Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 70+ 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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  • It was nice to not be the only tent campers somewhere :) This camp is unique because they offer beachfront campsites! How awesome to set up right on the lakeshore.....and I mean directly on it. We wer...  read more »
  • Lots of camping located on Lake Michigan. A beautiful state park with sand beach for fun making sand castles or just relaxing at the waters edge. 
  • My husband and I reserved a campsite for 3 days over Labor Day weekend. With neither of us being new to camping, we were so excited to experience rustic camping in a park that came so highly recommend...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Fisherman's Island State Park is a gorgeous Sate Park with beautiful sites to stay on and incredible views of the lake!
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