Fisherman's Island State Park

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Fisherman's Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
Looking toward Fisherman's Island
Map showing the location of Fisherman's Island State Park
Map showing the location of Fisherman's Island State Park
Location in Michigan
LocationNorwood Township
Charlevoix County, Michigan
Nearest cityCharlevoix, Michigan
Coordinates45°16′00″N 85°21′40″W / 45.26667°N 85.36111°W / 45.26667; -85.36111Coordinates: 45°16′00″N 85°21′40″W / 45.26667°N 85.36111°W / 45.26667; -85.36111 [1]
Area2,678 acres (1,084 ha)
Elevation640 feet (200 m) [1]
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteFisherman's Island State Park

Fisherman's Island State Park is public recreation area of 2,678 acres (1,084 ha) sitting on six miles (9.7 km) of the Lake Michigan shoreline southwest of Charlevoix, Michigan. [2] Due to historically low lake levels, for most of 1998 to 2016 the small Fisherman Island,[1] for which the state park was named, had become attached to the mainland via a tombolo.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The island is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the picnic area. The park features rustic campgrounds 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 swimming beaches and over three miles of hiking trails. The interior terrain consists largely of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce. Hunting and snowmobiling are also permitted. The park is operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.[2]



  1. ^ a b c "Report For Fisherman Island". USGNIS. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Fisherman's Island State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Great Lakes Dashboard Project". Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Retrieved September 15, 2018.

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