Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"It’s not often you get to camp around an 1844 military outpost. Add to that a restored 1866 light station, one of Lake Superior’s first lighthouses, and a historic cemetery. From June to August the fort has interpreters in period dress. This is as far north as you can camp in the Peninsula. Near to the park are the Delaware Mine copper mine museum and boat service to Isle Royale. Boat tours go out for sunsets as well. The park straddles US 41 on a thin strip of land between Lake Superior to the north and Lake Fanny Hooe to the south. A creek joins the 2 bodies of water. There is 1 campground on the west side with 2 loops, the most western of which has the least tree coverage directly above, and another on the east side past the cemetery. Both are on the Lake Fanny Hooe side of the highway. Fishing is for walleye and splake, and a 2-mile trail circles the park with views of both lakes."

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Trail Information

Copper Harbor
Nearby City
April 26 to October 31
Michigan DNR
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