Ludington State Park in Ludington, MI

Ludington State Park Scripps

Park managed by State of Michigan

About Ludington State Park

Address: 8800 M116 Ludington, MI 49431

Pack up the family and your beach gear and head up for a great day at Ludington State Park.

Kids and parents will have a ball playing at the beaches, hiking the sand dunes, exploring the many trails and having lunch staring at the gorgeous views of the lakes!

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

The Playground at Ludington State Park

Playground available at Hamlin Lake.

Hiking Trail Details

Hiking trails are extensive and varied - from 30 minute to three hour hikes.

Each of the eight trails (covered 18 miles total) has natural terrain, but varies in skill level and length. Plus each trail has different, unique features.

You can hike alongside marshes or the beach, through the woods or over sand dunes.

Stop to explore Big Sable Point Lighthouse, launch a kayak or rent a boat at Hamlin Lake, learn historical and natural facts about Ludington State Park or fish along the river or dam.

Change it up and explore watery coves and small islands connected with foot bridges or along the boardwalk. Hike through the air on the completely elevated Skyline Trail where you might be able to see 20 miles to Silver Lake State Park.

Get a Trails Map in advance to get specific trail details, including length and hike time.

Ludington State Park Sand Dunes

Ludington State Park Features

  • Beach
  • Boat Rental
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch

ludington state park lighthouse

Facilities: Picnic shelter and restrooms available at Hamlin Lake.

Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas

Time of Year? Open all year, from 8 AM to 10 PM