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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  • October 2, 2017
    First Time visiting this gem. In 37 years of searching I finally found a petoskey stone on their beach. The camp grounds are rustic and inviting. Quiet and peaceful place to vacation or take a day tri...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Peace, Petoskey Stones and a feeling of Privacy was my experience during my R&R ont this beautiful place on Lake Michigan...thank you Joan for sharing this "restoration" secret near Charlevoix  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Great place to rustic camp on lake michigan! Lots of shoreline campsites available! Good spot to find Petoskey stones  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    Rustic sites but nice. If you can reserve a site on the beach, really nice. Great beach and not crowded.
  • February 21, 2017
    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.
  • September 28, 2016
    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.
  • January 8, 2017
    So beautiful!! I took my pup with me and had the most wonderful vacation. Recommend anyone and everyone it is worth the sightseeing!
  • April 16, 2017
    Rustic camping great hiking trails and beautiful beach camping sites.

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