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Most campsites, cabins in UP state park reopen after storm

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Most backcountry cabins and campsites in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park have reopened after flooding from a storm.

State Natural Resources officials say the closures were lifted Tuesday, but the Emily Lake State Forest Campground in Houghton County remains closed indefinitely.

A July 11 storm dumped nearly a foot of rain on some parts of the western Upper Peninsula. The cabins were temporarily closed July 14.

More storms days later knocked trees and branches onto utility lines. Six state parks in the western Upper Peninsula lost power.

The Speaker's Cabin at Porcupine Mountains remains closed until Aug. 20. It was moved a dozen feet after flooding undercut the banks of a nearby creek.

A Presque Isle Campground campsite was closed permanently due to collapsed sides of a stream bank.

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