Ludington, Michigan

Ludington State Park

Ludington, Michigan



Ludington, Michigan
Phone: (231) 843-2423

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $27 7/2014

Latitude: 44.0324537105706
Longitude: -86.5047483495483

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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smitty12

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a lot to offer. Extremely nice personnel. Clean showers and bathrooms. Wonderful beach area with magnificent sunset views. Great bicycle path and a river that runs through park for rafting on a nice day. Why the 8 rating? The campsites were too "dense" for us. We probably had 3 fire pits within 12 feet of our trailer. We drove the 3 campgrounds and saw some nice sites but overall there were too many cars, campers, and people for the area. The campers next to us were extremely nice and respectful, but overall we need a little more breathing room. If you should chose to camp here, I'd recommend you get a site on the outside of the loop and avoid those that back up to one another. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MarieB

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

"State Parks" all have several things in common - trees, usually narrow roads, close sites and lots of families with children. That said, we like them because they are "natural" and feel like "real camping". The smell of everyone burning wood in the fire pits, pine trees, children playing, birds singing, people laughing, it's all just so much more relaxed than at a "formal campground". The "down-side" is that you don't have TV, WiFi, and here, not even water or sewer hook-ups, but we enjoyed our stay, and you can't beat the nightly rate(+but don't forget to add the "park fee" or buy a year pass)! This park is along Lake Michigan, so you have that, the beach, the walk to the lighthouse (a long one!) the dunes, the river (looked like fun tubing!) to go along with all the "general trail walks" found in state parks. Very pretty! We camped at Ludington State Park in a Motorhome.

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Riverside30

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Cedar campground. The sites were very close to each other, but all the campers were very friendly. There are many activities for families to do here. The beach is awesome. It is over two miles long of beautiful sand. The beach house has just been upgraded and is a nice addition to the beach. We also rode faithfully on the bike trails and saw a lot of wildlife. We rented a canoe and floated on the Hamlin lake canoe trail. This is a very nice, family friendly state park. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Blue Highways Traveler

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park located between Lake Michigan and another large freshwater lake, 5300 acres on the Lake Michigan shoreline. However, the campgrounds are similar to attending a football game tailgate party. Sites are shoe horned together with absolutely no privacy or landscaping. You would think that with the acreage they have and the income from campers they could expand and make the CG a better experience. Everyone has a campfire going so hope you like smoke. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Us2OnTheRoad

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

What a pleasure this park is. We were in the Ceders campground on the back loop; it has less traffic. A lot of improvements being done. A walk to the lighthouse is a must.. We have stayed in many state parks but will judge the rest against this one. A Must See! We camped at Ludington State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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buzzards27

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We stayed in Pine campground, we had a site backed up to the dunes that allowed us to walk a thousand feet straight to the water, albeit up and down some steep dunes. Nice 1.5 mile walk to the lighthouse. Walk north to it along the beach. Beaches are beautiful up there. I don't think we saw one dead fish in 12 miles of beaches we walked. Sites are fairly level, mostly hard packed sand. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Motorhome.

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BC4LIFE

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very clean park. Restrooms and showers were exceptionally clean. The DNR patrolled frequently, keeping the noise to a mild roar. And it was all quiet by 11pm. The only negative was that everybody brings their small barking dogs, and allow them to bark constantly. Overall, it is highly recommended. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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PegL

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We had heard such raves for this state park that we were expecting nicer than we found. Our site, #204, was in a loop that was very crowded and packed close together with no privacy. There was quite a bit of traffic through the loop all the time. The upside was that we were close to the store and the bike trail and we rode all over the park, including all the way to the lighthouse (1.85 miles one way) on the roughest road we've ever ridden bikes on! The literature says it's a good bike trail but only if you like nearly knocking your teeth out and loosing control in the deep sand in places. The lighthouse is worth seeing though and it was only $2. to climb to the top. There's a nice Lake Michigan beach also easy bicycle riding distance from the campground. The areas around the river and the other smaller lake in the park were very pretty and very popular. The best part of this campground was after dark when star viewing was excellent! I doubt we would return here though due to the lack of site space or privacy. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Weemhoff

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The nicest State Park in lower Michigan. Tons to do and see. Hamlin Lake, the River and Lake Michigan, doesn't get better than this! Hike to the Lighthouse. Bike or hike the miles and miles of trails. Explore the beaches, trails and woods. Almost a promise you will see deer and racoons! We camped at Ludington State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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elainev

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Definitely a park for Michigan residents;non-Michigan residents in Motorhomes beware. We were charged $4 extra for 50 amp power, $8 extra for fee for entering state park, THIS FOR Each night we were there,for motorhome and $8 for car. So total $16 for just being in park. If they would just say the the base rate was $45 instead of $25, might be easier to accept. Ladies in the office on Oct.1 not familiar with rules/regs. We felt like outsiders, lots of popups/trailers/tents--nothing wrong with that, just be aware that drive-in camping units are charged $8 each night, pull-behinds not charged anything. Showers lukewarm, no heat. No water hookups, no sewer, dirt surface, could get quite messy with rain. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Motorhome.

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WinnieViews

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, diverse, and pretty park with lots to do. There's a long beach along Lake Michigan for sunbathing, a good-sized inland lake for motor boating and canoing, and a short stretch of river connecting the two lakes for lazily tubing/rafting. There are 3 campgrounds, and like most Michigan state parks, are very densely packed sites but do have well-kept bath facilities. I do really wish they'd allow a small section of beach somewhere for dogs, and would have a bit large camping sites. But other than that, the park is excellent and town of Ludington also very nice. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Lringe

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

When we arrived it looked like a great Park. Tons of bike and walking trials. We were so excited about our stay. That night (6/12) the area got 10+ inches of rain. Our site was one of the lower ones by Hamilin lake (328), it was flooded. Stay away and book on higher ground. The lake started to flood our site and park officials had campers leave park due to flooding. The staff was very helpful and friendly with all everything going on. We were refunded our $$$. We hope in a drier time to return to this park and enjoy all it has to offer. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Russell and Stephen

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very impressive State Park, well run and well maintained. We camped on the inner lake loop. Very quiet with a wonderful boardwalk for fishing, walking and bird viewing. Many terrific hiking trails and a very picturesque lighthouse. Great campground if you like the outdoors and wildlife. The interior roads are not setup for our 40 plus foot RV that is also very heavy. Make sure to let them know your size of rig and then be patient and careful driving in. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Motorhome.

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Boondockdad

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Gorgeous setting. Beautiful dunes. Quiet. Family friendly. Be sure to see the lighthouse! We camped at Ludington State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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dgassa

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Some of the sites are close together but all in all a very nice state park. Lots of bike/walking trails and miles of clean sandy beach on Lake Michigan. They have internet access for an extra fee, but it is not available at your site. You have to go to the office to use it. We camped at Ludington State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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