Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix

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State Park
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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  • We spent about 4 hours on the beach as a family of 5 in early June. It was 92 degrees and full sun, but the water was cold. That didn't deter the kids. They were in the water up to their arm pits (exc...  more »
  • The road into Fishermans Island State park is also the entrance to a cement plant, but do not despair. You will round the corner and ahead of you is sparkling Lake Michigan and the entrance to this go...  more »
  • Super trails, great lakeshore, peaceful, not busy One of my two great MICHIGAN STATE PARKS. Ludington is the other.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful. Nice walk out to island. Good place to find Petoskey stones. Watch out for snakes near swampy areas. Sweet place to camp!