Ludington State Park


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Ludington State Park


Location:In Mason County, 8.5 miles north of Ludington, on M-116 and Lakeshore Drive.
Facilities:3 modern campgrounds with a combined total of 352 campsites (é), 10 remote tent sites (hike-in), 3 mini-cabins (é), picnic areas, picnic shelter (é), playground, trails (é), swimming beaches, 2 beach houses, boat rentals (rowboat, kayak, canoe, or paddle boat), boat launch (é), 2 concessions, camp store, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing (é), hunting, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, lighthouse tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan, with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. The Great Lakes Visitor Center at the park features exhibits, displays, and programs about the wildlife, geology, and history unique to the Great Lakes.
Address:PO Box 709
Ludington, MI 49431

Phone:231-843-2423
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=468
Size: 5,300 acres.

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Visitors can also climb the 130 steps to the watchtower room, walk out on the catwalk, and witness spectacular views of Ludington State Park and Lake Michigan.
Field study sites were located in areas currently or previously occupied by pine-dominated communities, based on presettlement maps (Albert et al., 2008b), modern vegetation data (Albert et al., 2008a), and aerial imagery in: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Latitude: 46.57, Longitude: -86.35), Wilderness State Park (45.72, -84.94), Ludington State Park (44.02, -86.49), Warren Dunes State Park (41.92, -86.60), Grand Mere State Park (41.99, -86.56), Big Knob State Forest (45.99, -85.65), the Huron Mountain Club (46.88, -87.86), and Hiawatha National Forest (Pointe aux Chenes RNA, 45.92, -84.88; Fig.
Visitors can also stroll along Ludington's sand dunes or climb 130 steps to the watchtower room, walk out onto the catwalk, and witness specular views of Ludington State Park and Lake Michigan.
Ludington State Park is home to Big Sable Point Lighthouse, a remarkable black-and-white tower that was constructed in 1867 and has been completely restored.