The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Monday night that it will close state park campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities and shelters, effective now through at least April 13.

The move comes in response to the statewide executive order designed to "suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life."

The DNR also said the state parks will "stay open for now."

Visitors to state parks are required to adhere to social distancing requirements, keeping at least six feet away from other visitors.

Camping reservations through April 13 will automatically be canceled. Those with reservations will receive full refunds to the original payment method, including the reservation fee paid at the time reservations were made. No cancellation/modification fees will be charged.

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