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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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I finally got here....

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I reserved a campsite for 3 days over Labor Day weekend. With neither of us being new to camping, we were so excited to experience rustic camping in a park that came so highly recommended. We left a day early, and here's why: - The park is *very* close to a cement factory. Despite camping on site... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 a campsite, that is pretty much what you get. Rustic means rustic. But the secluded,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 through them all day. The site was huge could easily fit 3 tents. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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.

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