August 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

U.P. roadside park that closed due to bears reopens

Munising The Michigan Department of Transportation has reopened a roadside park in the Upper Peninsula that has had problems with bears.

The Mining Journal of Marquette and WLUC-TV report the Deer Lake roadside park along M-28 at Shelter Bay in Alger County is back open on Friday.

It closed earlier in the week in the hopes state Department of Natural Resources workers could trap and relocate bears that have been raiding garbage containers.

According to WWTV-WWUP, the DNR is asking area landowners to place traps near the roadside park on private land, leaving the park open.

The park is a popular place for swimmers, anglers and picnickers.