Hot Boat Weekend @ Hardy Dam Pond (White Cloud, Michigan)

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.

Michigan hotties @ Hot Boat Weekend
Hot Boat Weekend @ Hardy Dam

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.

Hardy Dam is located 3hrs northwest of Detroit

Sandy Beach Campground is on the west side of Hardy Dam Pond and Newyago State Park is on the east side.

Map of Hardy Dam Pond

All of this, including Hardy Dam, is located inside the beautiful 538,000 acre Manistee National Forest.

Hot Boat Weekend hotties!

Fisherman! If you want to do some fishing, Hardy Dam has rainbow trout, Chinook salmon, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and more!

Map courtesy of ‘Scream And Fly’

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)

Hot Boat!


When:          September 11-13, 2020

Where:        Hardy Dam Pond (6619 East 36th st, White Cloud, Michigan)

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  1. I heard that hot boats was cancelled this year. I know there is a date for this year. Still hearing cancelled. Can anyone out there give an assured answer if it really is? Been always a great time! Going on our 6th year! Be safe everyone and take care!😄

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