Cast your line into Upper Hamlin Lake or enjoy a picnic, the playground, or watch Hamlin Lake’s Independence Fireworks at Wilson Hill Park.
South Bayou Park
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Visit the South Bayou Park of Hamlin Lake
This small park lies on the southeast side of Hamlin Lake and features access to a boat launch, grills, swings, and docks. A beautiful spot to take in a Hamlin Lake sunrise, several benches and picnic tables are available for visitors as well.
Other amenities include a public restroom and small playground area.
Drive west on Ludington Avenue until you reach Stearns Park Beach. Take a right on North Lakeshore Drive until you reach @Y Country Store. Take a right at the fork in the road and continue on Lakeshore Drive until you reach South Bayou Park on the right side, across the street from Waterside Resort.
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