Update May 8, 2020: 
With the extension of Executive Order 2020-59 on May 7, the East Tawas City Park will remain open for their "seasonal customers" only.  Transient camping is still prohibited at this time under the extended order.

Update May 4, 2020:
As of 10:00 a.m. this morning, we were informed that all of our water samples have come back good.  This means that, according to Governor Whitmer's order, we can now re-open the campground for Seasonal Customers only.  All transient campsite rentals at all licensed campgrounds are still prohibited for the duration of the Governor's Executive Order 2020-59.  Seasonal customers may now return to their RV's.  The water is all turned on and the sewers have been repaired.  We also ask that when you are here, you adhere to the Basic Infection Prevention Measures established by OSHA and the CDC and please practice established Social Distancing measures. (For Camping Guidelines under Executive Order 2020-59, please click on "Newsletters" in the band at the top of the website and then click on Camping Guidelines under Executive Order 2020-59)

Update April 9, 2020:  During the installation of the campground's new 50 A electric service last fall, several water, sewer and cable television lines were cut.  Contractors have been onsite for the past two weeks making repairs.  We currently have no sewer, water or electric hookups available.  And due to the coronavirus, our restroom/shower building has been closed for everyone's safety.  So at this time, the East Tawas City Park will not be open for camping.  We also encourage everyone to follow the intent of the Governor's order and avoid any "non-essential" travel.  We will keep all of our customers advised of changes and conditions as they occur.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Update April 1, 2020:
  In keeping with the actions of the State of Michigan and several Michigan communities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the East Tawas City Park will be closing the play structures in all of their park systems effective today, April 1, 2020.  The rest of the park areas will still remain open for your use.  Please continue to practice social distancing while enjoying our parks and other open spaces and do your best to remain at least six to ten feet away from others.

As you all know, we are in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic unlike anything most of us have faced in our lifetimes. The City of East Tawas and the East Tawas City Park are committed to the health of our residents and visitors and are taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus with guidance from state and county health officials.  These measures will not impact critical services such as drinking water, police, fire, emergency operations, or waste collection; however some City services have been modified.

  • As of noon March 13, 2020 the East Tawas City Hall, Community Center and Library were closed to the public and will remain closed until further notice. At this time, all Community Center activities have been postponed or cancelled.  City offices will remain open but will be closed to the public. Comments for public meetings may be submitted via letter (760 Newman Street, East Tawas, 48730) or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
  • During the next few weeks, our City Day Parks will remain open for your use. However,  the play structures in all parks are closed and have been fenced off. We ask that you practice social distancing while enjoying our parks and other open spaces and do your best to remain at least ten (10) feet away from others. 

While we understand the City’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 may cause some frustrations, we are committed to keeping our employees and the public safe while still delivering City services. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation in consultation with health officials to determine if further changes to operations are needed.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.  If you have any questions, please contact City hall at 989-362-6161 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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