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Fisherman's Island State Park

Bell's Bay Road, Charlevoix, MI
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Charlevoix
Type: State Parks
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Springfield, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fisherman's island is based around a road running down the lakeshore. There are tent camping sites along the road with a couple of campgrounds off the land side of the road. It's a gravel road with lots of potholes full of rainwater when we were there. At the end of the road is a beautiful picnic spot with a musical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Absolutely beautiful Campground. We stayed at 2 different sites (both in the South campground area) over the July 4th weekend, and though the entire grounds were booked up it still felt like we were the only people in the entire state park. I'd recommend getting a site that is in the South grounds along the main road. These have the... More

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Most beautiful view that I have ever seen while camping. Right along Lake Michigan, quiet, peaceful campground. Incredible sunset views. Only drawback is the toilets...but was planning on that. Luckily McDonald's is just a five minute drive--so we used their restrooms a few times! ;) Overall..a MUST-DO. The walk out to fisherman's island is...buggy..wouldn't recommend. (admiring it from a distance... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here on a Friday night. Had no problem pulling up and being able to get a campsite right on the water!! Just be aware this is a RUSTIC campground, no electric, no bathhouse!!! Hand pumps & pit toilets available!! If you want a place that is on the water, close to town with a amazing view, this is... More

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LUDINGTON, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Was looking forward to visiting this site; however, the road leading in was full of deep potholes and we had to turn back because our car was taking quite a beating:( What we did see was quite impressive. The campsites were spacious, some right on the lake. VERY rustic and peaceful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I absolutely loved our camping trip to this park. Our site was right next to the beach and we had a lot of privacy from the other sites. It is rustic camping, which I had never done before, and it was better than I expected. The vault toilets were a lot cleaner than I thought they would be. I DEFINITELY... More

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely state park on Lake Michigan. Camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, walking on the beach, gathering rocks. Beautiful!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent a beautiful sunny October afternoon at the beach at Fisherman's Island St Park. If you are looking for a natural unspoiled beach this is for you. It has a long stretch of beach that we shared with only a few others. The campground is primitive but sites are fairly private.

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ann arbor
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If we were camping -- this is the place! Lots of privacy -- have to go by a cement plant to get to the entrance. But once you drive for a bit you can find a nice spot.

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Prague, CZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I am in love with this place!! So quiet and peaceful. Beautiful scenery. Crystal clear water in Lake Michigan. We brought our kayaks and snorkel gear to explore and it was great! The campsites are spacious and far enough apart that you don't hear the people around you. Sleeping and waking up to the sound of the waves was so... More

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