will not be allowed until at least June 21 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That includes all state park campgrounds, overnight lodging and shelters.

Reservations that were already in place after June 21 will changed to a June 22 arrival date, and canceled nights will be automatically refunded.

Those with reservations before June 21 will also be able to reschedule the dates to later in the season and get a free night. To reschedule and get the free night, call the reservation call center 800.447.2757 by 8 p.m. Friday, May 15.

“We know millions of residents are eager to return to state parks and recreation areas, and we will be here to serve them and make their visits as enjoyable as possible, but we have to open the right way and be certain that facilities and sites are clean, safe and ready to accommodate everyone,” DNR Parks and Recreation Division Chief Ron Olson said in a statement.

State forest campgrounds are closed through at least June 9. Dispersed camping on approved state-managed property is prohibited until at least May 15.

For additional information, visit the DNR’s website here.

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