We are at the Ludington State Park for the Labor Day Weekend. They call this park “The Queen of the Michigan State Parks”. It really has a lot to offer. It has an enormous beach front located on Lake Michigan which goes all the way up to one of Michigan’s oldest lighthouses, Big Sable Point Lighthouse. It also has a smaller beach on Hamlin Lake. The water in the area attracts many fishermen. As you can see this park is extremely popular. We had to book our site 6 months ago when they first started taking reservations for this weekend. Even then there were only 3 sites available to choose from out of the 352 they offer.
Most of the sites are quite small. This makes for quite the challenge when backing in and out. We had a hard time finding room to park both our RV and Truck on our site. The sites are mostly shaded. All of them offer 20/30 amp service and a few offer 50 amp electrical service.
Because it was a holiday weekend not only was the park busy, but the beach was packed as well. Even with all the people here we found the park to be relatively quiet and relaxing.
I have been sitting outside in front of our RV thinking how great this weekend had turned out. The weather has been gorgeous. The rain we were supposed to get last night never even showed up. Yesterday we sat for hours on the beach soaking in the sunshine, listening to the waves of Lake Michigan and reflecting on how great the day was. I even got a chance to take a dip in Lake Michigan.
Back at our campsite we made some new friends. John arrived with a large trailer that proved to be a challenge for him to back into a small site. Jeff and Loretta ran out to assist John as he tried to squeeze into his slot. The guys across from us even came out to help. Chad and his wife were in need of some fresh water so I loaned them our water jug. After that we had a chance to chat a bit. These are the kind of people you love to have around you as you camp. In fact this is very characteristic of most campers anywhere we have been. Campers are typically very friendly, polite and love to help out.
We took a ride into town to check out the Harley Davison riders as they got off the car ferry. They had gone over to Milwaukee to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. My parents counted 109 bikes as they left the ship. They sure produce an incredible sound as they emerge from that enormous steel hull of the ferry.