32 campsites closed at McLain State Park in U.P.

Hancock, Mich. — State officials have closed 32 waterfront campsites at F.J. McLain State Park in the Upper Peninsula because of unsafe conditions and erosion along the Lake Superior shoreline.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says 18 sites at the park near Hancock will remain closed permanently, while 14 will be evaluated in the spring for safety and accessibility.

If any are reopened, they’ll be available at the park on a first-come, first-served basis. That will enable staffers to monitor the sites and close them if risks arise without canceling advance reservations.

The DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division is working on a plan to deal with zoning, erosion and infrastructure problems at the McLain park.