- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) - A master plan has been finalized for the 443-acre F.J. McLain State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The plan is expected to guide developments at the park in Houghton County over the next 60 years.

The state Department of Natural Resources also says $1.25 million has been appropriated for an initial construction phase at the park. Work is expected to start in the spring and could include new bathroom and shower facilities, modern campsites with electric service and a new campground road.

Severe storms in 2014 and January 2015 caused some erosion at the park. Officials closed 32 waterfront campsites because of unsafe conditions and erosion along the Lake Superior shoreline.

The shoreline is expected to continue eroding over the next several decades.

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