Muskegon State Park’s Scenic Drive will be closed from November 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022. This is for crews to safely assemble the water main prior to installation under the Muskegon Channel and state park.
To accommodate a water main project in Muskegon State Park, Scenic Drive south of the Memorial Drive intersection will be closed November through March.
The work is part of Muskegon County’s $13.5 million Channel Crossing Project that will provide a second water source to customers in the northern part of Muskegon County in the case of major break in the current water source. Ultimately, the project will transport water from the Muskegon water filtration plant and allow the state park to hook into the municipal water system, too.
Alternate access points include:
Access to Lake Michigan in the northern section of the park is available by parking in the Lake Michigan Campground. Visitors can take the stairs to the beach.
Access to the U.S. Corps of Engineers channel walkway and Lake Michigan shoreline near the beach house in the southern section of the park is available via a 1-mile walk. Visitors can park along Memorial Drive just north of Scenic Drive and walk to the beach. Visitors also can park at Snug Harbor and use the hiking trails to access the shoreline and channel walkway.
For the latest updates on this and other DNR trail and facility closures, visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.