Buttersville Park

Photo by: Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Enjoy the Beach that Sits on the Bluff Overlooking Lake Michigan

Located between Lake Michigan and Pere Marquette Lake, Buttersville Park & Campground has perhaps the greatest view of all the parks. As you enter the shaded park off South Lakeshore Drive, you’ll find a picnic area with grills, playground, restrooms, and a pavilion. Don’t be surprised to see numerous deer in Buttersville- they seem to feel quite at home here and are comfortable with visitors.

Further into the park, a wooden seating area offers a breathtaking view of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including the North Breakwater Lighthouse in the distance. Climb the steps down to the expansive beach, perfect for swimming and sunning. It’s a romantic spot to view the sunset, with more privacy guaranteed during the spring and autumn months.

Next door to the campground is Buttersville Beach, where pets are welcome to romp in the water.

Directions:

From Ludington, take Old 31 Highway across the PM River, and turn right on Iris Road. Follow Iris to the “T” in the road, and turn right onto S. Lakeshore Drive. Located a short distance past Historic White Pine Village on your left.

Related Camping Businesses....

Count on Poncho's Pond for LP gas refills at a great low price! They will fill your LP tank or motor home while you wait. Poncho's has 276 sites, three swimming pools(one indoor), free Wi-Fi and planned activities. Located on Pere Marquette Highway one block south of US-10.

Point North RV is your trusted organization for all Camper & Golf Cart needs. Offering a fully-stocked Parts & Supplies Store, Mobile & On-Site Services, Collision, & Rental Services, our tight-knit team of experienced Master-Certified Technicians, Sales, and Service representatives are ready to serve. Our care for you goes beyond the sale! Happy Camping!

Directions:

From Ludington, take Old 31 Highway across the PM River, and turn right on Iris Road. Follow Iris to the “T” in the road, and turn right onto S. Lakeshore Drive. Located a short distance past Historic White Pine Village on your left.

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