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Fisherman's Island State Park

16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Very nice walk along the waters of Lake Michigan

This is a great place for walking, camping and just viewing Lake Michigan. The park runs along the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Timing is Everything

I was here on a very rainy and stormy weekend in October, my tents worked well though. It's close... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Dearborn, Michigan
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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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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

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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.

Thank Lori1117
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

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 recommended. We left a day early, and here's...More

Thank Illiana S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Pretty views. Lots of small rocks to look for. Very nice area and wasn't very crowded. Cool peaceful area.

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I fell in love with this place more than 25 years ago on family camping trips. It hasn't really changed a lot since then, which in this case is a good thing. The main attraction here is nature itself: Lovely secluded beaches and forests. As...More

Thank danielbirch
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I suggest trying to get sites 33-40 they are right on the lake. I had 46 which was in the south loop and more of a wooded experience which was amazing. It is completely shaded by tall trees and you can hear the wind rustle...More

2  Thank Michele A
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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
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.
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