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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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Rustic and Gorgeous - Definitely off the beaten path

The road into Fishermans Island State park is also the entrance to a cement plant, but do not despair. You will round the corner and ahead of you is sparkling Lake Michigan and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Great Northwest
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road into Fishermans Island State park is also the entrance to a cement plant, but do not despair. You will round the corner and ahead of you is sparkling Lake Michigan and the entrance to this gorgeous state park. You will find sites directly on the water.

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East Jordan, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Super trails, great lakeshore, peaceful, not busy One of my two great MICHIGAN STATE PARKS. Ludington is the other.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited over Christmas vacation in December 2016. Not very many people, access road was pretty icy and not maintained. Traversable with 4WD but not maintained. Not much traffic so if you got stuck you would be on your own for a while. With 2WD, you can park at the entrance by the road and walk in, or just go down... More 

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Northern Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On the shores of Lake Michigan, northern part was a Township park and southern part a State park. In the early 1980's it merged into a State Park. Now the adjacent cement plant is trying to take over the former Township portion and give back land at the southern/inland part…thanks Gov. Snyder! Enjoy it while you can!! Great for dry... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a great place for walking, camping and just viewing Lake Michigan. The park runs along the lakeshore for a mile or so. Easy walking and places to park your car too. You need a MI State Park Pass or you will pay a nominal entry fee. FYI, hunting is allowed in the fall during open season, so be... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

I was here on a very rainy and stormy weekend in October, my tents worked well though. It's close to town but the only way you can tell is the cement factory a little ways away, as this gives a constant, low mechanical hum that may take you out of the experience. The park has some nice shoreline tent spots,... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've heard about this place for years..and finally checked it out! I didn't camp, but sure took in the beach, views, and forest. Lovely park with great sites right on the water. Can't beat that ammenity, along with most having some good privacy between sites. It was almost full during my mid-late week visit. Its very popular. In summer, good... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

stopped to camp during our color tour and fishermans island is a great place..long since been discovered by the masses we got lucky and got a spot on the water.still a good place to look for rocks but too many do it here and not so many good ones to find it seems

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

It was nice to not be the only tent campers somewhere :) This camp is unique because they offer beachfront campsites! How awesome to set up right on the lakeshore.....and I mean directly on it. We were not fortunate enough to reserve one of these, but still enjoyed our time collecting Petoskey stones on the beach. As for the water,... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of camping located on Lake Michigan. A beautiful state park with sand beach for fun making sand castles or just relaxing at the waters edge.

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