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Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Campground Michigan

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Overview

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Fort Wilkins Historic State Park has 179 campsites and is located on the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Cabins and group camping are also available.

The campground has an East Loop (sites 1-81) and a West Loop (sites 101-179).  Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Nine of the sites have electric hookups. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grill. Campground amenities include drinking water, vault & flush toilets, laundry facilities, trash collection, a dump station and WiFi. There’s also a playground, boat ramp, fishing pier and picnic areas.

Area Recreation & Activities

Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order during the Copper Rush. The fort tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. The park also includes the Copper Harbor lighthouses built in 1866 and 1868. Historical interpretation, including the Living History program, is provided by the Michigan History Center from mid-June through mid-August.

The park’s 700 acres  has about 1/4 mile of rocky Lake Superior shoreline, Lake Fanny Hooe and  a 1/4 mile of sandy beach on Lake Manganese.

In addition to exploring the historic sites visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, water sports, mountain biking, biking, hiking, archery, hunting, cross-country skiing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

You might also like Black River Harbor Campground (next to Lake Superior) or Union Bay Campground (Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park).

Make a Reservation for Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • Archery
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Fair
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Laundry
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • RV Hookups
  • Shooting Range
  • WiFi
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Fishing
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Lighthouse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Stargazing
  • Swim Beach
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918
906 289-4215
Lat / Long:

47.466841, -87.861559

Campground Map
Make a Reservation
Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Cabin
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

179

# of RV Hookup Campsites:

9

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

622

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Photos

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Boat Ramp
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Day Use Picnic Area
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Dump Station
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Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Lake View
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Playground
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Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Trading Post Store
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