Traditionally held the first weekend after Labor Day, HOT BOAT WEEKEND, takes place at Hardy Dam Pond on the Muskegon River in White Cloud, Michigan.
Hardy Dam is located about 20 miles southwest of Big Rapids, Michigan.
Hardy Dam is a 3,750sq acre earth-filled dam that is 110ft deep at its deepest point and the entire pond is surrounded by 2,000 campsites.
Sandy Beach Campground is on the west side of Hardy Dam Pond and Newyago State Park is on the east side.
All of this, including Hardy Dam, is located inside the beautiful 538,000 acre Manistee National Forest.
Fisherman! If you want to do some fishing, Hardy Dam has rainbow trout, Chinook salmon, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and more!
If you are staying in Big Rapids (the closest “big city”), we recommend checking out:
excellent Schu-burger @ Schuberg’s Bar and Grill (109 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids
Cleopatra’s Hookah Lounge (14253 Northland Dr, Big Rapids)
The Gate bowling, arcade center, sports bar & grill (706 Perry Ave, Big Rapids)
Tube/canoe the Muskegon River via Sawmill Canoe Livery (226 Baldwin St, Big Rapids)
What: HOT BOAT WEEKEND HARDY DAM
When: September 6-8, 2019
Where: Hardy Dam Pond (6619 East 36th st, White Cloud, Michigan)