Snowshoe Making Classes at the Ludington State Park


The Ludington State Park offers snowshoe making classes every winter.
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2019 Snowshoe Making Classes were held on November 1st and 2nd. Stay tuned for information on 2020 Snowshoe Making Classes!

Classes are held at the Warming Shelter (unless otherwise noted) and are limited to participants 16 years and older. Instructor guide you through the steps to making top-of-the-line traditional wooden snowshoes that will get you through the deep snowfalls, and will last for generations. The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $180, which includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, high quality bindings, personal instructions and lunch. When you are finished, you have snowshoes you can use throughout the winter, or give them away as a unique gift. During the warmer months, you can display them as a decoration. Snowshoeing is inexpensive and a great way to burn some calories while enjoying the outdoors.

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To make a reservation:
1) Go to the "Michigan Department of Natural Resources" website
2) Click on "Education and Safety"
3) Click on "Outdoor Skills Academy"
4) Click on "Ludington State Park"
5) Click on "Snowshoe Making Clinic for November 1st through 2nd"
6) Follow the directions to sign up and how to pay

A Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required to enter the park and may be purchased at the park. Residents may also now purchase the $11 Recreation Passport when they renew their Michigan license plate at the Secretary of State office or through the Michigan e-store at


Ludington State Park Contact Info

Camping Reservations (Michigan DNR) (800) 447-2757 or Ludington State Park Michigan DNR reservations
Ludington State Park Local Office (231) 843-2423
Concessions & Watercraft Rental (231) 843-1888
Snowshoe Class Reservations/Special Programs (231) 843-9261


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Last Updated: 02-07-2020 11:43 AM ID: 274