Our experience at Fort Wilkins/Copper Harbor started out great. We rolled in to the campground headquarters with no reservation. The guy working in the office was fantastic, he even highlighted some campsites we might want to look at. We stayed in the west campground in site 133. It was about like most campsites at Michigan state parks, modest amount of room. The great thing about this site was biking and hiking were accessible right from the campsite. The bathrooms are a bit outdated, but were super clean and in good working order. There is very little cell service in the area, but the bathroom has wifi if you need to check in with anyone.
Eat, Sleep, Ride and Repeat!
Unfortunately we're we're in east. It's a sardine can. Amenities are nice. But you're basically in 1 big campsite. West was full or I'd be there.
Really nice campground. You have oaths to both lakes and hiking all around
Great campground to unplug … literally, as we didn't get cell service within the park. There is WIFI at the modern bathroom, but we only had to use that once. Our site in the West Campground was well shaded, it seemed as though trees separated every campsite allowing for privacy and nature views everywhere. Behind our site we could access the bike/walking trail that led to the historic fort and into the town of Copper Harbor. It was a bit chilly the week we visited so we didn't go swimming, but Lake Fanny Hooe looked gorgeous.
Not a ton of space but still pretty nice. Very clean.
Nice campsites but kind of close together
Stayed here with my family three times over 17 years. So much to do for an off the beaten path. My kids will always remember this place. Great mountain biking trails. The people are just AAA.
Things I love about this campground: sites with easy access to private lakeside swimming, clean restrooms with Wifi and laundry, the fort is an interesting piece of history to explore, and the conglomerate formation rock beaches of Lake Superior are just a picturesque 5-minute hike through old pine forests. The sites are pretty compact in the east campground (though definitely not the toughest I’ve seen), but the west is more spread out.
Side note for those with sturdy shocks and off-road tires on their car, the nearby road to Horseshoe Harbor offer a short hike to a blissfully private and peaceful beach. Worth checking out!
Gorgeous spot, a lot of things to do. Bike rides would take you to old buildings to tour, a mile from town, and some trails to gorgeous spots on Lake Superior. Only bad thing was no real sandy beach for littles- so make sure you bring water shoes.
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