at the Long Skinny Park on Hamlin Lake
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 lake-link.com)
There are picnic tables and grills.
Rest Rooms and Potable Water
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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