MICHIGAN — Camping in Michigan has been on the rise as temperatures rise.
The state’s wildfire season is over and most campgrounds are open, but with summer season upon us, it is time to take your camping gear to the next level.
Camping sites are available in some of the most remote locations in the state.
This includes the Yuru Campground near the Michigan-Wisconsin border, which is open from June through October.
The campground is in a remote area, with no electricity or water and few cars.
The only way to get water, electricity or gas is by truck, so many campers prefer to stay at a private property to make camp.
“Camping is a big part of the survival experience, especially in winter when it’s very cold,” says David Kupchan, who runs the campground and manages the campfire program.
“We have a lot of people coming here from out of state that come in, stay here and have a great time.”
Campfire Safety in MichiganThe Michigan State Fire Marshal’s Office advises campers to use a fire extinguisher and not put out any camp fires until they are properly prepared and properly supervised.
If you or someone you know needs help extinguishing a campfire, call the Michigan State Police Emergency Dispatch Center at 313-962-2221 or go to www.fire.michigan.gov/safety for more information.