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Fisherman's Island State Park

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Address: 16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Lake loving Tent camping

I suggest trying to get sites 33-40 they are right on the lake. I had 46 which was in the south loop and more of a wooded experience which was amazing. It is completely shaded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michele A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I suggest trying to get sites 33-40 they are right on the lake. I had 46 which was in the south loop and more of a wooded experience which was amazing. It is completely shaded by tall trees and you can hear the wind rustle through them all day. The site was huge could easily fit 3 tents. It is... More 

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Thank Michele A
Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I camped here mid July. We stayed at site 55 which I found to be a little too close to our neighboring sites. Not all of them were close together like this, just maybe stay away from 55 if you want more privacy. We would typically bypass a rustic campground, but lucky for us this was the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach at this state park is great. It's quiet, beautiful, clear water, gentle waves. It's also remote and secluded. You're not tripping over 100 people with their beach umbrellas. Great for looking for Petoskey Stones too. Nice sand for kids to play.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Share an afternoon with someone you care about. Or just come by yourself to jump into the cool waters of Lake Michigan. I recommend going south to the end of the road, through the entire park. It's a drive of perhaps 4-5 miles. From there, park your car, head some steps west toward the lake, and walk along the beach.... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to check out some the State Parks in the area and found Fisherman's Island. I was not sure about this park at first because all the roads are dirt and we were making a lot of dust. At the end of the road there was a picnic area and we could see the beach was close so we... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It looks like it would be a great place to camp with campsites right off of Lake Michigan. A few trails in the back. We didn't go to Fisherman's peninsula. Worth a stop.

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Greenville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The grandkids had fun looking for Petoskey stones. The weather was cold and windy but they had a great time anyway.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

For the past 6 years, my family has been returning to this campground at least once a year. I love the convenience of the location to downtown Charlevoix as well as the peaceful seclusion of the campground. I have never had problems with fellow campers, and the staff is always very helpful. we will continue to return!!

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Ellsworth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Incredible sandy beach, park, camp ground, cross country skiing, hiking, sunsets, and the list goes on!! Must go!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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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