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Local state park to get $4.6M for upgrades

Clear Lake State Park in Montmorency County will receive a share of a $108.8 million windfall designated for Michigan state parks on Friday.

The Montmorency County park will receive more than $4.6 million to modernize its campground sanitary system and renovate or replace two bathroom buildings, thanks to the most recent round of park infrastructure grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

While such repairs may not be as visible as other upgrades, such work allows parts to meet visitors’ needs and comfort expectations while meeting current health and safety requirements, the DNR said in a Friday news release.

More than 100 projects, bundled into 40 contracts, will receive funding from the current grant cycle, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Hoeft State Park, in Presque Isle County, was awarded $5.6 million in ARPA funding earlier this year to improve its sanitation and water systems.

A third round of state park grants will be announced later this year.

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