Michigan DNR: What’s Open, What’s Closed This July 4th Holiday Weekend

Although most emergency and epidemic orders have been lifted, some DNR public facilities remain closed.

Many state employees remain on mandatory telework, and the locations they traditionally work at will be closed until at least July 12. State parks and campgrounds, state game and wildlife areas, state forests, and many other places are open, as they have been throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic.

For the most up-to-date information about which facilities are open or closed, visit the DNR’s COVID-19 page.


DNR customer service centers and field offices, state fish hatchery buildings, and state park headquarters buildings are closed to the public.

The Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit will reopen to the public on July 16.

Michigan History Center museums and historic sites vary by location; check individual web pages for more details.

All DNR shooting ranges are now open; check each range’s webpage for days and hours of operation.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services still recommends that people not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear face masks when in crowded outdoor settings. Additionally, visitors at DNR facilities and sites may see some DNR employees wearing face masks as an added precaution for the comfort and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff.

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