According To Michigan Department of Natural Resources,  they have once again collaborated with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to offer alternative camping options for veterans and other visitors seeking a quieter Fourth Of July.

The DNR reminds visitors that  they can make reservations in select state parks during this year's Fireworks free Fourth of July.   These select campgrounds are located farther away from traditional community firework displays.

The following parks will host Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July, July 2-4: 

  • Bewabic State Park (Iron County)
  • Brighton Recreation Area-Bishop Lake Campground (Livingston County)
  • Cheboygan State Park (Cheboygan County)
  • Craig Lake State Park (Baraga County)
  • Hayes State Park (Lenawee County)
  • Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County)
  • Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County)
  • Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County)
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park (Clinton County)
  • Tippy Dam Recreation Area (Manistee County)
  • Wells State Park (Menominee County)

*The Michigan Parks and Recreation system cannot guarantee that fireworks will not be set off near the state parks; however, the DNR encourages campers to refrain from setting off fireworks in participating state parks during this special weekend. Aerial fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets are not allowed in Michigan state parks at any time, but small novelty fireworks such as fountain fireworks, sparklers and ground spinners that are typically allowed will be discouraged.

Learn more about services for Michigan veterans at or call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838).

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