Extensive hazard tree cutting is taking place along roadsides, picnic areas and campgrounds at Backbone State Park. Downed trees may be across or along roadsides. Posted 12/29/2022
The North, East, and West Gates are closed for the season. Feel free to park at the gates and walk in, please don't block the gates. Only the park road will be open to snowmobiles, in/out the West and in/out the North, NO snowmobiles on the trails. The South end of the park, to access the cabins, lake and South Lake Campground, will remain open. 11/28/22
The modern bathroom facilities at Backbone are closed for the season. This includes the shower buildings and dump station at the South Lake Campground, as well as the restroom at the Beach and Auditorium. The frost free hydrants will remain on until Nov. 1st. The electricity stays on. This does not affect the cabin facilities. Posted: 10/18/22
Road Resurfacing Project: Visitor's may experience noise during the week as contractors are working on the road. 75% of the beach parking lot will be available for use. This project does not affect access to the lodge or beach area. The 16 cabins will not be accepting reservations from January 1, 2023 - February 28, 2024. The Beach Shelter will not be accepting reservations from May 1, 2023 - October 15, 2023. The Beach Lodge will not accepting reservations for Monday through Thursday May 1, 2023 - October 15, 2023. The concession will be closed while the cabins are closed from March 1, 2023 - February 28, 2024.
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