A rustic beauty for the books, the Ludington-Jack Pine Hike-In Sites are the perfect getaway from your average drive-up campsite. 21 miles of trails loop through dunes and over dense woodlands to reveal 10 sites that won't be hard on the budget. With dunes, marshlands, beaches, and other geological treasures, you'll be sure to reap the rewards from hiking in yourself.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Jack Pine Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Jill
Jill W.
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January 29th, 2019

Great backpacking trip for families, kids & newbies! Fall asleep to the sound of waves just on the other side of the dunes.

April in Ludington can be COLD.Headed to the beach.Checking the mapParking lot debriefing.
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 3rd, 2018

Really nice campground - felt very rustic, but also had clean outhouses and a water pump! Site G was nice and large, but not great for hammock camping (we had to go back to the car for our backup tent because we could only hang one hammock). Sites F, H and E would have been better for hammocks. Was great for a tent though - lots of soft sand and very level area for tent, and it had a shortcut path to the outhouse through the site (which was very nice for those midnight bathroom trips!). All in all, it was a cool campground to go to. We did it to take our 5 year old daughter on her first "backpacking" trip to get her used to more rustic camping and carrying everything in. Since it was only 1 mile, it was a perfect starter trip for her!

Site GSite G - There was only room for one hammock setup (trees were either too clustered or too short). Consider other sites if hammock camping.
Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 22nd, 2017

Though the almost 1 mile hike to the sites was long with our poorly packed rolling cooler and backpacks, the proximity to the beach and lack of smothering by other campers was well worth it! We reserved site E, which is the most secluded and tree covered, other than the firepit that is awkwardly placed near the entrance of the site looking over on site C & D.

Cute pit toilets next to the lighthouse trailThis is a larger picture of Jackpine Site EBeautiful walk at sunset!Site E is HUGE!
Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 14th, 2016

Great campsite! The mile hike in is not hard at all, but there isn't any running water once you get there, so fill up your bottles beforehand. A few hundred yards from the beach make for great sunsets and hearing the waves crash on the shore throughout the night.

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Hipcamper Shalee
Shalee B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 17th, 2015

Hike to the lighthouse for a sunset, you won't regret it.

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August 7th, 2018
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June 22nd, 2017
Ludington State Park
United States
Phone Number
(231) 843-2423
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44.038° N, 86.508° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)