The 2018 Hamlin Lake fireworks performance is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th at dusk (about 10:15 PM EDT) from Camp Douglas Smith. This is located north-east across the lake from Wilson Hill Park, Barnhart Rd. The rain postponement date is Sunday July 8th.
Best viewing is by boat in the Upper Lake from Indian Pete Bayou east to Victory Park or on the south shore of the Upper Lake. For obvious safety reasons spectators are not permitted on the grounds of Camp Douglas Smith. Viewing from the North shore is limited to private properties.
Special appreciation is due the Grant Twp. Fire Department and Mason Co. Sheriff’s Department for providing superb assistance in making this a safe event and to John Quiring for use of his property.
Donations are requested. Contributions may be sent to Hamlin Lake Preservation Society, PO Box 178, Ludington, MI 49431. The HLPS has been part of the lake’s fireworks display since 1985 and the sole sponsor since 1994. The annual cost exceeds $8,000 in addition to the volunteer efforts related to fund raising, permits, setup, publicity, insurance, and cleanup. Thanks to the longtime contributors who continue to make substantial gifts and to resorts who help cover the costs. Your help will be appreciated. For more information regarding the fireworks, contact Kent Gage at (231) 843-3169, firstname.lastname@example.org.