Tag Archives: State Forest Campgrounds

North Country Trail: Fife Lake loop trail now open

By Howard Meyerson FIFE LAKE, MI — The cool of early morning clung to the forest landscape and highway sounds carried through the trees, but Marilyn Hoodstraten and Deena Barshney were busy at their tasks, paint brushes in hand. Each … Continue reading

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Six state forest campgrounds to reopen: New access for equestrians, paddlers and anglers

By Howard Meyerson The start of spring is still 10 days out and 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 … Continue reading

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Recreation passport requirements change at some locales

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Anglers, birdwatchers and others who enjoy boating on Fletcher’s Pond will need a state recreation passport this year to launch on the popular 9,000 acre flooding in Montmorency and Alpena counties. Michigan DNR director, … Continue reading

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Recreation passport sales eclipse 2 million mark in ’13; shy of goal

By Howard Meyerson State recreation passport sales didn’t hit the goal that state park officials had hoped for last year, but it still proved a good year for Michigan state parks and other related camping programs.  Michiganders purchased nearly 2.1 … Continue reading

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Four or more state forest campgrounds to be reopened in 2014

By Howard Meyerson Campers who like rustic state forest campgrounds will have a few more choices in 2014. State officials are planning to reopen at least four of 12 that were closed in 2009 due to budget constraints. It’s an … Continue reading

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A good camping summer is a good summer indeed

By Howard Meyerson While many have put their tents away and others are thinking about storing their RV’s for the winter still others are taking advantage of Michigan’s fall camping season. State officials say 2013 has been a good year … Continue reading

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Looking Good: State forest campgrounds to get facelift

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s state forest campgrounds will get the start of a facelift in 2013. There are changes ahead, not the least of which are better outhouses, fire rings and picnic tables at campgrounds most in need. “We’re going … Continue reading

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Keeping it Simple: State forest rustic camping reservation program scaled back

By Howard Meyerson What sounded like a good idea to state officials last May — allowing campers to reserve sites at 16 rustic state forest campgrounds — didn’t turn out to be the bargain some thought it might be. Campers … Continue reading

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New Vision: State forest campgrounds repositioned

Campers can look forward to paying less at most state forest campgrounds from now on. Fees were lowered in April by $2 to $3 per night after Michigan Department of Natural Resources director, Rodney Stokes, approved the change looking to … Continue reading

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Fees Reduced at Rustic State Forest Campgrounds

By Howard Meyerson LANSING – It’ll be cheaper from now on to camp at Michigan’s state forest campgrounds; two bucks less, to be exact. Michigan Department of Natural Resources director, Rodney Stokes today reduced the overnight camping fee from $15 … Continue reading

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