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Fisherman''s Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park Sunset view © BDJM
Sunset with Great Lakes freighter.
Fisherman's Island State Park Snake in the Surf of Lake Michigan © Bob Clark
This snake was struggling in the heavy surf of Lake Michigan
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Bells Bay Road
Charlevoix, Michigan   49720

Phone: 231-547-6641
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Fisherman's Island State Park is not actually an island, but a 2,678-acre park with five miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The park encompasses a tiny island, Fisherman's Island, located a short distance offshore from the picnic area. Located just south of Charlevoix, it features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lakeshore. The park road travels through the campground to the picnic area with access to the beach and miles of hiking trails. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
Fisherman's Island-Rustic(800) 447-2757 81 site(s)Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Fisherman''s Island State Park is

Grills and picnic tables are located in a picnic area about three miles inside the park's main entrance.
Several miles of trails makes hiking and nature observation pleasant pursuits.

Fisherman's Island-Foot Trail Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)Hiking
Cross-country Skiing
Several miles of trails makes winter nature observation a pleasant pursuit. Trails are not groomed.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 2 resident of Charlevoix
park review stars; one to five st.marys cement proposed land swap would take away 190 acres and some campsites and entrance to park would be moved south 6 to 8 miles Contact Michigan DNR
August 30 awesome place
park review stars; one to five Wonderful place to camp if you are seeking quiet and tranquility. The campsites were large and not crammed together like so many DNR properties. There is plenty of wildlife to see. The best thing was the unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan. I recommend this to anybody wanting to get away from the rat-race.
July 6 Great Place to Camp by Alex
park review stars; one to five Some campsites backed up to the water and were very nice. The other sites, however, were a short walk from the water and somewhat secluded. The beach was nice but not very big. View was great.
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