Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

     


Copper Harbor, Michigan
Phone: (906) 289-4215

Sites: 159
Avg. Rate: $25

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Latitude: 47.4674411189146
Longitude: -87.8618717193604

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 9
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

21 Reviews

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fulltimervtravel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed this park as the Cooper Harbor area is stunning. Sites are level and paved. Most sites are on the smallish size. The campground is lightly wooded. There was no Verizon cell/MIFI service in Cooper Harbor. Would stay here again. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the newer west campground, which is easy to find after checking into the ranger station.  The campground is located on Lake Fanny Hooe, with the common area on the lakefront providing nice views to many campsites.  The campground hosts set up morning coffee with their display of area brochures.  And on Saturday night, the campground hosts helped each of us to make yummy bread on a stick.  Within a short walk is Fort Wilkins, a no-cost historical site which allowed dogs.  We took our dog, and took turns visiting each of the buildings.  The nightly ranger talk was enjoyable.  And just across the road is access to Lake Superior at the rocky beach. There is little in town to interest me, and the restaurants were uninspired at best.  We drove to the northernmost point of Highway 41 which is the road all the way to Miami.  About 2 miles beyond the start of Highway 41, on a seasonal rut-filled dirt road is a very beautiful secluded Horseshoe Bay. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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canoeperson

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow! This place is terrific. We were not on the water but our campsite was very private and clean as a whistle. Beautiful facilities everywhere in the Park. Loved the walking/biking path to nearby Copper Harbor and to the Fort. We went to the presentations at the Fort every night and to an Arts & Crafts show in Copper Harbor. This is a super base for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula. We were in site 101 in the West Campground. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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210jem

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park with east and west sections on either side of the excellent Fort Wilkins pre civil war U.S.Army fort well kept with exhibits in the buildings explaining how and why this then remote fort was built on the extreme of the Keweenaw peninsula of the UP in 1844. I stayed in the east section which was well grassed with a moderate number of trees, sites well spaced with tarmac drives but sites grass and some gravel, very clean bath and hot showers. No on camp site water or sewer but dump station. They now have free WiFi, but it is very slow. My big gripe (also very true of McLain State Park) is that most of the electrical outlet posts are between the sites,some in undergrowth, way back from the drives, and many sites are irregularily unlevel. I had one of the very few level sites with a conveniently placed electrical outlet post. For most you will need a very long extension cord. The campground borders a cliff edge over Lake Fanny Hooe and across the highway is Lake Superior with a lighthouse. A very nice place save for the poorly placed electrical outlets for which I rate is an 8. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob-Linda

Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for 30 amp electric only back-in site in the East campground. Roads paved, sites gravel, open, but of decent size. The West campground has paved pull through sites. This is one of those get away from it all locations, so no cell service or Internet. We were fortunate, or maybe unfortunate, that our site was one of the very few in this entire park where our satellite dishes were able to connect. Very busy park before Labor Day, but afterwards it was nearly empty. We would stay here again. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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karonb

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived here on a Friday with no reservations. Staff was very helpful and got us into a site in the east park. I think the west park might be better for larger rigs. We enjoyed the park and the area. True no internet, phone,TV, few groceries or gas. So come prepared. A lovely area to visit. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SargeW

Review Count: 321
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a long way from everything and everywhere. The park itself is decent and the West campground has some paved sites. The East campground sites are much smaller. We had 30 amp electric. No cell or internet service available. The welcome center in town has internet as do a few of the restaurants. You need to drive up a hilly road in order to get cell service. The only store in town is thin for food supplies, so bring what you need with you. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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jmlsrpc

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent big rig sites in the west campground. Not quite as level as I like, but acceptable. Nice to have 50amp power in a state park. Harbor Haus and the Mariner are excellent eating places. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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Paul M. Kitchen

Review Count: 116
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a new site that was a pull-thru that is paved and in a very good location next to the lake. Avoid the East Campground if you want quiet. Lot to do and see. Make sure you go to the Harbor House for dinner. Great food! We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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kimsadventure

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a beautifully kept peaceful campground. The only negatives were sites were a bit small (we didn't want to pay the extra $2 for a pull thruough) and most were unlevel. Other than that - the workers were very friendly and helpful, there weren't many other campers so it was peaceful. We had a beautiful view of the lake. Lots of places to hike, bike and sight-see. Best meal in town is at the Harbor Haus! It ranks in the top 10 of places I've eaten. A very enjoyable stay. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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MichiganDave

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing that would improve the campground is full hookups. We stayed in the west loop this time , but we have stayed in the east loop before as well. The sites in the west loop are more private. There are laundry facilities in the east loop. The local area is really cool, lots of things to see and shops to go in. Don't miss Brockway mountain drive for the sunset(and the only place in town for cell signal). Another neat place is a bakery on M26 outside of town called the Jampot that is run by Byzantine monks, excellent baked goods!! We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DHopkins

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Michigan state parks get a bad rap, in general, but Fort Wilkins SP is a true gem. Just spent 6 days there. Serene, isolated, and beautiful best describe the area. The tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula just doesn't get much traffic. Used pull-through site #158, but all sites are easily accessible, depending on size of rig. Even on a weekend the CG was maybe 40% full. During the week we had the place virtually to ourselves. Pull-through sites are large, nicely separated from neighbors by trees/shrubs. All sites are separated from adjacent sites in same manner. The CG itself is immaculate. Didn't see a single piece of trash in six days. Bathing/restroom facilities also immaculate. Quiet hours are ALL hours, not just evenings. Unlike many lower peninsula state parks, where the campers are often rude, obnoxious, and inconsiderate, this CG was a real exception. The peninsula area offers many activities from hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, snorkeling/diving, kayaking, biking to name a few. Courteous, friendly staff and CG host. This park is well worth the extra drive. It renews faith in the MI state park system. We will definitely stay there again. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tom Ponder

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very well kept State Park. The big draw back is no water or sewer on site, so be prepared to move rig to dump and load water every couple days. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Russell and Stephen

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well maintained campground, most sites have good views of the inner lake. You will definitely want to call ahead if you are a big rig. There are very few sites that can accommodate a 40 plus footer and these sites are pitched improperly making it difficult to level. I can not imagine if this campground were full, which I am sure it often is in July and August, the sites are close together. Magnificent views from Brockaway Mountain Road, drive it in early evening for the sunset - unbelievable, also see the Fort. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Motorhome.

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mrb1000

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground. Everything was clean and neat. We stayed in the West Campground, the sites are more secluded and sites 140 thru 160 are on asphalt pads. Copper Harbor is a nice little town, we stayed for a week and found enough to keep us busy. We camped at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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