DNR updating master plan at state park

DNR updating master plan at state park

HOUGHTON — Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are in the process of updating their master plan for a popular state park. And they’re asking for the public’s input on their plans.

The DNR is going to display three master plan concepts they came up with for McLain State Park in Houghton County. Mother Nature has not been kind to the park in recent years.

Severe storms and erosion the last two years have forced the park to close some of its campsites. Officials are trying to determine the best plan for the park moving forward.

“It’s very important that the public has a chance to weigh in on these master plans because it’s the public that enjoys the parks and they’re the ones who provide the visitation to the park,” said DNR Public Information Officer John Pepin. “Once the plan is approved, the first phase will be kicked in.”

If you’re interested in providing input to the DNR about the park’s plans, they’re holding an open house at the park this Saturday from 10 until 4 p.m.

The open house will kick off a 15-day public comment period that runs through August 27th.