Statewide State Park Campgrounds Electrical System Analysis Study

Project Type

Utility Infrastructure

Project Location

Eight Locations in Michigan

Owner

State of Michigan

  • Department of Technology Management and Budget
  • Department of Natural Resources

Services Performed

Surveying
Schematic and Final Design
Construction Administration

Estimated Construction Cost

$2,000,000

NFE was retained by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a comprehensive study and evaluation of the campground electrical systems at eight state parks, including:

  • Baraga State Park
  • Petosky State Park
  • Traverse City State Park
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park
  • Lakeport State Park
  • Muskallonge Lake State Park
  • Rifle River State Recreation Area
  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area

The overall goal of the statewide electrical system study and implementation was to evaluate each park’s existing electrical infrastructure, make recommendations for short-term and long-term solutions, and provide preliminary layouts and cost for proposed campground electrical systems. Specifically, NFE focused on public electrical services, transformers, distribution panels, electrical pedestals, controls for pump and utility systems, building systems (circuit panels), electrical distribution systems and barrier-free access. NFE provided DTMB and DNR with a detailed program allowing the DNR Parks and Recreation Division to make prudent reinvestment decisions.