|Photo courtesy of www.HamlinLake.com|
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Seasonal lake level change for Hamlin Lake (Michigan)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that Ludington State Park in Mason County began the annual process of raising Hamlin Lake to its summer level on 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.
At more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large, there's more than enough space for everyone without feeling crowded. Hamlin Lake touches Manistee National Forest on the north, towering dunes in the west and miles of undeveloped wilderness all around. This man made lake originated during the logging hey-day when lumbermen dammed the Big Sable River to make an enormous holding pond for trees felled upstream.
For more information, contact the park at 231-843-2423.