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Michigan officials are striking a conciliatory tone with South Haven-area campground owners concerned about a proposed new state campground in South Haven Township, the Herald-Palladium reported.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation officials Tuesday night (Feb. 24) hosted a public meeting to get comments on the campground, proposed for state-owned land along the Black River and Kal-Haven Trail.

The DNR is seeking to rezone the 58-acre site off Blue Star Highway to accommodate the campground.

But at the meeting, DNR officials said they may seek to further delay action on the rezoning until a “concept plan” can be provided. There are no specific development plans now, the DNR’s Roland Johnson said.

A decision is expected by the end of the week on whether to seek the delay in the rezoning, he said.

Area campground owners are concerned mostly about how many RV sites would be part of the new campground. They are urging the DNR to only have rustic, tent camping or just have day uses.

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