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Interpretive Sites: Michigan > P. J. Hoffmaster State Park

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Hoffmaster Wildlife Observation Site

Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Recommended Season: Month of May -- Viewing Migrations
Size: 1,054 Acres

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General Description

P. J. Hoffmaster State Park features several habitats supporting wildlife and plant life.
Copyright: - Michigan State Parks & Forests
P. J. Hoffmaster State Park features several habitats supporting wildlife and plant life.
P. J. Hoffmaster State Park rests along two and a half miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline where visitors can frolic at water's edge amid towering sand dunes. Tucked between Lake Michigan and Little Black Lake, the park has many natural attractions amid several habitats From the flat beaches to the ancient sand dunes, bird life is plentiful. Upland birds habitat the wooded areas while shoreline birds feast at water's edge. Raptors can be seen soaring on the air currents of the dunes when winds are from the east. Bird enthusiasts find this park particularly rewarding each May when migrating orioles, wood thrushes, and scarlet tanagers pass through for rest and rejuvenation. Two notable man-made attractions include The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center and the expansive dune stairs that lead to 360-degree views.

Directions from Fruitport, MI: Take US-31 to the Pontaluna Road exit and head west for two miles on Pontaluna Road to reach the park entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping 293 Sites
ICON Fishing No Boat Launch
ICON Hiking & Walking Several Trail Choices
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Hoffmaster Wildlife Observation Site
ICON Picnicking Tables, Grills
ICON Viewing Scenery Ancient Sand Dunes
ICON Viewing Migrations Orioles, Tanagers

Related Activities
The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center - Programs for grades 1 - 12 are offered by calling the visitor center. More advanced programming is offered to repeat visitors.

More Information

Visitor Information:

P. J. Hoffmaster State Park , 6585 Lake Harbor Road , Muskegon, MI, 49441, Phone: 231-798-3711, TTY: 517-335-4623


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