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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Forest campgrounds listed here are now closed until further notice. 5/5/2009.

Due to the budget cuts outlined in Executive Order 2009-22 the state forest campgrounds listed here are closed
effective immediately, until further notice. 5/5/2009.

Thunder Bay River - Atlanta Unit Alpena 10 sites
Twin Lakes - Atlanta Unit Cheboygan 11 sites
Big Oaks - Atlanta Unit Montmorency 27 sites
Lake Marjory - Gaylord Unit Otsego 10 sites
Muskrat Lake - Grayling Unit Oscoda 14 sites
Forks -Traverse City Unit Grand Traverse 8 sites
Pike Lake - Gwinn Unit Marquette 10 sites
Little Brevort Lake South - Sault Ste. Marie Unit Mackinac 12 sites
Shelldrake Dam - Newberry Unit Chippewa 18 sites
West Branch - Crystal Falls Unit Dickinson 18 sites
North Horseshoe Lake - Gwinn Unit Marquette 10 sites
Headquarters Lake - Newberry Unit Luce 8 sites


http://www.michigan.gov/documents/go...2_277339_7.pdf


http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7...563---,00.html
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She's a whore. Could have waited to close until after the holiday weekend. Two listed are very nice places to camp and fish.
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She's a whore. Could have waited to close until after the holiday weekend. Two listed are very nice places to camp and fish.
A lot of those are nice places...

Why close them? Why not just make them rustic/un-manned?
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A lot of those are nice places...

Why close them? Why not just make them rustic/un-manned?
Aren't most those already rustic/unmanned, how much money could they be saving not having to have a ranger drive thru once a week?
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Two years ago they shut a lot more down - it was estimated to save $75k total. Not sure how that figure is come up with, but I can tell you one town up north lost several hundred of our dollars because we didn't stay locally and patronize the businesses.
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Muskrat Lake - Grayling Unit Oscoda 14 sites
Little Brevort Lake South - Sault Ste. Marie Unit Mackinac 12 sites
Headquarters Lake - Newberry Unit Luce 8 sites
All that's left of these places are memories of all the great fishing when I was a kid.

I remember when it used to be just $3-$5 a night. Then it went up to $7. Now i think it's around $11-12 a night.

I overheard someone saying that garbage disposal and the new wheelchair heat resistant fire rings was the highest cost.

As for garbage, burn it in a hot fire, while bagging metal and glassware. HOw simple is that?!?!? OMFG

And for cement fire rings..
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Yeah, it's absolute BS. I've been rustic camping at headquarters since the first year dating my now wife. I hate politics. apparently everyone wants to camp in a concrete field with pull through sites and full hook-up. Yeah, that will teach the kids about the wilderness. Nice...
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