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Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

This historic Great Lakes lighthouse has been completely restored and opened to visitors daily from May through October. The United States Coast Guard has transferred ownership to Ludington State Park, and we keep the light burning in the tower for those still sailing on Lake Michigan.

Volunteer lighthouse keepers staff this historic structure, giving tours, maintaining the buildings and grounds, and staffing the gift shop. For 150 years it has stood at the isolated tip of sand dunes protruding out into Lake Michigan, giving visitors a real sense of what it must have been like to live and raise a family here.

To reach the lighthouse, you must walk almost 2 miles. We do ask for a small donation if you would like to climb the 112-foot tower, where the view of Lake Michigan and miles of golden, sandy beach stretches out to the horizon, and thousands of acres of untouched wild dunes unfold before you. Don't forget your camera and drinking water.

The lighthouse is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 31. For tour information, visit the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association.