One of the most popular state parks in Michigan, Ludington State Park beckons visitors for fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming in Lake Michigan. The park's 2,100 hectares (5,300 acres) encompass many ecosystems including forests, sand dunes, beaches, a dam, a river, and the lake. Visit the nature center for information on the park and recent wildlife sightings. Take a short walk along the beach to visit Big Sable Point Lighthouse, which dates to 1876 and stands 34 m (112 ft) tall. You can get out on the water by renting a boat on Hamlin Lake, or enjoy swimming in this man-made lake created by the Hamlin Lake Dam. Put Ludington State Park into our Ludington online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ludington.
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The state park is the reason we choose Ludington for our vacations. We spent several days at the beach, but we walked about 1/2 mile north of the beach house to get a private, secluded alcove for...
The state park is the reason we choose Ludington for our vacations. We spent several days at the beach, but we walked about 1/2 mile north of the beach house to get a private, secluded alcove for... more »
Our first visit. Great State Park. Really loved the dog-friendly beach (specific dog area). Also enjoyed the 2 mile hike to the lighthouse. Cool park for sure.
Our first visit. Great State Park. Really loved the dog-friendly beach (specific dog area). Also enjoyed the 2 mile hike to the lighthouse. Cool park for sure. more »
This State Park is a beautiful and peaceful. The Beach is absolutely breathtaking. It appears to be well taken care of and has a very clean restroom. Looking forward to returning in the future.
This State Park is a beautiful and peaceful. The Beach is absolutely breathtaking. It appears to be well taken care of and has a very clean restroom. Looking forward to returning in the future. more »
My family has been visiting Ludington state park for over 60 years and through three generations. Through the years we have found endless joy here, from camping, to boating, swimming and of course, campfires. Ludington is a great place to kick back and relax, listen to the sounds of peaceful woods and the gentle waves of Lake Michigan. Alternatively it's also a great place to take adventurous hikes through the forest, climb mountainous sand dunes and water ski. There's fun here for anyone with appreciation for the outdoors. There are few places on earth I'd rather spend a sunny day.
It's all about location location location! Great spot for camping if you like to be active when you camp. Lots and lots of trails in addition to beach access. The campground itself is well maintained and the site are decently sized but there is very, very, VERY little privacy which is why I can only give 4 stars. It does look like they've been planting trees so hopefully that will give future campers more private sites.
Awesome! Haven't been there since I kid. It was very nice to revisit and walk the beach. 4' rollers coming in 50' out.... Just awesome! 😁
Wow. This park has it all. We loved our time here. The grounds are well maintained but the beach and sand dunes make it special! The sunsets felt otherworldly. We hope to be back soon!
Great hiking trails, excellent views, beach access, lake access on Hamlin Lake, canoeing and kayaking access. All around a great place to visit. Also, a neat little amphitheater if you are looking for a wooded wedding venue.
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