Fisherman's Island State Park

★★★★☆

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Yes, its a VERY rustic site. Best to bring as much of your own everything. There is water but we brought our own. The 6 of us were there for 2 nights and used about a gallon of water each. More would have been better. Fire wood is available at self serve "honor system" spots on your way in. Get a good bunch for $5. Just have to keep an eye out as you get close to the park. "Bathrooms" were kind of nasty so I was told. Primitive outhouses. I just went in the woods. :)
Even though we got rained on most of one day, lake Michigan could be seen though the trees and it was beautiful rain or shine. The water was crystal clear. We had a great time drinking and playing yatzee while the rain fell. DEFINITELY bring a LARGE tarp to suspend from the trees and keep your picnic table area dry. At night put all the food in your cars and get rid of garbage ASAP in the park dumpsters by the outhouses. There are raccoons and we did have a brief run in. Just jump around, make yourself big and yell at them and they take off eventually.
Tons of places to explore. Pass the time looking for Petoskey stones or skip the best flat rocks ever anywhere. There was hardly anyone there in Mid September and we definitely plan to go again. All the sites are surrounded by fairly thick woods so you really feel isolated. OH! And the sky at night! Too many stars to count! You can see every cloudy bit of the milky way. Absolutely amazing. :)

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Yes, its a VERY rustic site. Best to bring as much of your own everything. There is water but we brought our own. The 6 of us were there for 2 nights and used about a gallon of water each. More would have been better. Fire wood is available at self serve "honor system" spots on your way in. Get a good bunch for $5. Just have to keep an eye out as you get close to the park. "Bathrooms" were kind of nasty so I was told. Primitive outhouses. I just went in the woods. :)
Even though we got rained on most of one day, lake Michigan could be seen though the trees and it was beautiful rain or shine. The water was crystal clear. We had a great time drinking and playing yatzee while the rain fell. DEFINITELY bring a LARGE tarp to suspend from the trees and keep your picnic table area dry. At night put all the food in your cars and get rid of garbage ASAP in the park dumpsters by the outhouses. There are raccoons and we did have a brief run in. Just jump around, make yourself big and yell at them and they take off eventually.
Tons of places to explore. Pass the time looking for Petoskey stones or skip the best flat rocks ever anywhere. There was hardly anyone there in Mid September and we definitely plan to go again. All the sites are surrounded by fairly thick woods so you really feel isolated. OH! And the sky at night! Too many stars to count! You can see every cloudy bit of the milky way. Absolutely amazing. :)

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We have made the trek up to Charlevoix for five of the last 7 summers, and each time stayed at Fisherman's Island.

BE WARNED: This campground is rustic- i.e. no electricity, running water, restrooms (there are outhouses).

But it is located in a beautiful wooded area, and the beach is quite nice. Perfect for looking for the famous Petoskey stones.

Just be careful about when you go- there are times of year when the young, unhealthy fish die in massive amounts, making the beach rather gross. I'd ask the park officals ahead of time to be sure you don't go through that.

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We have made the trek up to Charlevoix for five of the last 7 summers, and each time stayed at Fisherman's Island.

BE WARNED: This campground is rustic- i.e. no electricity, running water, restrooms (there are outhouses).

But it is located in a beautiful wooded area, and the beach is quite nice. Perfect for looking for the famous Petoskey stones.

Just be careful about when you go- there are times of year when the young, unhealthy fish die in massive amounts, making the beach rather gross. I'd ask the park officals ahead of time to be sure you don't go through that.

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