Little Sable Point Lighthouse

May 28th - September 19th, 2021
Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Monday

Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests.  Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse.  Easily the busiest of these three lights, the 1874 tower stands alone at the base of Lake Michigan, over a hundred feet tall and still harboring its original 3rd order Fresnel lens.  In 2010, thanks to a Federal Coastal Zone Management grant, the Pathways to Illumination project was completed.  This well-paved pathway leads through what once was a steep dune that inhibited many visitors from making it to the light.  Here you’ll find more friendly SPLKA Volunteer Keepers welcoming you to climb the tower and take in the extraordinary views of forest and dunes that surrounds you.  All Towers may be climbed for the small price of $5.00 for students 17 and under and $8.00 for adults.  Educational tours are available by appointment, and are warmly received by staff and volunteers who love to share their Michigan maritime knowledge.



Season May 28 – September 19
Night at the Lights Programing on the Beach at the Little Sable Lighthouse in the Silver Lake State Park.
Concerts are 7 pm to 8:30pm Wednesday evenings July 7th – August 4th
Tower is open for climbing until 8 pm on the nights of the concerts. Standard admissions apply.

July 7th  Concert at Little Sable: featuring Rough and Tumble" Concert Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Prolific song writers, performers and born travelers; Pennsylvania-born Mallory Graham and California-born Scott Tyler have lived in their 16’ camper since 2015, making tire tracks nationwide since 2011 as a traveling Folk-Americana duo. Their history goes back as far as New England in the fall of 2007 and as close as going from friends to bandmates to married bandmates. The story is as linear and circular as any. This Americana duo is excited to be part of our lighthouse concert series.

July 14th Concert at Little Sablefeaturing the Featuring Steel Doin It - Concert Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In 2002, Steel Doin' It was born from a community education class taught by Glen Miller at Spring Lake High School.  The group of eight is composed of Grand Haven and Spring Lake residents.  Sharon Rathbun, Rebecca Kaufman, and Scott Klempel play lead drums.  Handling the double seconds is Karen Cotton.  Ambre Slater is the woman behind the cello pans, and Diane Veneklasen plays the bass drums.  Setting the beat and playing the "toys" are Kevin Schmucker and Kelly Parker.  Kelly steps in as director and joins in on trumpet occasionally.  Our mission is to have fun while bringing the sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan to West Michigan.


July 21st Night at the Lights Music at the Little Sable Point Lighthouse from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Featuring “Mustard’s Retreat

Mustard’s Retreat has delighted audiences by telling stories for 40 years- Dave Tamulevich and Libby Glover are witty, insightful, fun and profound, as well as accomplished songwriters and musicians (guitars, dulcimer, electric bass, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle). In addition to being raconteurs and storytellers, they will give you things to laugh about for days to come and remember for years.

July 28th Concert at Little Sable Featuring “Oliva Manville and the Aquatic Troupe” Concert time is 7 pm to 8:30 pm
From the way west and the way east, this eclectic duo hones a Quentin Tarantino type sound with influences from 30s jazz and swing, Parisian cafe, spaghetti western and 60s pop."

August 4th Concert at Little Sable: featuring Ark Harbor" Concert Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
60’s Folk guitarists from Old Town Chicago, Jim Novak and Paul Cerny reunite to bring their unique blend of soft rock, blues folk and hauntingly beautiful ballads that will touch you heart. 

Concerts start at 7 pm and go until 8:30pm
Towers open from 5 pm to 8pm on the evenings of the concerts.
Admission is only for the tower climbs concerts are free

Concerts start at 7 pm and go until 8:30pm
Towers open from 5 pm to 8pm on the evenings of the concerts.
Admission is only for the tower climbs concerts are free

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