Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix

(4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visited over Christmas vacation in December 2016. Not very many people, access road was pretty icy and not maintained. Traversable with 4WD but not maintained. Not much traffic so if you got stuck you...  more »
  • On the shores of Lake Michigan, northern part was a Township park and southern part a State park. In the early 1980's it merged into a State Park. Now the adjacent cement plant is trying to take over ...  more »
  • This is a great place for walking, camping and just viewing Lake Michigan. The park runs along the lakeshore for a mile or so. Easy walking and places to park your car too. You need a MI State Park Pa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Used to camp there with my, then, "significant other". Absolutely beautiful location. At times, the water looks so blue and the sand so white that, if the trees were different, you'd think you were on a beach in Florida! Very secluded and, at night, the stars seem to be right over your head! Wonderful memories!
  • Beautiful. Nice walk out to island. Good place to find Petoskey stones. Watch out for snakes near swampy areas. Sweet place to camp!
  • Great state park. Very good pit toilets (that is possible! ). Rustic. No dump station (that would make it 5 stars).
  • Came here for the first time this weekend to camp. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL campsites right on the lake. We stayed at site no. 9 and it was perfect. The site was well maintained. The views and beach was great! Can't wait to come back.