Enjoy this small, relaxing park as an easy place to place your boat in the water or throw a line out to catch some pan fish for dinner.
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Wilson Hill Park on Hamlin Lake
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!
Coming into Ludington on US-10, take a right onto Jebavy Drive (the stoplight with Mancino’s on the corner). Follow Jebavy north until it turns into Barnhart Road — Wilson Hill Park is to your right.
Summer or winter, fishermen like using the boat launch at Wilson Hill Park- a perfect location that allows access to Upper Hamlin Lake. In the winter months, the park is a popular spot to get on the lake when it is frozen over for ice fishing or snowmobiling. There’s plenty of parking, with enough area for boat trailers. It’s also a good location to stop and take a break. With picnic tables to sit, grills to make a lunch, and a port-a-potty, Wilson Hill Park is a nice family park to visit when in the Upper Hamlin Lake area.
And during the Fourth of July week, Wilson Hill Park is one of the best places to view the annual Hamlin Lake Fireworks display.
Experience Hamlin Lake
Hamlin Lake is a beautiful 5,000 acre water paradise just north of Ludington in West Michigan! Read the stories below or go to the Hamlin Lake destination page.
Long Skinny Park is located on Lower Hamlin Lake between the South and Middle bayous. Perfect for fishing or taking in the view.
Explore Hamlin Lake by boat, and you'll see why Hamlin Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Michigan. Over 5,000 acres, pure enjoyment!
Hamlin Lake is home to several parks and numerous dunes for exploration and leisure. Pack a picnic, cast your line, and enjoy the sites.
Read about the mighty dam that lives in Hamlin Lake, how it came to be and how it is utilized to help protect this man-made lake.
With some of the best fishing and boating around, Hamlin Lake brings much delight as well as some of the most beautiful, scenic backdrops.
If there's one thing that Hamlin Lake is known for, it's excellent fishing. Catch crappie, bluegill, and more across thousands of acres.
The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
Enjoy a picnic by Upper Hamlin Lake. With grills, a pavilion and picnic tables available, this park provides the perfect family setting.
The Michigan DNR has announced that Ludington State Park will be closed from September 3rd, 2024-July 1st, 2025 for improvements.
Cast your line into Upper Hamlin Lake or enjoy a picnic, the playground, or watch Hamlin Lake's Independence Fireworks at Wilson Hill Park.
Read about the history of Hamlin Lake, when it was created, and the major role this lake played in the milling industry in Ludington.
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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington
Step back in the past and learn about Ludington’s rich maritime history at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.
Farm Markets & U-Pick farms offer locally grown and organic produce, flowers, plants, seeds, and more in West Michigan.
Just blocks from the beach is the heart of downtown Ludington, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy summertime events.
Arrive in Ludington by boat and dock at one of three marinas: Ludington Municipal Marina, Harbor View Marina, & Pere Pointe Village Marina.
The S.S. Badger Carferry is a fun and relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
There are activities going on in the Ludington area to keep everyone happy all year long. Longstanding events make Ludington special.
Ludington visitors flock to the area to view our two majestic lighthouses, the North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse.
A children’s flotilla that’s a miniature replica of the historic S.S. Badger carferry. Children get to ride in one of many “cars”.
Check out our picks for the top 50 coolest things to do in Ludington, Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan.