Fisherman’s Island State Park

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Fisherman’s Island State Park boasts over six miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The island in which the park was named no longer exists. Due to years of lower water levels in Lake Michigan the island has become a peninsula now lush with native wildflowers. There are 80 rustic campsites with 15 of those nestled in the dune area along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Fisherman’s Island State Park is not actually an island, but a 2,678-acre park. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce.

Trails

Fisherman’s Island-Foot Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)
Hiking

Campgrounds

Fisherman’s Island-Rustic
81 site(s)
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

The former island is located a short distance from the picnic area. The park features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lake shore. The park road travels through the campground to the picnic area with access to the beach and 3 miles of hiking trails. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce. The park is open May 16 to November 16 and is maintained and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Facilities and activities

  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Camping: The camping area is divided into a north and south loop and has 81 sites and 6 vault toilets.
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hunting

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    2,678 Acres
  • Compass Latitude
    45°18'27.7"N
  • Compass Longitude
    85°18'33.8"W
  • Numeric Latitude
    45.3077
  • Numeric Longitude
    -85.3094
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