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Date: October 1, 2009
Contact: Chris Case, 906-387-2607. ext 209

Twelvemile Beach Campground Closed Effective October 5 

The road construction project that will improve access at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will require a temporary closure in the coming weeks. The current Alger County Road H-58 upgrade project will require closing an additional section of road between Twelvemile Beach Campground and Hurricane River Campground effective October 5.

As a result of this additional closure on H-58, Twelvemile Beach Campground will not be accessible and consequently will close for the season. H-58 remains closed between Kingston Lake and Twelvemile Beach Campground.

"The contractor has worked diligently to allow the campground to remain open as long as possible this construction season. The closure is now absolutely necessary to maintain the safety of the public and construction workers as the project progresses through the Twelvemile area," according to Facility Manager Chris Case. McQuestion and Sons, Inc., is the contractor.

It is expected that Twelvemile Beach Campground will reopen in spring 2010. It will be accessible from the west via the newly reconstructed H-58 as the project continues between Twelvemile Beach and the Hurricane River.

For more information on the H-58 road construction project, please visit these webpages.

Road Construction

Alger County Road Commission

Did You Know?

The flowers of submerged buttercups rise above the surface of the water and can be quite showy, even when small.

Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.