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Ludington State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Went to visit and ended up moving to Ludington

Cute little quaint town. With boutiques and things to do during the summer and fall. The winter a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue B
Ludington, Michigan
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I love this place

I am an outdoor enthusiast and, among other things, really enjoy hiking. I annually do a hike in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fenton, Michigan
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“hiking trails”(69 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cute little quaint town. With boutiques and things to do during the summer and fall. The winter a lot of shops close but there is snowshoeing in the Ludington State Park. Very close to many things for sledding and snowmobiling. Many ice fishers on Lake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an outdoor enthusiast and, among other things, really enjoy hiking. I annually do a hike in LSP walking the perimeter of trails around the park....about 10 miles: Skyline - Hamlin Dam - Island - Ridge - Logging - Lighthouse to Big Sable then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thomasbP905IT
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The best state park in Michigan. It has Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake along with campgrounds and many hiking trails and bike paths to numerous to mention. If you have not been here you need to come and experience pure joy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank veladero
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Plenty of hiking/biking trails and fishing available. Campground a little too cramped for me though.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grdault
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Nice public city beach. I wish we were there when the lighthouse gift shop was open. Lake Michigan is beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank O8177PRsusanw
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Perfect views this time of year! We went to spend the day exploring in town & took the majority of our pictures here along the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a wonderful week at this beautiful state park. Brought our trail bikes as we found several great spots for trail riding. Campground is located on Lake Michigan. Sites are nice with fire ring and picnic table. Plenty of hiking and great views of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julie6114
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Overall a nice park but very crowded. Our stay at the walk-in campsite made the trip worth it, otherwise camping at Beechwood or the other developed sites you will feel like you are at a mall. Upon arriving your license plate and ID are recorded,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank acg777
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We just visited this park and were more than pleasantly surprised. Beautiful grounds with trails running next to the river and others thru the woods. There are long bike paths thru the woods and by the river. Many folks were fishing near the dams and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach and Park I’ve been to in Michigan’s lower peninsula. There are miles of free park and walk beach with dunes, camping and the nicest clear water you’ve ever seen. The lighthouse is quite a long walk (3.6 miles round trip)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marc L
17 September 2018|
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Response from cymkrgb | Reviewed this property |
Most sites have power hookups for campers (but an extension cord will work in you're in a tent). As others have stated before me, the dishwashing is done at your campsite, using your buckets/tubs (campground rules are... More
25 August 2018|
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Response from DonandKim74 | Reviewed this property |
The state park is only about 8 miles from downtown Ludington. Great shops, restaurants and other attractions there.
19 August 2018|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
If you are in Beechwood close to the boardwalk you can put in right there if you want. If there is water, chuck them in and have fun, you do not have to use a dedicated location to launch. A lot of people keep their kayaks... More