Picked by USA Today as one of the 51 Great American Beaches in the nation; Stearns Park & Beach is more than just golden sand.
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Discover the Beautiful Beaches and Parks Around Hamlin Lake
Parks and beaches are not in short supply when it comes to Hamlin Lake and the surrounding area. Whether it’s setting out a picnic or wiggling your toes in the sand, Hamlin Lake has a beach or a park for whatever your leisure may be!
Victory Township Park
One of two parks in Upper Hamlin, Victory Township Park is more secluded than Wilson Hill Park and offers more privacy. Take the long, winding tree-lined road into the park and enjoy the beauty of this region. Once into the park, you’ll find picnic tables, grills, a pavilion, and a port-a-potty.
Wilson Hill Park
When visiting Upper Hamlin Lake, you’ll find that Wilson Hill Park is quite the popular place. You can enjoy a picnic at one of the tables under a covered pavilion, with grills available for use. There’s a small playground for kids and a port-a-potty. Upper Hamlin Lake is a beautiful area to visit, with many different lodging facilities, things to do such as boating & fishing, and even a restaurant conveniently located on the water!
Long Skinny Park
Long Skinny Park is located on Lower Hamlin Lake between the South and Middle bayous. Perfect for fishing or taking in the view. This park is just as the name suggests…long and skinny with a few picnic tables and benches.
A great place to launch your boat and head out onto Hamlin Lake, the South Bayou is an intimate park featured a couple docks for fishing or taking your boat out. Swings, grills, and picnic tables are also available just off the water.
Ludington State Park
Within the Ludington State Park lies a beach that runs along the narrow section of Hamlin Lake that leads out to the dam. A perfect place for the family with a dedicated weed-free swimming area, concession stands, and more.
More Beaches & Parks in Ludington...
Hamlin Lake is home to several parks and numerous dunes for exploration and leisure. Pack a picnic, cast your line, and enjoy the sites.
Rotary Park park features several trees and a large, open space. Formerly City Park, the rotary club is behind many of the improvements.
Take your furry friend on their own vacation at Ludington’s very own dog park! Play catch, frolic about, and make new friends!
Play on one of Mason County’s disc golf courses and explore the trails by hiking, biking, and snowshoeing!
In 2021, the Pere Marquette Charter Township unveiled the new Pere Marquette Conservation Park, located on 300 acres of former Dow property.
The Legacy Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Ludington, a popular spot for relaxing, eating, and entertainment.
Waterfront Park features a fantastic view of the S.S. Badger and sits right along two marinas of Lake Michigan.
The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
Take a walk along the riverside at Suttons Landing. With wheelchair accessibility, everyone can take in the beautiful riverwalk.