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Visit the South Bayou Park of Hamlin Lake

This small park lies on the southeast side of Hamlin Lake and features access to a boat launch, grills, swings, and docks. A beautiful spot to take in a Hamlin Lake sunrise, several benches and picnic tables are available for visitors as well.

Other amenities include a public restroom and small playground area. 

The park features swings, grills and benches on a small playground area. | Advantage Marketing Photo


Drive west on Ludington Avenue until you reach Stearns Park Beach. Take a right on North Lakeshore Drive until you reach @ the Y Country Store. Take a right at the fork in the road and continue on Lakeshore Drive until you reach South Bayou Park on the right side, across the street from Waterside Resort. 

More Hamlin Lake Beaches & Parks

Hamlin Lake Beach

The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!

Ludington State Park

With more than 5,000 acres of land to explore, the Ludington State Park is known as one of the best in the State of Michigan.

Long Skinny Park

Long Skinny Park is located on Lower Hamlin Lake between the South and Middle bayous. Perfect for fishing or viewing the dunes.

South Bayou Park

Enjoy this small, relaxing park as an easy place to place your boat in the water or throw a line out to catch some pan fish for dinner.