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Campers, rejoice! Camping at Michigan state parks and recreation areas will be allowed to resume June 22.

The camping season was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the June 22 opening dates will include overnight lodging facilities and shelters, shelters in state parks and recreation areas and sanitation stations.

Dispersed camping on state forest land is already open.

Some additional delayed openings will occur for state park campgrounds and state harbor sites, due to construction and other issues.

Here’s a list of extended closure locations and the earliest dates available for new reservations:

  • Burt Lake State Park modern campground: at least July 17
  • Interlochen State Park campground (South B loop): at least Aug. 7
  • Indian Lake State Park modern campground: at least July 17
  • Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park modern campground: at least July 31
  • Lakeport State Park south campground (sites 301-356) and group-use campground: at least Aug. 7
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park north campground (sites 1-100): at least Oct. 31
  • Port Austin State Harbor: closed to new reservations for 2020 season
  • Wilson State Park modern campground: at least July 31
  • Adventurers who are willing to camp a little more on the rustic side can camp at all Michigan state forest campgrounds starting June 10.

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