State-managed campgrounds in Michigan will remain closed until at least June 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to WOOD-TV.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said camping and overnight lodging reservations between May 15 and June 21 have been canceled. Reservations that go beyond June 21 will be changed to a June 22 arrival date and canceled nights will be automatically refunded.
“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 release.
The DNR said campers who had reservations will have reimbursement options.
Reservations holders can request to change the dates to later in the season and get a free night. If interested, call the reservation call center (800) 447-2757 by 8 p.m. May 15.
If campers would like a full refund, the state will automatically cancel reservations after May 15 and send an email when the refund is finished.