Lake Michigan Beach House photo by Todd and Brad Reed Photography 

Dune Grass Concessions

Are you overnight camping at the Ludington State Park? Or are you simply visiting the park for a day trip? Dune Grass Concessions is ready to serve you with food, ice cream, fun rentals, convenience items, and souvenirs!

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Little Sable Point Lighthouse photo by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Visit Three Dune Grass Concessions in the State Park

Lake Michigan Beach House

Open 11am-9pm (weather permitting) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The Lake Michigan Beach House is located at the west end of the Ludington State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan. It’s a great place to have your morning coffee while overlooking the lake, or enjoy a hand dipped ice cream from our concessions while experiencing brilliant sunsets each night. 

This historic structure has concessions in its lower level. Tasty choices include pizza, hamburgers, chicken strips, hot dogs, subs, snacks, beverages, and hand-dipped ice cream.

You may also purchase beach toys, sun block, clothing, and souvenirs.

Cedar Camp Store

Open 9am-9pm every day during May through October.  Hours are weather permitting, and may change slightly during the slower months.

The Cedar Camp Store is located at the entrance of the Cedar Campground Loop, and has all the provisions required for a great camping experience. Wood, ice, groceries, toys, apparel and souvenirs are all available at the Cedar Camp Store, along with a variety of bait, bug spray, sun screen, hats, candy, and more! 

Bike rentals by the hour or day are available at the Cedar Camp store location. Watercraft rentals are available at the Hamlin Lake Concession building Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, however you may rent watercraft at the Cedar Camp Store when the Hamlin Lake concession is not open.

Hamlin Lake Concessions

Open 10am-7pm (weather permitting) every day during late May through early September, and also during weekends through October.

The Hamlin Lake Beach Concession is located at the east end of the park, near the Hamlin Lake boat launch. This location is a great alternative to the Lake Michigan beach when temps are a bit cool or on breezy days. Hamlin Lake is warmer and protected from those west winds. The food and beverage options at Hamlin are similar to those offered at the Lake Michigan Beach House.

Dune Grass Concessions sells beverages, hot dogs, pizza, subs, snacks, novelty ice cream, chips, and more. 

Watercraft rentals are available at this Hamlin Beach location, featuring solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s), pedal boats, and row boats.

Watercraft Rentals

Dune Grass has a wide variety of watercraft rentals at the Hamlin Lake Concessions building. All rentals include paddles and PFD’s. A variety of tubes are available for purchase at Hamlin Lake Concessions, the Cedar Camp Store, and the Lake Michigan Beach House. 

Solo Kayaks

2 Hours – $30
4 Hours – $40
8 Hours – $50
2 Days – $65

Tandem Kayaks

2 Hours – $40
4 Hours – $55
8 Hours – $70
2 Days – $90

Paddle Boards

2 Hours – $35
4 Hours – $50
8 Hours – $70
2 Days – $85

Pedal Boats

2 Hours – $40
4 Hours – $60
8 Hours – N/A
2 Days – N/A


2 Hours – $40
4 Hours – $55
8 Hours – $70
2 Days – $90

Row Boats

2 Hours – $40
4 Hours – $55
8 Hours – $70
2 Days – $90

Bicycle Rentals

You can have great fun exploring the state park when you rent a bicycle that’s just your size, from the Cedar Camp Store, by the hour or day.


2 Hours – $20
4 Hours – $25
8 Hours – $35
2 Days – $45

Child Bike Seat

2 Hours – $25
4 Hours – $30
8 Hours – $40
2 Days – $50

A driver’s license is required with rentals,  and is held as a security deposit until the equipment is returned. If a driver’s license is not available, $20 cash can be used for a security deposit. 

Duneside Concessions accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or cash. (No checks.)

Every person is required to have a personal flotation device (PFD) in their watercraft. Children under the age of 10 must wear their PFD at all times, as this is a State Law. (PFD’s are included in your rental.) 

Rental hours are 10am-7pm daily, weather permitting. Earlier rentals are available through the Cedar Camp Store. All watercraft must be returned to rental facility one hour before dusk.

Watercraft Trip Suggestions

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Ludington State Park by canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

It takes approximately two hours to paddle through Lost Lake where you are protected from the wind and have the opportunity to see many inlets and islands, and an abundance of wildlife such as ducks, geese, deer and eagles.

The State Park’s canoe trail takes approximately three hours to paddle. It is a marked trail and is approximately four miles long. The trail hugs the south shoreline of Hamlin Lake and into bays and marshes along the lake. There are three shore potages on this trip.

The marshes are excellent wildlife habitat and wildflowers are abundant at various times of the year. The trail is exposed to the wind when you are on Hamlin Lake, so be aware of the conditions prior to launching.

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Upcoming Park Closure

The Michigan DNR has announced that the Ludington State Park will be closed from September 3rd, 2024 through July 1st, 2025 for renovations. Improvements include parking lot repaving and expansion, plus upgrades to warming shelters and traffic areas.