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Ludington State Park

Address: 8800 W. M-116, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone Number: (231) 843-2423
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Outdoors
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Type: Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Coopersville, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ludington in the winter is a sleepy town that's mostly closed down for the season but the state park is open! There is an extensive trail network that is well marked with lots to see. We parked at the main lot and decided to follow the beach north to the lighthouse. I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the most beautiful state park we have ever visited! The Lake Michigan beach and beach house are stunning! The river, dam, trails, campgrounds, and nature provide something for everyone! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I travel with my entire family year round pretty much, for work. We like to stop by the state parks whenever possible and take in the scenery. This park is in a gem. Beautiful scenery, a waterfall, amazing wildlife if you look around you! I walked around for hours in amazement at all of the park. There is fishing allowed... More 

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Ludington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Whether you like to camp, fish, hike or just picnic, LSP is the place to be to enjoy the outdoors. During the summer months you can rent a variety of water toys ie canoes, paddle boards, kayaks etc and in the winter snow shoes are available. The scenery is breath taking from the sky walk.

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Ludington, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the state park. Beautiful beaches, great hiking trails, snowshoe trails, cross-country skiing, kayak, camp. Everything you need in one place. Impressed that there is a wheelchair accessible trail that takes you along the river and across the dam. Staff is always helpful during the summer season. a beautiful place to get away.

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is nothing to dislike. There are ships to watch. Playgrounds for children. Beaches for couples. Forests to walk in. Lots of vairous shops and restaurants. We like the OLD HAMLIN restaurant and the Ponderosa. Of course there is always the House of Flavors. Tube down the river from Hamlin Lake into Lake Michigan. Great dam to fish from, 3... More 

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Wanatah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great place for a family camping trip. We have been here two different times and my kids love it here. There are bike trails, hiking trails, swimming in Lake Michigan or Lake Hamlin. We enjoyed tubing also. One of my favorite places to take my family camping.

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Ludington, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything about the Ludington State park is great. You're right on Lake Michigan and you are also on Hamlin Lake. Great fishing area's and the trails are great for the family. The lot's are spacious and lot's of tree's. There is a nice slow moving river to tube down that goes all the way to the beach. Living in Ludington... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was our first visit to Ludington State Park, just as day visitors, not campers. We hiked by the river and dam, and on one of the nature trails alongside Hamlin Lake. The trail was splendid with beautiful lake views and quiet forest moments, though it was a little busy on a Saturday morning. We returned the next day to... More 

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