Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center in Cadillac Offers Outdoor Recreation Programs in August

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Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center The Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center, located at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac, is offering an array of outdoor recreation programs in August.

The programs include:

  • Picnic in the Park. On Saturday, Aug. 2, there will be a picnic on the front lawn of the center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are welcome.
  • Nature Discovery – Wildlife Sampler. On Saturday, Aug. 2, Jim McGrath will present programs on a variety of wildlife. The programs will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center.
  • Archery and Pellet Gun Ranges. Also on Saturday, Aug. 2, the center’s archery and pellet gun ranges will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Float Fishing; Archery and Pellet Guns; and Laser Shot. On Saturday, Aug. 9, the center will offer float fishing from noon to 2 p.m.; the archery and pellet gun ranges will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. and laser shot will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Archery and Pellet Guns, Fishing Simulations and Float Fishing. On Saturday, Aug. 16, the center will offer archery and pellet guns from noon to 2 p.m.; fishing simulations from 3 to 5 p.m. and float fishing from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Hunter Safety Class. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, there will be a hunter safety class offered at the center. For more information and to pre-register, call the center at 231-779-1321.
  • Nature Discovery – Michigan Turtles. On Saturday, Aug. 30, the center will host Jim McGrath, who will be presenting programs on Michigan turtles. The programs are offered from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Float Fishing, Archery and Pellet Gun Ranges, Adult Laser Shot. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the center will offer float fishing from noon to 2 p.m.; archery and pellet gun ranges from 3 to 5 p.m. and adult laser shot from 6 to 8 p.m.

All programs are free, and there is no requirement for a state park Motor Vehicle Permit to visit the Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center. The center is located next to Mitchell State Park on M-115 in Cadillac. For more information on any of the programs listed above, call the center at 231-779-1321.