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Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center

Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center

Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Road
Muskegon, MI 49441
Elizabeth Brockwell-Tillman, Interpreter


Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10a.m. - 5 p.m.
Labor Day - Thanksgiving, Fri. and Sat. 10a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving - New Year, CLOSED
New Years - Memorial Day, Saturdays 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visitor Center is closed on all state holidays

Recreation passport required for entry

The Gillette Visitor Center, located in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, is nestled among one of the nation's most impressive dune systems. Perched at the top of a large sand dune surrounded by a pristine wooded back-dune, the center features exhibits to tell Michigan's unique sand dune story. Within easy access from the visitor center, the half-mile Lake Michigan Trail goes up and over the park's sheltered backdune forest and leads visitors out into a grassy foredune with a sweeping view of the beach and Lake Michigan.

Programs for families and classrooms

Field Trips

Field trips available for classrooms ready to learn.

Programs for the Public

Fun, educational programs held throughout the year.