Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park, situated between the 5,000-acre Hamlin Lake and 7 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, features scenic sand dunes, three campgrounds, the iconic Big Sable Point Lighthouse, 21 miles of marked trails and more. A 1-mile stretch of the Big Sable River runs through the park and provides excellent opportunities for fishing, paddling and tubing.
The historic Lake Michigan beach house, located in the day-use area, is home to interpretive exhibits and programming. A boat launch is available for access to Hamlin Lake.
Specially adapted EnChroma-enabled viewers now offer people who are colorblind a tool to enjoy the full spectrum of colors along the Skyline Trail, thanks to the Friends of the Ludington State Park.
The iconic Big Sable Point Lighthouse is accessible by foot or bike (although the pathway can be more difficult for road bikes) via a 1.8-mile-long (one way) sand-and-gravel pathway.
The main park entrance is at the end of M-116, not along Piney Ridge Road. Piney Ridge Road cannot accommodate large vehicles.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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