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at the Long Skinny Park on Hamlin Lake

Long Skinny Park

Long Skinny Park

Long Skinny Park is just that. It's about a tenth of a mile long and 15 feet wide, right along the east shore of Hamlin Lake, north of South Bayou. It's got trees for shade, and there's almost always a breeze coming off the water, making it comfortable on hot days.

The entire shoreline of the park is a breakwall, with about a two-foot drop to water level. There is no boat access at this park. It is simply a nice place to picnic, fish or read.

Parking is on gravel just barely off the road.

Fishing- Hamlin Lake - black crappie, bluegill, brook trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish, walleye, yellow perch (list from


There are picnic tables and grills.

Restrooms- none (South Bayou is about 0.25 miles away)
Potable Water- none

Access- paved Lakeshore Drive
Restrictions- Open 5 am - 11 pm, no swimming, no camping, no overnight parking, no glass containers, no dogs, no firearms, no dumping, no disorderly conduct
Seasonality- parking may not be plowed in winter
Ecosystem- grassy lawn with breakwall at edge of large-size inland lake (Hamlin)
Other points of interest- Hamlin Lake connects with Ludington State Park and Nordhouse Dunes.
South Bayou access is 0.25 miles south
Most recent date this info personally checked. August 2014
Maintained by- Hamlin Township
3775 North Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 845-7801
Michigan DNR Mason County Lakes
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Drive north on Lakeshore Drive from Ludington at the west end of Ludington Avenue. Watch for a right turn where M-116 continues straight (bearing left) to the state park, but turn right to continue on Lakeshore. Reach the South Bayou channel in about 1.5 miles. Here, Lakeshore Drive veers left to cross the bridge and stay near the water (Neil Road straight ahead goes up a hill.) Long Skinny Park will be on your left in about 0.25 mile.


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