Launch Site

Muskegon Waste Water Treatment Facility-MMAR Launch Field

Directions to the launch site:

From Muskegon: At the intersection of US 31 with M-46 (Apple Ave) go east 6.9 miles to Maple Island Drive and turn north. Go 2.2 miles to entrance of the Waste Water Facility (ROCKET LAUNCH SIGN). Turn east and go 2 miles to the launch site (MMAR SIGN).

From Grand Rapids, take 96 north to US 31 West and turn north at NUNICA exit (Rt 112 – Maple Island Drive). Go north 15 miles thru Apple Ave intersection and on to field as above.


N43 degrees 15 hours  49.98 minutes, W86 degrees 1 hour 44.64 minutes.Launch site


Parking will be restricted to “TENT CITY” and areas behind the safety lines north of the ditch running along the launch site.


ATVs may be used around the launch site, as long as they are kept on the roads and trails.

No vehicles of any kind may be used to drive onto the crops areas and crop circles.


There are large sprinkling systems used to water the crops. They are not spraying potable water! It is partially treated sewage water. Do not walk under the sprinklers if they are spraying. If your rocket should land under a sprinkling system and get wet, wait to retrieve it until the spray has passed. Cleaning facilities will be available for such rare occurrences.

There is a large hazard south of the launch site area, locally known as the Big Icky!

For rockets that land in the settlement pond, they will ONLY be retrievable from shore. Casting equipment will be available to try to snag your rocket. Rule 10.4 will apply.

A row boat will be on site to assist in retrieving any large and expensive rockets or rockets not recoverable by rule 10.4. The use of the boat will ONLY be done by event staff. If a rocket goes into the settlement pond that you wish to retrieve, please see a member of the event staff for assistance. Event staff will decide if retrieval of a rocket from the settlement pond can be safely attempted. Their decision is final.