Fireworks-Free Fourth Offered At Parks Across the State

Although many celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, there are options for those looking for a less noisy Independence Day.

This week the DNR and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will offer fireworks-free Fourth of July at several state parks.

It’s a way to keep those with PTSD in mind and give them the opportunity to camp farther away from traditional firework displays.

“PTSD can affect lots of people in a variety of different ways, and people that are close to me have issues with that, lots of people in general, so I think it’s nice that there are places out there that go out of their way a little bit and communities  that  make it easier for them to enjoy,” Camper Jason Helms, said.

Parks that are participating include:

Bewabic State Park (Iron County)

Brighton Recreation Area-Bishop Lake Campground (Livingston County)

Cheboygan State Park (Cheboygan County)

Craig Lake State Park (Baraga County)

Hayes State Park (Lenawee County)

Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County)

Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County)

Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County)

Sleepy Hollow State Park (Clinton County)

Tippy Dam Recreation Area (Manistee County)

Wells State Park (Menominee County)