Mears State Park to Host ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ Safety Awareness Day June 7

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Charles Mears State Park will host a Safety Awareness Day on June 7 that will provide participants with information about how to engage in outdoor recreation safely.

“This is a great opportunity to ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ and learn practical safety tips at the same time,” explained Matthew Schwemin, lead worker at Charles Mears State Park.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, and will cover topics including “Leave No Trace” camping and hiking, fire prevention, hunter safety and bike safety. The last event will end around 4:30 p.m. with a presentation on rip current awareness. Visitors will see a Coast Guard rescue demonstration, a smoke house fire simulation and emergency rescue vehicles. The concessionaire will feature a special meal at a reduced rate for the event.

Charles Mears State Park is located at 400 W. Lowell St. in downtown Pentwater. For more information about this event, contact the park at 231-869-2051. Reservations for camping can be made by calling 800-44PARKS (7-2757), or on-line at www.midnrreservations.com.

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.