Most Roadside Parks to Reopen Thursday

Most of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) roadside parks will reopen for the season Thursday, April 28.

However, the following roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula will remain closed until later in the spring due to the weather. MDOT plans to reopen these parks in mid-May:

Alger County

  • Deer Lake Roadside Park on M-28
  • Kiva Roadside Park on US-41
  • Scott Falls/Rathfoot Roadside Park on M-28
  • Grand Island Harbor Scenic Turnout on M-28
  • Au Train Roadside Park on M-28

Baraga County

  • Tioga Creek Roadside Park on M-28
  • Canyon Falls Roadside Park on US-41
  • Baraga Cliff Roadside Park on US-41

Keweenaw County

  • Esrey Roadside Park on M-26
  • Hebard Roadside Park on M-26
  • Great Sand Bay Roadside Park on M-26
  • Snow Gauge Roadside Park on M-26

Luce County

  • Old Flowing Well Roadside Park on M-28

Schoolcraft County

  • Manistique River Roadside Park on M-77

Some parks operate seasonally, closing in late October and reopening in the spring.

Drivers should not expect drinking water at all parks to be turned on until late May after park water systems undergo testing and treatment.

The St. Ignace Rest Area on southbound I-75 will be closed until early May due to construction.