Hamlin Lake Information
Hamlin Lake is nearly 5,000 acres of beautiful water, fed by the Sable River and stretching twelve miles from end to end. About half of its shoreline is forest wilderness and scenic sand dunes; the rest consists of bayous, beaches, breakwall and mini-parks, interspersed with appealing, well-kept resorts, private cottages and homes. A particularly enjoyable feature is the popular Ludington State Park. Here, Hamlin Lake narrows and winds along past the park beach to a picturesque dam. From there it continues on as the Sable River until it empties into Lake Michigan.
Fishing is Great on Hamlin Lake!Hamlin Lake and its bayous offer an outstanding variety of fish including tiger muskie, northern pike, walleye, large and small mouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegill. Lake Michigan salmon and steelhead are seasonally plentiful at the dam site. Click here for the latest Hamlin Lake Fishing Report. Boat and motor rentals, launch ramps, bait, supplies, food and gas are never too far away.
Enjoy sun, shade, sand & waterAll kinds of activities await Hamlin Lake visitors. Whether you and your family are looking for adventure or solitude, you'll find it here -- with plenty of space for everyone. Bring your powerboats, sailboats, windsurfers, skis and tubes. Enjoy swimming, scuba diving, picnics, sand sculpture, and sunning, along with pontoon and paddleboat rides. Explore the hiking trails and canoe trail at the state park, which meander through an array of breathtaking natural settings. Be impressed with a spectacular view of both lakes as you climb dunes from the Hamlin shore all the way to Lake Michigan. Relax with a campfire and a beautiful sunset at the end of a wonderful day.
Our summers are great, but don't miss out on the memorable offers of the other seasons. Many summer activities are also enjoyable in the spring and fall, enhanced by new growth or glorious color. In winter, ice fishermen with their tip-ups and shanties dot the frozen lake, children skate playfully on the bayous, and the state park takes on a new and different appeal. There are marked cross-country ski trails in the park and many other skiing opportunities along our shoreline. Snowmobile trails are just a short distance away. Come, let us introduce you to a wintry Hamlin Lake wonderland.
Much to Explore in the Hamlin Lake AreaThere is so much to see and do! The Hamlin Lake and Ludington area offers a wide range of dining and shopping, along with entertainment, activities and numerous special events throughout the year. Don't miss a tour of Historic White Pine Village and the Pumped Storage Plant. Walk along the city marina or visit our two lighthouses--downtown Ludington's North Breakwater Light and the Big Sable Point Lighthouse in the Ludington State Park. Enjoy a carferry cruise or a chartered fishing trip on Lake Michigan. Then, take home the memories.
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Links to other local information
Hamlin Lake is located just minutes north of downtown Ludington. For additional information about the greater Ludington area, click on www.VisitLudington.com.
The Hamlin Township government site includes information such as meeting minutes, township officers, zoning, and other government issues.