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Fort Wilkins State Park

US 41, Copper Harbor, MI
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our first trip camping in Copper Harbor and loved this place. Bathrooms are clean and showers are free. It is a short ride into town on your bike and the trails are perfect. If you get a chance make sure to kayak on the big lake. The scenery is out of bounds.. Campground is nice but the roads... More 

1 Thank Ryan K
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This park was pretty typical for a state park, except that the east campground and west campground differ greatly. We booked a tent spot in the east campground and they had us packed in like sardines with no privacy. Sure, there were mature trees, but they were devoid of branches down low. We may as well have been camping in... More 

2 Thank SandalHiker
Isanti, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Campground was clean, had tree covered sites, a new shower house, laundry facilities, and a wonderful playground. Easy access to the actual fort. The fire pits were were sturdy and filled with sand around the edges. Close to Copper Harbor. Overall, great place.

2 Thank jackiefosterswanson
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We've camped here two years in a row and we've loved it both times. It's a LONG drive, but totally worth it. There are tons of trees and Lake Fanny Hoe is beautiful not to mention how close it is to Lake Superior. It's by far my favorite state park in Michigan.

3 Thank Erinmomto2
South Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been coming to Copper Harbor/Fort Wilkens for the past 20 years. Some years as many as three times a year.The park hasn't changed a bit in these 20 years. It's still a friendly, quiet place to camp. While the facilities are older, they are very well maintained by the park workers. I usually reserve the mini-cabin, I've camped... More 

3 Thank Doubledipper2014
Lakeville, Michigan
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105 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have tented at Ft.Wilkins throughout my children's youth. We tend to stay at the more rustic section as there is more privacy between sites. Try camping Encampment. So neat to hear the Gaitling guns, troops marching through camp, historical activities, and so on. My kids learned a lot without even knowing it.

1 Thank gravesky
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69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Great campground, great sites. Near water, trails, shopping and dining. Plenty to do or simply just relax. Will go back again on the Fall for color season. Very family friendly. The Fort was very interesting.

2 Thank Birkie2
Southeast Michigan
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Camped for two days in early October and had a fantastic time. The campground was not crowded and was at the peak of color. Lots of walking and hiking opportunities at the park and nearby. Also, somebody was providing free internet service. We will be back!

3 Thank BobMiich
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

The campground is adjacent to the historic fort, which is well worth a visit, and runs along an inland lake, so all campsites are within a short walk to the water. It's within walking distance to town, and there is a footpath so you don't have to walk on the road. Sites are a bit close, so you will hear... More 

8 Thank Mnbiker
Upstate NY
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

I stayed in the Western portion of the campground so I cannot speak to the Eastern portion. The Western area is a compact loop, but there enough trees to provide a decent level of privacy. Restrooms were clean and modern. Nice location on Lake Fanny Hooe with a short walk (via a trail) to Fort Wilkins.

8 Thank EarthandHam
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