COVID-19: Information for visitors

Updated July 31, 2020


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

The Upper Peninsula is regulated by the state of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan, which includes a number of safety measures and guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19. Recently the state announced a new order that limits the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings as well as a measure that closes indoor service for many bars. See details of the order here.

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 and camping, but the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Visitor Center has limited hours. See the information on the Visitor Center hereFor 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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