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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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Charlevoix, Mi.
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150 reviews 150 reviews
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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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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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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Zeeland, Michigan
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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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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