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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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  • Camping, hiking, beaching. About 2 mile walk to the lighthouse. Worth it. Sand/gravel trail. About halfway on the walk there’s a sign for a “shipwreck”, I walked up the dune and there was nothing...  more »
  • So glad to have had a chance to watch the sunset here. One could think they were at the ocean except for the fact that there was no tide! Easy to park and walk to a great spot to just take in the...  more »
  • Beautiful place! A real gem.
  • Rude staff, We got kicked out of park for sitting at our campfire quietly talking with no music. They only listened to the person that was next to us, didn't bother to listen to our side of the story. Everyone else camped around us asked why we were leaving so soon and on a Friday. 35 years of camping and this is the first problem I have ever had with the little rangers.

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