Park Coronavirus ResponseThe National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and use a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:
The park, on the whole, is open. All beaches, overlooks, trails, and scenic sites are available for recreating. Most of the park is inaccessible via cars/trucks in winter. Park roads are not plowed except for Sand Point Road. Unplowed roads are designated for snowmobiles only.
Campgrounds are open. Reservations are required for both drive-in and backcountry camping - even in winter.
Flush toilets (at Munising Falls, Miners Castle, and Sable Falls) and water fountains and spigots throughout the park will remain open until water systems are shut down some time in October, depending on weather. Vault toilets will be closing at the end of October/beginning of November except for those at Sand Point Beach and Grand Sable Visitor Center parking lot.
We ask the public to please recreate safely and responsibly. Practice social distancing, avoid crowds and high-risk outdoor activities, and follow Leave No Trace principles. In seeking outdoor recreation, follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and comply with state and local guidance.
If you are not comfortable touching the handles on our trash receptacles, please do not just leave your trash on top of the bins or on the ground. This is a hazard for both other visitors and wildlife. If not using the provided trash receptacles, please take your trash with you!
Munising Falls Visitor Center and Grand Sable Visitor Center are closed.
Water systems (toilets, water fountains, water spigots) are shut down some time in October, depending on weather. Vault toilets will close at the end of October/beginning of November.
In winter, park roads are not plowed except for Sand Point Road. Unplowed roads are designated for snowmobiles only (no other motor vehicles permitted).
We are also encouraging visitors to find their virtual park! Explore national parks from the comfort of anywhere in the world through online galleries of photos, videos, webcams, podcasts, and sound recordings.
Last updated: October 20, 2020