The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
Photo by Todd & Brad Reed Photography
Pere Marquette Conservation Park
In August of 2021, the Pere Marquette Charter Township unveiled the new Pere Marquette Conservation Park, located on 300 acres of land that was formerly Dow Chemical property. It is located off of Iris Road and is bounded by Pere Marquette Lake, Pere Marquette Highway, Iris Road and Lakeshore Drive. The park also boasts waterfront views of Pere Marquette Lake, the Pere Marquette River, and a small portion on Lake Michigan. Buttersville Park is an adjoining township park provides Lake Michigan frontage and camping.
Pere Marquette Expeditions
Call ahead for canoe, kayak, double kayak and SUP rentals. Launch here or take off-site! Rental rates on our website. Bait, tackle, and sport licenses available here. Huge selection of golf discs and accessories! Get your beer, wine, liquor, live bait, tackle, and camping supplies here! Open daily 6am-11:30pm.
The venture was made possible by a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, the Pennies from Heaven Foundation, Tom Paine of Metalworks, and various community foundations.
While the park is still in the developmental stages, it is open daily. Future plans include rest rooms, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, a swimming beach, a winter sports activity area, hiking/biking trails, and more.
Drive South on Pere Marquette Highway to Iris Road, just past Pere Marquette Expeditions. Turn right onto Iris Road and continue to the park entrance on the right.
More Beaches & Parks in Ludington...
Just as the name suggests, Memorial Tree Park is nestled inside the trees and is a cozy park for relaxation and play.
Rotary Park park features several trees and a large, open space. Formerly City Park, the rotary club is behind many of the improvements.
One of the most popular state parks in the Midwest offers a vacation within itself. Enjoy beautiful natural resources and endless activities.
View Lake Michigan from the top of the sandy hill at Summit Park while the kids play on the pirate-ship themed playground.
Play on one of Mason County’s disc golf courses and explore the trails by hiking, biking, and snowshoeing!
Hamlin Lake is home to several parks and numerous dunes for exploration and leisure. Pack a picnic, cast your line, and enjoy the sites.
Ludington has many beautiful beaches and parks to explore. Enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Michigan or take in the scenery at a local park.
Take a walk along the riverside at Suttons Landing. With wheelchair accessibility, everyone can take in the beautiful riverwalk.
Admire Lake Michigan from the peak of a bluff — what a view! Bring your pet as well, as this beach is dog friendly!