Big Sable Point Lighthouse

8800 W. SR 116
Ludington, MI 49431- Map It
(231) 845-7417

AAA Editor Notes

Big Sable Point Lighthouse is within Ludington State Park, 8 mi. n. at 8800 W. SR 116. Visitors reach the black-and-white banded lighthouse, completed in 1867, by way of a 1.5-mile beach hike that begins near the state park headquarters. The 112-foot brick structure was clad in steel plates in the early 1900s, giving it a distinctive ribbed look. Visitors can climb up to the lantern room for sweeping views of Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake and the surrounding state park.
Park entry requires a Recreation Passport (valid for 1 year and allows entry into Michigan state parks) $11 (per private in-state vehicle); $5 (per in-state motorcycle); $31 (per private out-of-state vehicle). Nonresident single-day pass $9 (per private out-of-state vehicle). Lighthouse $5; $2 (children at least 40 inches tall and under age 12). Children under 40 inches tall are not permitted.
Hours: Daily 10-5, May-Oct.