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Ludington State Park

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Address: 8800 W. M-116, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone Number: (231) 843-2423
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Beautiful spot

A great place to tour thru for a couple of hours, or to stay for a few days. Fishing, tubing and camping plentiful. Very nice beach on main area. Be sure to go around to spots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Jackson, Michigan
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Jackson, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A great place to tour thru for a couple of hours, or to stay for a few days. Fishing, tubing and camping plentiful. Very nice beach on main area. Be sure to go around to spots and get out of car to view nature.

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Ludington, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We're pretty proud of our state park, awarded the "Best of" for a few years. It's beautiful and you can choose to go on the Lake MI side (the big lake) or go to the Lake Hamlin side for a quieter experience. Great boat put-in too. Our favorite thing to do is to grab an innertube and float down the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Even with outside temperatures of 3 and wind chill of -26 you can find cleared roads and beautiful photographs to be taken. A number of winter athletes were enjoying the fresh powder and were seen with their snowshoes. The beach was deserted but the ice and snow were great! Free to get in during the winter! I didn't see if... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is, truly, the best State Park in Michigan. Great for camping, awesome hiking trails, well marked. Lighthouse tours available.

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Mulliken, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There were 6 of us and we really enjoyed relaxing on the river and just floating along. We saw quite a bit of wildlife. The park was well designed and clean. The beach where the river came into Lake Michigan was just beautiful with nice facilities. My only wish is that we had brought 2 cars one to leave at... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It has several miles of hiking trails and beautiful scenery. It is definitely something that shouldn't be missed if you are in the area.

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed in a mini-cabin for a couple nights and enjoyed the small cabin and the fire ring. The bathrooms are well maintained. There are hikes you can take all over the park and the hike to the lighthouse was a special treat.

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I always enjoy Ludington State Park. It is a nice area to walk around with plenty of walking trails. It is especially nice during the fall when all of the leaves are changing.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A 7 mile long, sugar sand beach, with small dunes and little ponds sometimes stocked with pollywogs & little frogs, and minnows, in sandy bottom pools, conditions permitting. The park has 3 campgrounds, and another beautiful lake for boating, fishing & swimming and hiking around and through the state park, known as Hamlin Lake. Great recreation all around. The Big... More 

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Coopersville, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This huge State park north of Ludington has so much to offer. Entering the park from the south allows you to drive right along the Lake Michigan beach...it seems to go on forever and is freely accessible by parking along the road anywhere. The beach is so extensive one would be hard-pressed to find a 'crowded' area even on the... More 

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