Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix

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Fisherman's Island State Park is a 2678acre state park just south of Charlevoix, Michigan, with five miles (8 km) of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Steadily decreasing water levels have meant that the tiny island from which the park took its name has connected to the shore by a narrow strip of sand and thus become a peninsula.The former island is located a short distance from the picnic area. The park features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lake shore. The park road travels through the campground to the picnic area with access to the beach and 3 miles of hiking trails. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce. The park is opened from May 16 to November 16 and is maintained and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.Facilities and activitiesSwimmingPicnickingHikingCamping: The camping area is divided into a north and south loop and has 81 sites and 6 vault toilets.Cross-country skiingHunting
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  • Beautiful wild nature park, with some shores at lake Michigan. Places to park trailers and camping, small infrastructure to the tourism. The Fisherman's Island itself is a small portion of land 300 ft...  more »
  • A great place to see the sunsets, watch the waves, black bear, picnic or to vegout and read a book while listening to the water!  more »
  • We made a point to stop here for some rock collecting. It was definitely worth the stop! We found some great rocks and enjoyed the beach even when the snow flurries started!  more »
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  • A great place to visit and enjoy nature. It's especially beautiful in the winter to look at and enjoy, but the roads are sometimes a bit of a hassle to go down. Enjoy at your own risk during these times. Take in picturesque views and be sure to bring the four-legged friends and get them some fresh air and exercise. Rockhounds, you can find a cool stone or two if you look really hard here, too!
  • Really nice place if you like rustic camping. I have been camping here regularly and love it...really nice beach areas and trails...good place for kids...no showers only outhouses (clean though) they clean it daily... Very close to Charlevoix which has some nice restaurants and shopping downtown...lots of fruit farms around for fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables...
  • Beautiful hikes in the woods and on the beach. Petoskey stones are not hard to find. And almost no one else there in September. You can explore for hours in peace and quiet with gorgeous views everywhere.
  • Wonderful day, I make it a point to visit this park every year. The best outdoor therapy you can get.
  • Fantastic campground. Very family friendly. We will absolutely be back for more peace and quiet!!
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