Hamlin Lake level to be raised


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Contacts: James Gallie, 231-843-2423 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014

Department: Natural Resources


Date: March 27, 2012




Seasonal lake level change for Hamlin Lake


The Department of Natural Resources announced that Ludington State Park in Mason County will begin the annual process of raising Hamlin Lake to its summer level on Sunday, April 1. It is anticipated that the process will take two to four weeks, depending upon precipitation during the period. The summer level is maintained at approximately two feet above the winter level. For more information, contact the park at 231-843-2423.

The Recreation Passport has replaced motor vehicle permits for entry into Michigan state parks, recreation areas and state-administered boating access fee sites, and is also required at designated state forest campgrounds and non-motorized pathway parking areas. This new way to fund Michigan's outdoor recreation opportunities also helps to preserve state forest campgrounds, trails, and historic and cultural sites in state parks, and provides park development grants to local communities. 

Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($10 for motor vehicles; $5 for motorcycles) by checking "YES" on their license plate renewal forms, or at any state park or recreation area. Non-resident motor vehicles must still display a valid non-resident Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) to enter a Michigan state park, recreation area, state-administered boating access fee site; state forest campground, and non-motorized pathway parking area, which can be purchased at any state park or recreation area, or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore. To learn more about the Recreation Passport, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport or call 517-373-9900. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.