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About Fort Wilkins State Park
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Drive In
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Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Fort Wilkins State Park is located in Michigan
Latitude
47.467 N
Longitude
-87.87 W
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24 Reviews of Fort Wilkins State Park
Way up yonder

I was so excited to venture all the way up to copper harbor and stay at Fory Wilkins State Park… The camp ground is extremely nice, beautiful setting smaller sites. Bathrooms are outdated but worked. Nice that they had wifi near the bath houses. Staff was friendly and the wood was great for fires. We left early due to so much rain. If it wasnt 9 hours away from home. We'd come more. Site 16

Nice sites overlooking the lake

Some sites had trees with good shade others were in the sun. Most of the sites overlooking the lake were roomy. The fire pits were clean, and the bathrooms were clean. Lots of hike and bike paths, connecting to bike trails in town. Easy and more challenging routes. It is a Mountain biker's dream. The map of copper Harbor's bike trails with rated levels of difficulty is worth the 5$ and available at the camp store. The inland lake is calm and serene, great for fishing and paddlers. The Fort is interesting for those who like early settlement history. During the summer there are student reenactors at the fort to share with you what life was like. Friendly warning to those who want to drive to the peninsula top. Unless you have lifted 4 wheel drive the old logging roads that go there are impassable. It's best reached with hiking or mountain biking. We could not get there in our Subaru. The locals are all very friendly and are happy to help with directions and warnings. One local told us they have even had a few few jeeps tip over on the back roads.

Favorite camping memories

Rustic campgrounds with electric hookup, with beautiful Lake Fanny and Lake Superior within a short walk across the street. You feel as if you are at the top of the world, we would definitely come again. The historical Fort was really interesting and we happened to stumble upon their re-enactment. Our 13 year old son was volunteered to play the part of one of the wounded at their medical tent. We have great memories of this camping trip. We have always wanted to come back, we need to stop the excuses and just do it. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Come to the top of Keewenau, you will be glad that you did

The Best

I've been coming here for over 25 years- It's a home way from home. A lot of rich history and historical site. The outdoors here is 2nd to NONE.

Awesome campground and state park

This campground/state park was absolutely incredible! There’s so much to do between the old fort, seeing the lighthouse, or swimming in the quiet inland lake. The campsite was close to others but felt private with lots of trees surrounding us on 3 sides. Absolute favorite place to camp, and will be back many times in the future!

Meh

Okay. Sites are small and close together. Didn't like the swimarea or layout of the park

Hidden gem

Copper harbor is a hidden gem, loads of recreation activities to do, nice amount of campsites

Simple with the comforts of home

You are in the middle of the best of both worlds. On one side you have Lake Fanny Hooe and in the other Lake Superior. Both offer a great place for water fun. The lake is great for fishing.

You will also find a nice quiet trail around the camp and a short drive to bigger bike trails. The camp has good size spots and lots of trees, a park for kids to play in and you are next to the Fort! Great place for history and fun.

If you walk to town, about 1.5 miles, you will finds many local stores with lots of character, good coffee by the lake where the old fish market used to be and don't forget to stop at the Brickside Brewery.

Easy drive to other beaches, don't forget to look for agates!

Take 26 to Eagle River to The Jampot monastery, the best place for jams and pastries.

Amazing Place & Amazing History

The camp is located on Lake Fannyhooe, and next to the historic Fort Wilkins, and just down the road from beutiful Copper Harber. Has bathroom, campstore, trails, power hook up, and lake acces. Only downside is the camp is REALLY packed tight for most the sights.

Worth the trip!

What a beautiful place! The campground is a bit crowded, but completely worth the minor inconvenience of space. Some of the sites are quite small and a few maybe shouldn't be sites at all due to terrain, roots, etc.. The bathrooms and showers are very nice. There are many trails for hiking and mountain biking nearby. It's just a short walk to the Fort from the campground. The kids had fun touring the buildings and grabbing an ice cream at the gift shop after. The campground is nestled between Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Superior and is just gorgeous.