Holland State Park's Lake Macatawa Campground temporarily closed for site improvements

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Lake Macatawa Campground, located in Holland State Park in Ottawa County, has closed for a site improvement project. The anticipated reopening date is May 10.

The needed site improvements include repaving campground roads, parking lots and the sanitation station to better accommodate increased sizes of modern-day RVs and camping trailers. In addition, accessibility features including five new campsites and modified water spigots will be implemented to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Moore & Bruggink, Inc. is the design consultant and Katerberg VerHage is the contractor.

"Campers are encouraged to camp at the popular Beach Campground during the site improvement project," said Sean Mulligan, park manager for Holland State Park. This campground officially is slated to open Friday, May 4; however, if the weather cooperates, park staff will open the campground earlier to help offset the temporary Lake Macatawa Campground closures." 

Campers are encouraged to check the Michigan State Parks Online Reservations System at www.midnrreservations.com or the DNR closures page at www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures in the event that the campground opens earlier. Campers also can call 1-800-44PARKS.

This site improvement project was funded by revenue generated through resident and non-resident purchase of the Recreation Passport, which grants vehicle access to 103 Michigan state parks, state forest campgrounds, fee-based boat launches and parking for hundreds of miles of trails. 

Additional information on closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state boating facilities, trails, parks and campgrounds, are listed at www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures. For more information on the project, contact Joe Strach at 517-284-4746 or strachj@michigan.gov.