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Ludington State Park, Ludington

(4.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. With our international travel planner, Ludington attractions like Ludington State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Lake Michigan beach,Big Sauble Lighthouse, hiked the dunes and saw people tubing down the river from Hamlin Lake which is in the State Park too.  more »
  • Our family enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures during our midwinter break by hiking the trails. They are beautiful, well-maintained, and it was fun to stop in the hiking cabin along the way.  more »
  • enjoyed all the beautiful views and fact filled information sites in this park very family oriented many things for kids to see and do  more »
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  • Holly Molly Guacamole! I am happy that I got an opportunity to visit Ludington State Park . The park is humongous so plan for at least 3 nights stay. Beach is awesome and lively. The best part of this State Park is that 'It' has something to offer for all ages of people. Trails are superb. Mixed of bike and walk trails. You can rent a bike from park store. Did I said store? Yes, this state park has its own store where you can get all things that you can forget if have packed your stuff for camping in hurry. Ice parlor inside the store is good. All major credit cards are accepted so cashless shopping. The park offers tent only campsites (No electric points but who needs one) as well so if you don't want a RV jungle around you then book these sites (cedar campground). I hope that my review helps with your decision. No matter what, I am going again to this beautiful place! Enjoy. Happy Camping :)
  • Top 5 state parks in Michigan This state park offers the widest variety of activities. Miles long walkable beaches. Inner lake ideal for kayaking and boating. The river downstream the dam great for floating tubes. Plenty of places for beginner anglers. The 3 camping sites are well interconnected through bicycle paths mostly paved. You can find more quiet in the remoter backside camp (tents only) and a gorgeous view of the stars. The lighthouse is icing on the cake. Clean services and well maintained.
  • This is by far one of my favorite state parks. It has everything, miles of sandy beaches, Lake Michigan shoreline and inland lakes. You can dock your boat, kayak, canoe right next to your campsite at the east end. They also offer rentals. The hiking trails are maintained very well with easy to follow maps. As far as camping goes they have everything from rustic hike in tent spots, to concrete pad RV spots. My only gripe is how crowded the place gets but it's hard to blame them. Even the drive in, in between the dunes is something else.
  • Ludington State Park is, in my opinion, easily my favorite State Park in Michigan. It is just beautiful, and there are so many different things to do. The sand dunes are awesome, you can float down the river and out to lake Michigan, the Hamlin Dam is always fun, and the trails through the forest are breathtakingly beautiful and offer lots and lots of different kinds of terrain and wildlife depending on what area you decide to explore.
  • My family has been going here for year. The best camp ground I have been too. Clean bathrooms, beaches and sites. Lots of people but always very quiet.