Standard (Tent/RV)
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Fort Wilkins
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
WiFi
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 40 ft.
Location
Fort Wilkins is located in Michigan
Latitude
47.4672 N
Longitude
-87.8697 W
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30 Reviews of Fort Wilkins
Peaceful and serene

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.

Nice an clean!

Not a ton of space but still pretty nice. Very clean.

Tip of copper harbor

Nice campsites but kind of close together

Worth the drive!

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.

Love it

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!

So many things to do

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.

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.