Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix

#1 of 13 in Parks in Charlevoix County
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Fisherman's Island State Park is a public recreation area of 2,678 acres (1,084 ha) sitting on six miles (9.7 km) of Lake Michigan shoreline southwest of Charlevoix, Michigan. It is named for a small piece of land, Fisherman Island, located some 900 feet (270 m) from the mainland. For most of the period from 1998 to 2016, historically low lake levels resulted in the island becoming attached to the mainland via a tombolo. The park's interior terrain consists largely of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce. The park is operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
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  • This beach was recommended to us to find Petosky and Charlevoix stones. It didn't disappoint! There were several other people there searching for the same.  more »
  • Nice camp sites on the water with space between sites. We only drove thru, but nicest sites I've seen in Michigan. I'm guessing it's hard to get one of those sites.  more »
  • Beautiful rustic campground, best sites are beach side but are hard to get, still a nice campground. Has pit toilets and hand pump water. Nice beach area at the very end of road but lake can be enjoyed anywhere along the road. The beach varies from mostly sandy to all rocks, so you should be able to find whatever kind of beach you are looking for.
  • I love this park! It's beautiful and within driving distance of so many Michigan treasures and sites to see! the beach is a little rocky, so I recommend water/swimming shoes, but the campsites, especially the ones on the beach, are beautiful! If you want a beach site you will need to book months in advance, just as a heads up! This park is small and it fills up fast.

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