P. J. Hoffmaster State Park, in cooperation with the Muskegon Area Sportsmen for Youth, will host the 16th annual Sportsmen for Youth Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
This event is hosted each year with the cooperation of area sportsmen and women who volunteer to introduce young people to outdoor sports. The park’s large beach area parking lot will be converted into an outdoor sports show where young people are given the opportunity to try their hand at archery, shooting sports, fishing and many other outdoor activities.
There will be special live animal programs, such as Birds of Prey by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Michigan Snakes by Nature Discovery.
Participants under 17 years of age will receive a t-shirt and other souvenirs, a lunch coupon and raffle tickets. Raffle prizes include outdoor equipment and other items.
Overflow parking is being provided by the Muskegon Motor Cycle Hill Climb Association at their Hill Climb location on Lake Harbor Road. A shuttle service will move participants the short distance from the overflow parking area to Hoffmaster State Park.
Hoffmaster State park is located at 6585 Lake Harbor Rd., southwest of Muskegon. Those planning to visit the park should be aware that construction is planned for Pontaluna Road from US 31 west to Wood Road. The detour will be well marked and will only cause a slight inconvenience to travelers.
For more information about this event or accessibility accommodations to attend this event, contact the park manager at 231-798-3711 (or TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired) at least seven days prior to the event, or view information about these details at www.michigan.gov/hoffmaster. The facilities at Hoffmaster State Park are ADA-accessible.
There is no fee for this special event, but a Michigan State Parks Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park. Permits are available at the entrance for $6 for a daily resident permit and $24 for an annual resident permit. Non-Michigan residents can obtain permits for $8 for a daily and $29 for an annual.