Ludington State Park - Michigan State Park's Centennial Celebration Day

Date:  May 11, 2019  
Time:  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Ludington State Park, 8800 W. M-116 Ludington MI, 49431
Contact: Alan Wernette, park interpreter 231-843-9261

The Ludington State park Lost Lake Trail Shelter 1936

Come celebrate Michigan state parks' 100th anniversary at Ludington State Park. Programs will include:

Park History Walk - 10 a.m. - starting at the Hamlin Dam. 

The morning "History Walk" will show visitors the ruins of the original Hamlin Dam, the Hamlin Cemetery with stories of who is buried there, and the only reminants of the Civilian Conservation Corp Camp that housed the 100s of men who built Ludington State Park during the Great Depression Era.

C.C.C. History Program - 1 to 4 PM on the upper level of the Lake Michigan Beach House

The afternoon "C.C.C. History" is ongoing all afternoon for visitors to come see and learn about the "New Deal - Great Depression Era, making Ludington State Park."  The Lake Michigan Beach House is the center of attention with its C.C.C. architecture and tools and photographs on display.

The morning history walk is weather dependent and could be replaced with other activities at the Lake Michigan Beach House. No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages. For more information, contact Alan Wernette.

Find out more about the Michigan state parks centennial at

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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