West Michigan State Park to Temporarily Close This Spring and Summer
You may have to adjust your camping and beach-going plans for summer of 2023...
Muskegon's P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Temporarily Closing for Renovations
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that P.J. Hoffmaster State Park will be temporarily closed in spring and summer 2023 while it undergoes renovations.
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is located in Muskegon on 3 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. If features a campground, sand dunes and 10 miles of scenic trails.
The park is getting $6.4 million in upgrades, including reconstructed roads, renovations to the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, new water and sewer lines, and new bathrooms.
The project is made possible by $250 million in federal relief funding from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Building Michigan Together Plan.
When is P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Closing?
As far as a timeline for the project, the road in the day use section will be the first to close at the beginning of April. Work is expected to be ongoing through July.
According to the DNR, projects will be done in phases. Access to the beach will remain open as long as possible.
The DNR says,
The tentative dates for this project are contingent upon weather, materials, and contractors. Bids have not yet gone out for these projects The first phase to be completed is the day use (main) beach area. The tentative plan is to close the day-use road, organizational campground, and visitor center from April 2023 through July 2023. The construction will begin at the back of the park at the Ski Lot and progress to the main entrance. We will allow access to the beach road until such time the construction needs to take place on the beach roadway and parking lots. Once the project reaches the day use beach road the entire entrance and day use area will close. Once the day use portion of the project is completed, the day use area will reopen. The next phase of construction will begin in the campground. The campground will tentatively close on July 7, 2023, through October 2023.
The day-use road, organizational campground and visitor center will close April 1 through July 2023. The campground will close July 7 through the remainder of the 2023 season
An updated project timeline will be posted here. You can also follow P.J. Hoffmaster State Park on Facebook for updates or call the park at 231-798-3711 with questions.