CLEAN MICHIGAN INITIATIVE RENOVATIONS SLATED FOR MUSKEGON STATE PARK|
LANSING--Muskegon State Park will close its Lake Michigan
campground August 1, and the South Channel campground
September 5, as part of major Clean Michigan Initiative
projects scheduled to upgrade and improve facilities at
these sites, Department of Natural Resources officials
At the Lake Michigan campground, two new, fully accessible
toilet/shower buildings will be constructed, and the
electrical system will be completely upgraded to provide
improved, uninterrupted service to all campers as well as
accommodate the needs of larger recreational vehicles.
The South Channel campground also will have its electrical
system upgraded and new water hydrants will be added. In
addition, campsites will be enlarged, new interpretive and
educational graphic displays will be added and overgrown
vegetation will be removed so more campers will have better
views of the lake.
"We scheduled the closing of these campgrounds for late in
the camping season to minimize the inconvenience to our
customers," said Rodney Stokes, DNR Parks and Recreation
Bureau Chief. "Our Central Reservation System has been
informed of the closing dates, so they may direct campers to
any of our other 95 state parks while the new construction
is completed at Muskegon State Park."
The Clean Michigan Initiative is providing $50 million to
the DNR to make important infrastructure improvements within
our state parks system. For more information on CMI projects
underway at Michigan State Parks, call 517-373-9900; for
camping reservations, call 800-44-PARKS.