General Info & Maps
LUDINGTON STATE PARK(231) 843-2423
8800 W. M-116
Ludington MI, 49431
The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase.
Registration Office: 8am-10pm. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon. Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am.
The sanitation station is located two miles south of the Big Sable River at the Camper Registration Station. For campers using portable waste tanks, walk-up sanitation stations are located near a restroom building in each campground.
Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed.
Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. No animals allowed on beach, except for designated pet beach.
Special Camping Rules
Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. Fireworks are not permitted.
Michigan State Parks Swimming, Boating, and Water Safety
The Great Lakes are powerful bodies of water. DO NOT swim near or jump off break walls or navigational channel walls. Always pay attention to changing conditions and the beach flag warning system found in designated buoyed swim areas. Before heading out, visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.
Record-high water levels are causing increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swim- ming and boating hazards, and other concerns. Learn more about the effects of high water and how to stay safe at Michigan.gov/HighWaterSafety.
Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!
Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.
Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise
“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.
Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation
Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275.
Overnight Lodging Facilities
Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping.
Reservations can be made by visiting midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757). For more information, visit Michigan.gov/StateParks.