If you love spending time on some of Michigans  beautiful rivers, you need to know that in some areas alcohol is no longer allowed.

This new policy will affect the National Wild and Senic River sections of the Manistee, AuSable, and Pine rivers.

MLive is reporting that the closure order is intended to address persistent public safety issues and to protect the area's natural resources.
The National Wild and scenic river system accounts for 565.4 of our beautiful states rivers.

The Alcohol ban goes into effect during the busy summer season running from May 24th to September 2nd.

Private lands, campgrounds and designated camping sites near those rivers will not be affected by the alcohol ban.

 

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