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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  • While friends at home are suffering in 100+ degree weather, we enjoyed a morning camp fire with coffee. Sixty degrees in a shady site, really hard to beat. Would give a higher rating were the outhouse...  more »
  • We were looking for a place to have a picnic and hike. We were able to do both. The water was high and we didn't have swimsuits so we were unable to visit the end of the park that is Fishermans Island...  more »
  • We loved this campsite. Site # 26 best in the park. 10 yds off of Lake Michigan...beautiful little beach....shade.....just great.  more »
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  • Rustic sites but nice. If you can reserve a site on the beach, really nice. Great beach and not crowded.
  • Stunning area of Michigan. The campground is full of green trees and smells like nature. The lake is a short bike ride from the tent site we had. There are some lake on sites however those book up super fast and are small. Camp area is clean and quite. Close to tons of wineries and breweries.
  • I want to give campground 5 stars. I do. It's so beautiful and the sites are right on the beach. Stones for days. Beautiful trees and just overall a wonderful place. However, WHY in gods green earth would they allow a GIANT eyesore of a cement factory to build right at the end of this park. You can see it from every lakeshore campsite. Not to mention HEAR it ALL day and all night. It's mind boggling that it is there. It won't stop me from coming here but it sure is crazy and ridiculous that they allowed this to be built so close to an amazing state park. When your camping you don't want to hear the sounds of cement grinding up or trucks backing up constantly. Beep beep beep really kills the peace of the waves.
  • So beautiful!! I took my pup with me and had the most wonderful vacation. Recommend anyone and everyone it is worth the sightseeing!
  • Rustic camping great hiking trails and beautiful beach camping sites.

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