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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed in a tent in the camp grounds. It's just a short walk to the Fort. The WiFi was very slow, and no phone service. Walked over for a evening demonstration of 1800 military life and rifle edicate. The young man who marched was very serious about his work and explaining the facts of the 1800's.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Toured the UP on my motorcycle and stayed 3 nights here. The campground is great and the Fort tour is a must see. The surrounding area is great for moto riding lots of coast line roads. Some nice little restaurants and a general store nearby for whatever you need.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Totally awesome place to camp. The park is well kept and clean!!!Driving Hwy 26 is a must from Eagle river to Copper harbor. Brockway mountain drive is an awesome view plus you get cell and data service up there. You will NOT GET PHONE SERVICE anywhere else. Wi fi is available at local shops.

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Fontanelle, Iowa
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great spot. We stayed in the West Campground, 50amp electric site. Pull-throughs were great. About half of the sites were paved. Electric only, so it was kind of a bummer and we had to conserve water for out 5 night stay. Restrooms and showers were a little dated but very clean. Campground host and staff were very polite and nice.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

A fort that was very remote and built to protect the area during the copper boom. We bought state park pass and enjoyed several other of the Michigan state parks as well. A good job has been done in renovating the fort to its original condition. It was interesting to learn how the soldiers lived during the era of the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My family has camped here for years and have our favorite spots. If you like a bit quieter campsite, try the West Campground in the sites in the 150's. Families with kids might like the East Campground and its more open play areas better. Good place for bikes and walks. You can hike into Copper Harbor for restaurants and shopping.... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2016

While the view across the lake was gorgeous, there were far too many campers and RVs in the campground, in too close proximity with little to no privacy. Great for a short stay, but I would not recommend spending much time here if you're looking for relaxation. Too many shrieking kids, barking dogs, and generators running. The bathrooms, however were... More 

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a very beautiful campground. Well kept sites and bathrooms (at least on the west side). The only down fall here was the biting black flies. We stayed for two days and the only way to enjoy the camp fire was to hold a fly swatter. This campground offers wi-fi only by the bathroom, so it tends to be... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stayed in the East camground, and our site was just across from the overlook onto the water. The site was well maintained, but the things that stood out the most for this campground were the bathrooms, which were virtually spotless, and the camp host! The camp host had coffee available in the mornings, which worked out great for us... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Additional Information about Fort Wilkins State Park

Address: US 41, Copper Harbor, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Copper Harbor
Number of rooms: 160
Also Known As:
Fort Wilkins State Park Hotel Copper Harbor
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“This is a Michigan State Park Campgrounds.”
 of 5 bubbles 825JohnL, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“West Campground sites in the 150s are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles katmai8, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“The East campground has good lake views”
 of 5 bubbles sarahd880, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
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