PONTIAC LAKE SHOOTING RANGE OFFERS CURE FOR CABIN FEVER|
LANSING--A fun day of target shooting at Pontiac Lake
Recreation Area is one way to cure cabin fever. The target
range, which is open on weekends, offers visitors a variety
of shooting opportunities, including archery, pistol, rifle
and shotgun. Trapshooting at clay targets also is available.
Your day at the range can be fun for the entire family, with
everyone getting a chance to shoot grandpa's old
muzzleloader to a friendly competition between the kids and
parents. Such moments make fine memories and usually provide
good photo opportunities. Your visit also offers the
opportunity to teach and reinforce safe gun handling
The picnic area is open for an old-fashioned hot dog roast,
or many restaurants also are available near the park if
winter's bite becomes too extreme. But no matter your
choice, when you get home you will discover your cabin fever
is gone, and you will feel refreshed and exhilarated from
your pleasant day afield.
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area's winter range hours are Friday
through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $3 shooting fee is
required for persons 16 and older. A $20 annual motor
vehicle permit or $4 daily permit, available at the park
entrance gate, is required for entry into the park. For more
information, call 248-666-1020.
The park office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from
8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. The park is located 11
miles west of the Pontiac Silverdome just north of M-59.
From M-59, drive north on Williams Lake Road and west on