Brimley State Park to Host Two ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ Wood Carving Days

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Brimley State Park will be featuring various wood carvers demonstrating their craft on June 14 and June 21. Activities will begin each day at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Scott Kuefler, a chain saw carver from Chesterfield, Michigan, will be carving outside the picnic shelter on both June 14 and 21. John Fleet from Bellaire, Michigan, will do a Great Lakes freighter model ship building demonstration on June 21. Margaret and James Wicks, duck decoy and fish carvers from Curtis, Michigan, will be at Brimley on June 21 to do a fish carving workshop. Larry Gilbert, a fish carver from Sault Ste. Marie, will also be doing a fish carving workshop on June 21. All the artists will be bringing kits to sell to those interested in wood carving and will be available to assist anyone who would be interested in starting a carving or building a ship.

For additional information or to pre-register for one of the workshops, please call Brimley State Park at (906) 248-4322.

Brimley State Park is located at 9200 West 6 Mile Rd. in Brimley in the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay. Some of the more popular activities at the park include swimming, boating, fishing and freighter watching. Area attractions include Tahquamenon Falls, two national fish hatcheries, the Hiawatha National Forest, Mackinac Island Historic Park, the Tower of History, the Museum Ship Valley Camp, the Soo Locks and Soo Locks Boat Tours, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and Point Iroquois Lighthouse. All are within a short drive of the park.

Brimley State Park offers modern camping facilities, with sites that range from $21 to $23 per night for a 30 amp site or a 50 amp site. The park has 237 sites, all with electrical hook-ups. Additional park amenities include a mini-cabin and three modern restrooms with showers and an enclosed picnic shelter. Reservations for camping can be made by calling 800-447-2757 or online at:

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the entrance. Cost is $24 for resident annual and $6 for resident daily. A non-resident annual is $29 and a non-resident daily is $8.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.