Fisherman's Island State Park is a 2,678-acre park in Charlevoix County that features a park road that travels for two and a half miles along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Away from the shoreline, the park's terrain consists of rolling dunes, covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce.
Located immediately south of Charlevoix, the park is one the best campgrounds in the Lower Peninsula. The park also has a picturesque three mile hiking trail that winds along the crest of one of the inland, forested dune ridges. If you have the foresight to reserve a campsite well in advance, grab one of the dozen or so along Lake Michigan. Launching from the beach, around the "island", then turning back along the coast towards the park entrance provides a pleasant three scenic hour paddle. Short dunes and forests line the shore, and the clear, shallow water covers intricate rock patterns.