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Hamlin Lake Activities & Attractions

Golden sand. Beautiful scenery. Great Fishing. Hamlin Lake has it all!

With some of the best fishing in the State of Michigan and more than 5,000 miles of acreage, there’s something for everyone at Hamlin Lake. Enjoys the waters of Hamlin Lake by boat, kayak, canoe, and more! Cast your line into the water for some of the best blue gill fishing you have ever experienced.

Water Sports

Hop in your boat and take a cruise or if you’re feeling adventurous, lay out on a tube and take a ride on the waves. If you want to rent a boat, visit our Boating & Fishing Business Directory.


The honey holes await. Hamlin Lake offers excellent fishing for numerous types of fish, including blue gill, pike, bass and more. Grab your tackle box and toss out your jig or bobber in search of the next big one! View our Hamlin Lake fishing map to help you decide where to cast a line, and check out the fishing reports for more information.

Beaches and Parks

With its sandy dunes all around and a beach inside Ludington State Park, there’s no shortage of golden sand for an afternoon of fun. So build a sandcastle and stay awhile. No boat? No problem. Rent your own vessel for the day or cast your line from one of numerous parks with playgrounds, docks, and pavilions. 

Ludington Lighthouses

There are two (yes, two!) lighthouses just minutes from Hamlin Lake. Be sure to visit the North Breakwater Light in downtown Ludington, and also the Big Sable Point Lighthouse in the Ludington State Park.

More Hamlin Lake Activities & Attractions

Sand Dunes

Small destinations within themselves, visitors of Hamlin Lake will go on an adventure to find their perfect dune.

Festivals and Events

A beautiful fireworks display and free fishing happen every year at Hamlin Lake. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in either one!

Hamlin Lake Fireworks

The Hamlin Lake Preservation Society presents fireworks over the lake around each July 4th. The show is shot from Camp Douglas.

Beaches and Parks at a Glance

Whether you’re viewing Hamlin Lake from the grass or from the dunes, you won’t be disappointed in the beauty that surrounds you.


If there’s one thing that Hamlin Lake is known for, it’s excellent fishing. Catch crappie, bluegill, and more across thousands of acres.

Hamlin Lake Dam

Read about the mighty dam that lives in Hamlin Lake came to be and how it is utilized to help protect this man-made lake.

Activities & Attractions

Golden sand. Beautiful scenery. Great Fishing. Hamlin Lake has it all! There’s something for everyone at Hamlin Lake.