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Fisherman's Island State Park

Bell's Bay Road, Charlevoix, MI
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Charlevoix
Type: State Parks
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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

One of the best State Parks around. Pretty non-descript entrance, but once in the park, you'll fall in love. Lots of excellent camping sides with the option of water view or nicely hidden in the trees. Excellent location for a day walk on the trails or a hike along the water. Pack a lunch and spend the day on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here to look for Petosky stones, and found a few. But it looks like a really quiet place to camp. Spaces are great along the lake. Nicely spaced, not on top of one another. Very clean too. May come back and camp here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There are no showers, sinks, or amenities here, but the outhouses are clean and provide hand sanitizer, and the water pump was easy to use. But overall, I loved how quiet this campground was. The beach is rocky on the shores, but sandy in the water and it's beautiful. The water was super clear. If you can't get a waterfront... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you like camping this park has good views and a great beach as well as hiking trails.Good place to cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter. Hope it is not lost in a land swap with the cement plant and I am concerned that this local gem will be lost or degraded by the cement plant in a... More

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Charlevoix, Mi.
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful rustic park right on Lake Michigan. Lots of walking trails in the woods and one of the best beaches in Michigan at the very end of the park. Hopefully we wont loose it with this land swap the cement plant is trying to achieve. Yes its rustic, yes it has outhouses and that's why I love it so much.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of the few places my family visits every summer! It is usually pretty quiet and there are not a lot of people, which is great when you just want to relax for a bit. We love walking along the sand, and we almost always find petoskey stones! It's a must visit if you're looking for something peaceful!

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

wow what a nice park for the money $12.00 per night for camping.. the only down side is the outhouses are need of cleaning but if you can hold your breath you will be ok..

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Springfield, Missouri
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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