COVID-19: Information for visitors

Updated March 3, 2021


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

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in early October issued an emergency order limiting capacity at non-residential venues and requiring face coverings at businesses and other locations. See more information 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 has limited hours. See the information on the Visitor Center here.  For the latest information on conditions and operations at the state park, visit them on Facebook. See the latest information on COVID-19 modifications 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 but may be operating with seasonal hours. Again, please contact specific restaurantsshops 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. Please contact event organizers for the latest information.

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