at Copeyon Park
Peter Copeyon Park is a city park located on the east shore of Pere Marquette Lake in Ludington, Michigan.
You can picnic, enjoy watching the carferries, fish, or launch boats here. There is a playground for the kids.
Boat Launch- paved ramp and 2 docks with a drive-around circle, parking for 15-20 vehicles with trailers, self-pay fee (see Ludington City FAQ for current rates) good at Copeyon Park and Loomis Street ramps
Fishing- Pere Marquette Lake from one of several docks- black crappie, bluegill, brown trout, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch
(list from lake-link)
There is a new gazebo with windowed wind screens on the lake side. Picnic tables and grills.
Playground- There is a small unit climber with slide and platform, and swings. Natural surface. There is lots of lawn for running around.
Hiking- Follow the link for a description of the Ludington Waterfront Walkway. At this time the walkway does not actually connect to the park except via sidewalks, although the walkway kiosks show a segment of the walkway here.
Scenic Views- There are benches along the lake where you can watch the carferry docks or waterfowl on Pere Marquette Lake. You can see the Pere Marquette Memorial Cross on the other side of the lake; best with binoculars.
Peter Copeyon Memorial - "Peter Copeyon Park, In memory of Peter Copeyon, 1933-34 City Commissioner At Large, 1935-38 City Commissioner 4th Ward, 1950-56 City Commissioner 4th Ward, [erected] 1976"
Handicap Accessibility- restrooms are fully accessible
Restrooms- Full rest rooms in summer
Potable Water- summer only in restrooms
Access- paved road and parking, down a short, but very steep hill off S. Washington Avenue in Ludington, Michigan
Restrictions- dogs must be leashed, no alcoholic beverages 9 pm to 7 am, no camping, for launch fee see Ludington City FAQ for current rates- good at Copeyon Park and Loomis Street ramps. Annual passes can be purchased at City Hall or at the Loomis Street ramp. Copeyon Park will not be staffed.
Seasonality- Restrooms open only in summer. Access road is a very steep hill- not recommended in winter.
Ecosystem- mowed grassy park at edge of lake with access to Lake Michigan, power substation adjacent
Other points of interest- watch the carferry docks from the back side, Washington St Marina
Most recent date this info personally checked- Sept 2011
Additional Facilities- benches, docks
Maintained by- City of Ludington
City of Ludington Parks Dept
More- Copeyon Park 360 degree panoramic photo tour
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