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Address: Bell's Bay Road, Charlevoix, MI
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Best Rustic Campground in Michigan

This is our favorite rustic campground in Michigan. There are roughly 12 waterfront campsites on the beach of Lake Michigan. There are two campgrounds, North and South. North is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite rustic campground in Michigan. There are roughly 12 waterfront campsites on the beach of Lake Michigan. There are two campgrounds, North and South. North is closest to the entrance, and has the best waterfront sites: #9, 26-31 (these six are the best and most popular, in that order), and 32-35 (pull-through sites). However, you can see... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

---One can cross country ski, swim, hike, and about tent (about 80 sites) at Fisherman's Island St. Pk. The North Campground and South Campground have grills, picnic tables, and mosquitos. Hunting is allowed during regular seasons with a couple exceptions. Toilets have large holding tanks ("vaulted"). The Park has six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, although we saw no lifeguard.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We first stopped in the north end and walked down the beach for a couple hours. Easy walking even though the beach was full of stones. But what amazing stones. Not only Petoskey but all kinds of fossil stones. Then we drove to the far end of the park where the topography was totally different. Beach was sandier and beautiful... More 

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Sullivan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

we were able to enjoy our first full day in charlevoix at fishermans island ---we made the stop at the first parking area and went down to the beach from there--

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Caledonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We have camped here off and on for the past 30 years. It is still one of our favorite places to camp, search for stones, relax.

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Having settled in to our hotel , shopped and had dinner, we set out in search of the sunset over Lake Michigan. It was a clear blue sky kind of day and perfect for driving through this state park. We saw many nice lakeside campsites. At the end of the main drive, we were able to park and walk a... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I'm almost hesitant to rate it as excellent, but only because part of its charm is the seclusion! The beach is wonderful and rustic. A very romantic place to watch the sun set.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This park had the best sites right on the water. No frills or activities. If your a nature lover you will love it here.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've come here for the last two years and plan on making it an every summer tradition. It's so quiet and the sites are nice and spread out. I recommend the south campground because the beach is sandier and the sites are more private and there's no view of the cement factory from the beach on that end.

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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We drove to the end of the park to the beach/picnic area and it was an interesting experience. The beach was not quite what we expected, it was very grassy, not just an expanse of sand to set up our chairs. But we made the best of it and had a great time! The water was warm, the breeze cool... More 

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