COVID-19: Information for visitors

Updated June 16, 2020


What’s the situation in the Upper Peninsula right now?

The Upper Peninsula recently moved into Phase 5 of the state of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan, which allows most retail stores to open, as well as in-person dining at restaurants with additional safety measures and guidelines.

Under this phase, all outdoor recreation is allowed, and face coverings are required whenever possible.

See more details of the MI Safe Start Plan here.

What does that mean for travel? Can I come to the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County?

Many of the lodging properties, restaurants and stores in the region are open to customers but may have restrictions in place. Please check with individual businesses you’re planning to visit to learn more.

Have there been any COVD-19 cases in Ontonagon County?

See the latest state information here



Is the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park open? How about trails, campgrounds and other recreational areas?

Michigan state parks remain open for day use, but the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Visitor Center remains closed. Campsites at the state park will reopen  June 22. For the latest information on conditions and operations at the state park, visit them on Facebook. See the latest information from the Michigan DNR here.


Lodging, restaurants & shopping, events

Are lodging properties, restaurants, stores and other businesses open?

Please contact individual lodging properties to see their status.

Some other Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County businesses have reopened with some restrictions. Again, please contact specific restaurants, shops and services and attractions with questions about their opening status and plans.

What about events?

Many upcoming events in the region have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in August has been cancelled.

Please contact event organizers for the latest information.

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