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Fisherman's Island State Park

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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Great beach!

Pretty views. Lots of small rocks to look for. Very nice area and wasn't very crowded. Cool... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Allison F
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Houston, Texas
Love this place

I fell in love with this place more than 25 years ago on family camping trips. It hasn't really... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
danielbirch
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Average7%
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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 August 31, 2016

Pretty views. Lots of small rocks to look for. Very nice area and wasn't very crowded. Cool peaceful area.

Thank Allison F
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

I fell in love with this place more than 25 years ago on family camping trips. It hasn't really changed a lot since then, which in this case is a good thing. The main attraction here is nature itself: Lovely secluded beaches and forests. As...More

Thank danielbirch
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Michele A
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

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...More

1  Thank AimeeKB
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

Thank Jeff F
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

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,...More

3  Thank lisa_birder
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Mary H
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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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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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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,...More

4  Thank Stephanie C
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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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