MENOMINEE — Menominee County will not open its campgrounds Saturday, as initially planned.

Last Thursday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 extending the Stay-At-Home Order in the state through May 28, preventing Menominee County from opening its campgrounds at the scheduled date.

Menominee County is tentatively rescheduling the opening of the campgrounds at Shakey Lakes Park, Kleinke Park and River Park (located approximately 16 miles north of the City of Menominee on River Drive) for May 29 unless otherwise ordered by the state of Michigan that the campgrounds must remain closed beyond this date.

The county will begin taking reservations “by phone only” on June 1 at 7 a.m. People may call 906-753-4582 to make reservations. There will not be a limit on the number of reservations any single person can make on this date; however, all reservations will have to be paid in full within 10 days or they are forfeited.

Once it is known when the campgrounds can open, park staff will be reaching out to lessees of seasonal sites at Shakey Lakes Park and Kleinke Park regarding refunds or other arrangements for credits for the portion of their leases that they are losing for this season.

At this time, no reservations will be taken for pavilion rentals at any of the Menominee County parks. Other amenities typically offered at our parks may also be limited. All park patrons will be asked to continue to adhere to social distancing practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to limit the size of their camping parties to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Additional questions should be directed to Jason Carviou, county administrator, at 906-863-9648 or by email at jcarviou@menomineeco.com.