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Ludington State Park, Ludington

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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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  • I had seen Ludington State Park was a place to visit, during the summer, but visited there in October. AWESOME! Right next to Lake Michigan. If you want to camp here, during the summer, get your reser...  more »
  • Great view at the light house. Note you need the recreational pass to park your car at the park. If not you can park on the outside of the park along the road. This was the option we took as we had a ...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the quiet walk to the lighthouse. It was only 1.5 miles, and I was able to take the whole trip in under 2 hours. Beautiful view of the lake, and the lighthouse it absolutely beautiful...  more »

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