1 Ludington State park 5300 acres situated between Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake Scenic Sand Dunes Seven miles of Lake Michigan shoreline Big Sable river Five miles of Hamlin Lake shoreline Over 25 miles of trails Points of Interest Lake Michigan Beach Beautiful sand beach with space to spread out Location of the historic Lake Michigan Beach House A camp store and restaurant are located in the beach house Big Sable Point Lighthouse Big Sable Point Lighthouse Located miles north of the park entrance No vehicle access allowed along lighthouse road Hiking and biking allowed This hike can be a hot one, so bring snacks and water Tower open 10 am - 5 pm Bus Days provide assisted access three times per year Lighthouse keepers program is available Visit for details Hamlin Dam Regulates the water level in Hamlin Lake Site of former logging village of Hamlin and CCC.
2 Camp Excellent fishing location, especially during fall salmon run Hamlin Lake Beach Warms up earlier in the year than Lake Michigan Picnic area and playground nearby Boat rentals available through concessionaire Picnic shelter reservable at Dedicated Natural Area 2800 acres protecting the park 's coastal dune ecosystem and interdunal wetlands Accommodations and Amenities Pines Campground 99 campsites Located near Lake Michigan Two modern restrooms Generally shady, with some sunny sites 20/30 amp service available on all sites 50 amp service on select sites Connected to Bike Path, Logging Trail and Lighthouse Road Cedar Campground 106 campsites in main campground Located between Pines and Beechwood One modern restroom 20/30 amp service on modern sites Generally open and sunny sites, with some shade 8 campsites in tent loop without electricity Connected to Bike Path and Coast Guard Trail Beechwood Campground 147 Campsites Adjacent to Hamlin and Lost Lakes and near Hamlin Dam Three modern restrooms Generally shady, with some sun 20/30 amp service available on all sites 50 amp service located on select sites in front loop Connected to Bike Path, Coast Guard Trail, Island Trail and Lost Lake Trail Jack Pine Walk-in Sites 10 walk-in campsites Located one mile north of Pines Campground Located in dunes and jack pine barren; near Lake Michigan Vault toilets and hand pump provided All supplies must be carried in.
3 No vehicles allowed Beautiful opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the dunes Mini-Cabins Available year round One each in Pines, Cedar and Beechwood campgrounds Two sets of bunk beds;. sleeps four Electricity, heat, microwave and refrigerator provided Restroom facilities nearby Contact (800) 44 Parks or for reservations Camp Stores Canoe and kayak rentals Ice cream and beverages Snacks and meals Souvenirs Camping supplies Tubes and rafts Swimming gear Clothing Activities Biking Over two miles of paved bike paths connect campgrounds with other points of interest. Paths form a loop around north and south side of Big Sable river . Bicycles are allowed on the unpaved access road to the Big Sable Point Lighthouse. From the Pines campground to the Lighthouse and back is approximately 3 miles. Boating and Canoeing With a paved, two lane boat launch on Hamlin Lake, it is easy to access the excellent fishing and water skiing of this 5,000 acre body of water.
4 Unimproved access points along Hamlin Lake and the Big Sable river provide canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Check out the marked canoe trail; it is one of a kind! Fishing Whether fishing for perch near the dam, bluegills on Hamlin Lake or salmon at the mouth of the river , there are plenty of opportunities to reel one in! Special fishing regulations apply along the Big Sable river , so check the MDNR fishing regulations before wetting a line. Hiking 25 miles of hiking and walking trails and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline allow you to explore the dune, wetland and forest environment. Interpretive Programs Join the park interpreter for daily summer programs and learn about the park 's history, ecosystems and recreational opportunities. Kayaking and Tubing Kayaking opportunities include the Big Sable river and Lost Lake.
5 Tubing is an extremely popular way to spend a warm afternoon. Kayaks and canoes can be rented from the park concession at Hamlin Lake. Tubes can be purchased from the park store. Recreation 101. Fly a kite! Learn to fish! Paddle a kayak for the first time! If you want to learn about a new outdoor activity, Recreation 101 is your chance. With Recreation 101. programs, you bring the passion to learn something new, we'll provide the gear, guide and good times! Special Programs Special programs are held each week at the park 's amphitheater. Musicians, animal rehabilitators and historians show their skills and share their knowledge. Visit or pick up a copy of the park newspaper for program dates and times. Winter Sports Just because it's cold, doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the park . Dress properly and stop out for weekly snowshoe hikes and groomed cross country ski trails.
6 Thank You! Questions? Contact us at (231) 843-2423. Reservations can be made by calling 800-44-PARKS or by visiting