Ludington State Park Offers Great Winter Activities
A Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required to enter the park and may be purchased at the park. Residents may also now purchase the $10 Recreation Passport when they renew their Michigan license plate at the Secretary of State office or through the Michigan e-store at www.michigan.gov/estore.
Free Guided Snowshoe Walks
The Ludington State Park is offering free guided snowshoe walks on select Saturdays in January and February, weather permitting--so think snow! These one and a half hour guided programs will take you past some of the most beautiful State Park scenery, through woods and snow-covered sand dunes. There are two walks each Saturday--an afternoon hike at 3pm, and a 7pm Moonlight Walk. All walks begin and end at the Warming Shelter, located next to the parking lot at the park's entrance. The park loans out 40 pairs of snowshoes on a first-come, first-served basis, and all walks are free.
Snowshoe Making Classes
Instructors will guide you through the steps to making top-of-the-line traditional wooden snowshoes that will get you through the deep snowfalls, and will last for generations. The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $190. This includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, top of the line binding, and personal instructions. Classes are held in November and December. Call the Ludington State Park for reservations at (231) 843-9261.
Ludington State Park Contact InfoCamping Reservations (Michigan DNR) (800) 447-2757 or Ludington State Park Michigan DNR reservations
Ludington State Park Local Office (231) 843-2423
Concessions & Watercraft Rental (231) 843-1888
Snowshoe Class Reservations/Special Programs (231) 843-9261