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Fort Wilkins State Park

15223 US-41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918
+1 906-289-4215
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Must see if in the area!

We enjoyed seeing this attraction. We were there a little late in the day, but from what I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fruitport, Michigan
Worth the visit

On Lake Fanny Hooe, the Fort is a great experience. Campgrounds are wonderful, especially the older... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elkridge, Maryland
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An army outpost that kept order in this wilderness outpost in the 1840s.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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15223 US-41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918
+1 906-289-4215
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed seeing this attraction. We were there a little late in the day, but from what I understand they often have people who are in character for the period available to answer questions and provide information. Felt really cool being in a place that...More

Thank kimberlyrQ6820HV
Reviewed 3 days ago

On Lake Fanny Hooe, the Fort is a great experience. Campgrounds are wonderful, especially the older campground. Walk through the Fort. Well worth it.

Thank Leslie21075
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have always wanted to go to Copper Harbor and see Fort Wilkins State Park, so for our 30th wedding anniversary we set out from Central Michigan. Was hoping for peak color, but did not see much color, still worth the drive, beautiful.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We camped at the east campground site 72. The site was level with compacted crushed rock. The showers were first class, very clean and a door for each shower room. Many nice trails for walking or biking. The fort has much history and worth the...More

Thank eletraglideblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must visit if you have any interest in military type of history and hardship people faced living in this climate in winter. Very well done, well preserved and very interesting, Very impressive park!

Thank allaboutthefamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of everything: history, culture, nature! Restored fort; great views of the bay and lighthouse. Located at the northern terminus of U.S. highway 41, east of Copper Harbor. Recreation state park pass required for most of the park attractions.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometime we will get up here during the summer when the interpretive people are at the Fort! The buildings are self-guided with descriptions of everything on display. They have done a great job on restoring the old fort buildings. Well worth a few hours of...More

Thank Bellbrat1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park, well laid out, many, many intact buildings. Lots of history and explanation of what life was like here in this remote location long ago. Great place to spend half an hour if you are passing through (not recommended) or half a day if...More

Thank likeparty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully restored old fort. It is a self guided tour, so you can take your time and look. My wife was especially interested in the bakery building. It was interesting to see how they baked bread for soldiers 100+ years ago. The...More

Thank Chad D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fort Wilkins has been meticulously restored. There are several buildings open, with displays and historical items. The setting on Lake Fannie Hoe is beautiful. There are also hiking trails and campsites.

Thank Clriha
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Sue L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash in the park and campground but not in the fort.
Tracy B
30 September 2016|
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Response from tim f | Reviewed this property |
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29 July 2016|
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Response from gniedermaier | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a designated bike path per se, but there are many bikers in Copper Harbor and they use the roadways.