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Fisherman's Island State Park

16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Summer Camp Fire

While friends at home are suffering in 100+ degree weather, we enjoyed a morning camp fire with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bandera, Texas
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A nice day at Fishermans Island

We were looking for a place to have a picnic and hike. We were able to do both. The water was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elgin, Illinois
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16480 Bells Bay Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While friends at home are suffering in 100+ degree weather, we enjoyed a morning camp fire with coffee. Sixty degrees in a shady site, really hard to beat. Would give a higher rating were the outhouses kept clean.

Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a picnic and hike. We were able to do both. The water was high and we didn't have swimsuits so we were unable to visit the end of the park that is Fishermans Island. Most days Fishermans...More

1  Thank CocoaBeans254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this campsite. Site # 26 best in the park. 10 yds off of Lake Michigan...beautiful little beach....shade.....just great.

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had site 33- right on the shore. Booked it 6 months in advance. We did not hear the hum from the cement plant. All we heard at night were the waves on the beach. From some places you can see the plant in the...More

2  Thank Wuckers
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Fishermans Park in Charlevoix is one of the best spots to park and walk down a small path to the beach and look for shells, cool rocks and watch the awesome sunsets.

1  Thank purplenurple2017
Reviewed 8 July 2017

While visiting Michigan on vacation we had stopped at Petoskey State Park to enjoy the beach and look for stones. While talking to some Michigan residents, they suggested that since we were going on to Traverse City, that we stop at Fisherman's Island State Park...More

1  Thank kmc11_11
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Picturesque and quiet beach. Easy to stroll, rock hunt and was quiet even on the 4th of July. Whole family enjoyed it.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We wanted a nice easy hike and it fulfilled the need. Well maintained park. The cement factory next door was a little off putting when we pulled in but you could not see it from the park. Beautiful views.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We spent about 4 hours on the beach as a family of 5 in early June. It was 92 degrees and full sun, but the water was cold. That didn't deter the kids. They were in the water up to their arm pits (except when...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Vacationpatrol
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Dee S
16 August 2017|
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Response from jerryab9rj | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is one at the park. There is one at the Emmet county fairgrounds, then another just north of Charlevoix (according to google) at Uhricks, then another at Charlevoix Campground a little east of the park... More
15 February 2017|
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Response from Retired-Lt | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the Michigan State Parks reservation website and look at the size of each campsite, it will specify length/width and what size unit it is good for as well as sunny or shady etc. You can also find out how far... More
3 September 2016|
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Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as well did not go kayaking this trip. I did see some rental places 15 min away in Petoskey.