Mitchell State Park - Wild Mushroom Clinic

Date:  September 27, 2020  
Time:  10:00 AM - TBD
Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

Contact: Ed Shaw, Park Interpreter 231-779-1321

Close-up of a morel mushroom growing in the woods

Join outdoor enthusiasts Jill and Aaron Grenchik as they instruct you on how to identify a variety of Michigan’s edible wild mushrooms and share some tips on where to start looking. In addition, you will learn about proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

The class will run four to five hours. We will start the day in the (outdoor) classroom and then move to the woods nearby.

The cost for this class is $40, which includes lunch. 

The class will be held outdoors, and participation is limited to 20 students.

To register for this class, go to and click on the “Purchase a license” button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

By registering for the class, you are agreeing to wear a face mask at all times. In addition, by registering for the class you agree to submit a health form the morning of the class.

For more information contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the class to guarantee a refund.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at