DNR Reopens State Forest Campground and Trails in Lake and Osceola Counties

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Department of Natural Resources forest recreation managers today announced that Silver Creek State Forest Campground in Lake County and several trails in Lake and Osceola counties (Evart Motorcycle Trail, Little Manistee Off-Road Vehicle Route and Little Manistee Trail) have reopened. These recreational facilities had been closed as a result of recent storm damage.

The Silver Creek hiking pathway remains closed until further notice. Questions may be directed to Todd Neiss, DNR recreation specialist, at (231) 775-9727, ext. 6045. Information regarding other camping, ORV riding, or hiking opportunities in Lake and Osceola counties may be found on the DNR’s Web site www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails, or by calling the DNR Cadillac Operations Service Center at (231) 775-9727, ext. 0 for the operator.

The DNR continues to caution canoeists using the Pine River to be aware of the numerous logjams upstream from Lincoln Bridge. The U.S. Forest Service, which manages the Pine River downstream from Lincoln Bridge, has suspended issuing river permits because of the large logjams blocking the river. Contact the Huron-Manistee National Forest at (231) 775 2421 for more information regarding this portion of the Pine River.