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Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431
+1 231-845-7343
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Love the view of the lake!

Definitely do the trip on 'bus day'! So glad we didn't hike the 2 hr walk! It would've been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stephanie K
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WARNING: there is a hike to this lighthouse 1.5 mile one way. The path is sandy and gravel not to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ally O
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Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431
+1 231-845-7343
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely do the trip on 'bus day'! So glad we didn't hike the 2 hr walk! It would've been brutal with or without kids!

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

WARNING: there is a hike to this lighthouse 1.5 mile one way. The path is sandy and gravel not to hard to walk. I would recommend going early or on a cool day, as there's not much shade on the walk. Once you get to...More

Thank Ally O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to the lighthouse is easy but fun. The Lighthouse itself is spectacular and worthy of some photos. You have to climb the 100plus steps to the top and experience the great views and the wind!

Thank Swagmania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the beach to the lighthouse. It was a beautiful day. The water was clear and cold . We saw 2 freighters and the Badger.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we choose to ride our bikes out to the lighthouse from the campground. it is out in the open so if it is hot bring extra water and sunscreen. there are some sandy areas for bikes and makes peddling a little difficult. as for the...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its great history,this is a large light house great restore job to it,has attached house where in the old day two families lived in at all times to maintain the beacon light

Thank jamsman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guess it's our own fault...didn't research this first. Drove forever it seemed. Ranger tells it will cost $9.00 to enter. Then he tells us that the Lighthouse is a 1 1/2 - 2 mile walk. He said you cannot see it from a distance. It...More

Thank 48thAnniversary
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

1.8 miles out and back on a flat well packed trail. Walking, bikes, and wagons all work fine. This is easy hiking with benches and educational signs along the way. There are bathrooms at both ends, and dogs are allowed on the path, but once...More

Thank WatersEdge
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Be prepared for a TWO mile walk (and remember that's two miles BACK!!!) to see this lighthouse. If you are in decent shape,it's certainly worth the walk. They have volunteers in the summer months who will give guided tours and answer your questions. The view...More

Thank mamamimi2017
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area, this is a must see. It's a historic light (1867) that continues to operate. The hike here is worth it. The stories told on the info kiosks are interesting and worth reading. It's a part of our history, our state,...More

Thank JasperSage
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to my understanding there is a 3 mile roundtrip way on road or a route about 4mi more scenic beach...on the road route would a jogging stroller work? ...trying to figure a way to see this with a 3 year old
26 October 2016|
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Response from Traveling5FamilyMan | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will work. Plan some time and bring water !
Lisa R
Is it part of the Light House Passport program that the United States Lighthouse Association participates in? Does it have a stamp? What are the hours this weekend? Thank you.
17 July 2015|
Response from Sablepointlights |
Yes. We have a stamp for the passport book. We are open May 8-Oct 30 hours are 10am-5pm
Pat F
Is the lighthouse within a park? If so, is there a fee to enter the park?
15 June 2015|
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Response from Rose L |
You need a state park pass to get into the park where the lighthouse is at.