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Fisherman's Island State Park

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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Heaven on earth

We were a little leery about trying this park because the campsites are all rustic, with no... read more

Reviewed yesterday
michiganenthusiast
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southwestern Michigan
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Labor Day Weekend Getaway

This is our favorite park in Michigan. We have stayed on site 13, 25,and 34. The sites on the lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GMaike80
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cement plant” (7 reviews)
“petoskey stones” (17 reviews)
“pit toilets” (5 reviews)
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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a little leery about trying this park because the campsites are all rustic, with no electric hookup, no showers, and vault toilets. We are senior citizens accustomed to these luxuries. But a friend recommended it and the location was great after a day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite park in Michigan. We have stayed on site 13, 25,and 34. The sites on the lake are hard to snag but when you can, its quite a treat! Great place for quiet peaceful relaxation. Rock hunting is great here! All time...More

Thank GMaike80
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I really don’t want to tell anyone about this beautiful tucked away park on the south end of Charlevoix....I want it all for myself. But, there is enough beach along Lake Michigan for everyone to enjoy, and it’s so worth taking the time to explore....More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Beautiful wild nature park, with some shores at lake Michigan. Places to park trailers and camping, small infrastructure to the tourism. The Fisherman's Island itself is a small portion of land 300 ft from the shore. Amazing to stop the boats in the lake and...More

Thank Celso B
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

A great place to see the sunsets, watch the waves, black bear, picnic or to vegout and read a book while listening to the water!

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We made a point to stop here for some rock collecting. It was definitely worth the stop! We found some great rocks and enjoyed the beach even when the snow flurries started!

1  Thank aregier
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

First Time visiting this gem. In 37 years of searching I finally found a petoskey stone on their beach. The camp grounds are rustic and inviting. Quiet and peaceful place to vacation or take a day trip

1  Thank treid523
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Peace, Petoskey Stones and a feeling of Privacy was my experience during my R&R ont this beautiful place on Lake Michigan...thank you Joan for sharing this "restoration" secret near Charlevoix 😘😘😘😘😘

Thank Jane A
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Great place to rustic camp on lake michigan! Lots of shoreline campsites available! Good spot to find Petoskey stones

Thank Lyn T
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

This park is right near a cement factory but do not let that stop you. Water is crystal clear, the camp sites are varied from on the shore to deep in the woods.

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USMCMI
April 3, 2018|
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Response from fpachulski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ontonagon State Park on Lake Superior just outside of Ontonagon, Mi. It is at the western end of the UP.
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Lew1120
January 16, 2018|
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Response from fpachulski | Reviewed this property |
We live here so haven’t tried to get a camp site in August, but either North or South are equal! South also has a stream running into Lake Michigan and has a better view of sunsets. A lot of deer and an occasional bear... More
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