Big Sable Lighthouse Access

The Big Sable Point Light is a lighthouse on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan near Ludington in Mason County, Michigan, at the Ludington State Park.

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Nestled among jack pines, just a quick two mile walk along a breathtaking trail, stands Big Sable’s noble black and white tower. At over one hundred feet tall, this historic beacon is a huge attraction for its owner, Ludington State Park.  The 1867 lighthouse and grounds are operated by SPLKA, (Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association) a non-profit which proudly manages three historic lighthouses within a thirty mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s shoreline.  Since 1987, their mission has been the restoration, preservation, education and accessibility of their lighthouse charges.  SPLKA also operates a Volunteer Keepers program which allows its members the opportunity to live and work within the lighthouses completely free of charge during the seven month season, May-October.  Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds, climb the lighthouse and visit the gift shop. Visitors must be 40 inches or taller to climb the lighthouse.  The fee to climb the lighthouse is $8 for adults and $5 for students 17 and younger.  There is also a fee to enter the Ludington State Park.

Available in Spring Available in Summer Available in Fall Public Restrooms Fee Required

Public restrooms are available (Portable Toilet).

Picnic Area Potable Water

Alternate boat access.

Length of access is more than 50 yards.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm, May 7 to October 21
5611 N. Lighthouse
Ludington, MI 49431
GPS: 44° 3.45540, -86° 30.86520
Location Map for Big Sable Lighthouse Access