Fireworks-Free Fourth of July
Looking for a quieter Fourth of July camping experience? The DNR and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will offer Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July at several Michigan state parks. Veterans, pet owners and other visitors will have the opportunity to camp farther away from traditional community firework displays July 2-6.
The DNR cannot guarantee that fireworks will not be set off near the state parks. Aerial fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets are not allowed in Michigan state parks at any time. Smaller novelty fireworks such as fountains, sparklers and ground spinners are still allowed.
Camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance. To make a reservation, visit midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).
The following parks will host Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July (July 2-6):
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)
*Smaller novelty fireworks such as fountains, sparklers and ground spinners are still allowed. Parks are distanced from larger aerial fireworks shows.