Fort Wilkins State Park

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15223 US Hwy 41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918, United States

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Introduction of Fort Wilkins State Park

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park features campsites, day-use amenities, a rebuilt military outpost from 1844, and one of Lake Superior’s early lighthouses. The 1930s saw the start of development and restoration efforts. The Keweenaw Peninsula fort’s history is presented by costumed interpreters.

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Campsites in Fort Wilkins State Park

Fort Wilkins Modern Campground

The Fort Wilkins Modern Campground is a seasonal campground that accepts reservations. This pet-friendly park features a variety of camping choices for RVs and trailers, including shaded and full-sun sites as well as dirt, grass, and gravel spots. The longest RV can fit on the biggest site, however the rest of the spaces are for smaller rigs. Every campsite includes 20 and 30 amp electrical hookups, while some have 50 amp electrical hookups. Campers won’t have to travel far to find water thanks to the placement of hydrants throughout the campground. The campground provides visitors with modern facilities, dumpsters, firewood, and a dump station in addition to every campsite having a fireplace. If a guest has to use a generator, they should only do it in a way that won’t bother the other campers.

Fort Wilkins State Park Activities


Access to Lake Fanny Hooe is provided.


There are several campsites with 50 amp service, a small lodge, and modern facilities accessible.


There is a two-mile route that circles the park almost parallel to the park boundary, offering stunning views of Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Superior.


Between the park and Copper Harbor, there are two miles of well-maintained gravel trails.


Excellent splake fishing may be found at Copper Harbor and Lake Fanny Hooe, respectively.

Historic Sites

At the very extremity of the Keweenaw Peninsula sits the Fort Wilkins Copper Harbor Lighthouse. From Memorial Day to the middle of June, you may take a boat tour to the Copper Harbor Lighthouse.


Available fire pits and barbecues.

Contact the park to make reservations for the picnic shelter.


opportunities for RVs, some of which have 50 amp electric service.

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Water Sports

Among the most popular winter activities in the region are swimming, fishing, and boating.

Winter Sports

Unmaintained paths that run adjacent to the park’s perimeter for about two kilometres offer stunning views of Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Superior.

Fort Wilkins State Park History of the Area

In the northern Keweenaw Peninsula, Fort Wilkins Historic State Park has camping and day-use amenities as well as a restored army outpost from 1844 and one of the original lighthouses on Lake Superior, completed in 1866. In 1923, Fort Wilkins was designated a state park. Under the Work Project Administration, extensive development and restoration work started in the 1930s.

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The far Upper Peninsula of Michigan is home to Fort Wilkins Historic State Park. The park is situated 257 miles north of Wisconsin’s Green Bay. The park is 428 miles northwest of Traverse City and 206 miles north of Escanaba from Michigan. There could be tolls on some routes.

Visitors to Michigan State Parks must pay a daily admission charge when they visit the park. At the admission station, pay the charge. Use one of the self-pay kiosks if a park ranger isn’t present.


Parking is available.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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