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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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The dunes...bike trails. canoeing, fishing... interpretive center...great camping and day park...nice walk to the lighthouse.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The dunes...bike trails. canoeing, fishing... interpretive center...great camping and day park...nice walk to the lighthouse.

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great for hiking, photography and history. See the dam and lake. Canoe/watercraft rentals are outrageously expensive. Bathrooms are "rustic" i.e take a deep breath before entering!

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White Cloud, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful state park! They had hosted a star gazing class and after a beautiful day to relax and listen about the stars in the sky and watch the sunset go down and the waves splashing on shore it was a nice way to end the day!!! I learned a lot and the speaker was very good he didn't... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This park is almost always crowded in the summer, so don't expect to drop in and find a camping spot. However, even if you can't camp there's always room to park your car, walk about, and enjoy beautiful, clear water. It's a great place for fishing and birdwatching, with delightful trails (some hilly, all pretty) and a classic lighthouse. You... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is great hiking, fishing, camping and swimming. Other people wait their whole year to come here but we are lucky enough to live 6 miles away. We walk our dogs out here several times a week.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We followed the ridge trail and island trail. It was a great 4 mile hike in the snow. Trails were well-marked, benches throughout, so no need to bring chairs. Definitely bring your binoculars for birding!

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Jackson, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 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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