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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Just a quick tip for the kayak/canoe trail on Hamilin lake, Super interesting though the routes could be a little hard in the middle of the summer. However, for a few hours it's fantastic to paddle... more »
Plenty of great trails to hike. We did the 4 mile RT to the Big Sable Lighthouse and then climbed 130 steps to the top for views of Lake Michigan and the dunes. more »
Beautiful place! A real gem.
This was our first time staying and we only stayed one night, but now wish we would have stayed longer! The walk to the lighthouse was about a mile and a half from our campsite. It's a beautiful walk with a cool shipwreck and lots of beach to look at on the way. We walked to the water at night and it was beautiful. Everyone was very nice and the bathrooms were great! Had plug-ins and warm showers :).
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