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Fisherman's Island State Park

16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Rustic and Gorgeous - Definitely off the beaten path

The road into Fishermans Island State park is also the entrance to a cement plant, but do not... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Great Northwest

Super trails, great lakeshore, peaceful, not busy One of my two great MICHIGAN STATE PARKS... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
East Jordan, Michigan
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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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 gorgeous state park. You will find sites directly...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Super trails, great lakeshore, peaceful, not busy One of my two great MICHIGAN STATE PARKS. Ludington is the other.

Thank jsvankuiken
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 would be on your own for a while. With 2WD, you...More

Thank jerryab9rj
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 the former Township portion and give back...More

Thank Retired-Lt
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 Pass or you will pay a...More

Thank A2travler
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I was here on a very rainy and stormy weekend in October, my tents worked well though. It's close to town but the only way you can tell is the cement factory a little ways away, as this gives a constant, low mechanical hum that...More

Thank joejoeronrob
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I've heard about this place for years..and finally checked it out! I didn't camp, but sure took in the beach, views, and forest. Lovely park with great sites right on the water. Can't beat that ammenity, along with most having some good privacy between sites....More

Thank tymetraveler222
Reviewed 20 October 2016

stopped to camp during our color tour and fishermans island is a great place..long since been discovered by the masses we got lucky and got a spot on the water.still a good place to look for rocks but too many do it here and not...More

Thank s g
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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 were not fortunate enough to reserve one of these,...More

Thank weberemk
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

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.

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On the online map it show the campgrounds as almost entirely tent camping only however when you go to book it shows RV/Trailer access on those same lots. We will have a trailer so want to make sure we don't book a tent only site. Which is correct?
15 February 2017|
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Response from Retired-Lt | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the Michigan State Parks reservation website and look at the size of each campsite, it will specify length/width and what size unit it is good for as well as sunny or shady etc. You can also find out how far... More
Is there kayak rentals?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as well did not go kayaking this trip. I did see some rental places 15 min away in Petoskey.
Do you have to camp to access beach?
20 August 2016|
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Response from lisa_birder | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking places available at the "end of the road," i.e. when you drive past the campsites and as far south as you can go (several miles, I think). That beach you just walk to. It's pristine and lovely, with... More