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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here 3 days without reservations, and got lucky since the west campground was full. There were two large groups that consumed most of the sites in the west campground, so the park opened the east campground to accommodate us and a few others. They also opened the showers and restrooms for about 10 campers. This is just an example of the service. Fort Wilkins is a historic fort adjacent to the campground free to campers. Well worth visiting. The Cooper Harbor is an interesting area with a fantastic lighthouse. Not much hiking etc. in the park. Sites are well maintained and spacing is reasonable; not overcrowded. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. There are 3 campgrounds (East, West & Organization) all located on Lake Fanny Hooe. Even without reservations and the East campground closed, we did not have any problem finding a pull through site. Since this is a Michigan State Park, a State Park permit is required to camp ($8 per visit or $29 annual - nonresidents). The permit also includes entrance fees into the Fort Wilkins Complex, a 19th century Army post, which is adjacent to the campground. The park has a mini cabin for rent, a park store and laundry facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you have a big rig, the new section of the West Campground is the best place to be. The sites are larger and more open with long pull-throughs available in the center section. The older part of the West Campground and the East campground are overgrown with trees, making it difficult to park and maneuver without scratching the side or your rig. Overall, however, very nice. Copper Harbor is a beautiful area with small villages, lighthouses and rugged terrain. We will return here as often as we can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is part of Fort Wilkins State Park, a refurbished fort from the 1800's. During the summer season they have actors portraying how life was like in the fort. The campground is divided into two sections, East and West. There are bike/walking trails between the two and the fort. Town is less then a mile away and has a trail to it also. The East campground has a laundry room, better showers and a better park/playground. The West campground has pull-throughs with 50 amp service. We stayed in West in the pull-throughs and just rode our bikes to the park and laundry in East. Both sides have sites on Lake Fanny Hooe and there is a boat launch right next to the West campground, also connected by a walking/biking trail. Lake Superior is very close and Cooper Harbor has a lot of quaint shops and a couple nice restaurants. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fort Wilkens was very interesting to visit. The kids loved the Fort so we walked there every night. The playground on the East side campground is far better than the one on the West side campground. But the West side has the pull-through sites that are by the lake and are padded. The laundry is also on the East side but there are facilities in town that are convenient to use while you tour some of the gift shops or one of the restaurants. Lots to do in this area so plan at least three days to visit everything well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground connected to the historic Fort Wilkins by a short trail. As is with the other Michigan campgrounds we've been to, the sites are laid out awkwardly and the electric hookup is communal. . . 4 sites per pole. We had some trouble backing into our site with a 25 ft trailer; I noticed others have considerable difficulty even with pop-ups. I gave this campground a 7 due to its proximity to Lake Superior (across the road by a short trail) and its connection to the fort. A rarity, there is actually a laundry facility inside the campground. There are 2 campground loops. Nice and quiet, some sites are across the campground road from Lake Fanny Hooe. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campsites here are good sized, and it was nice to have full hook-up and free internet in such a rural area especially when there is no cell service. It’s close proximity to everything makes it convenient. Overall a very nice property. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seemingly an adequate park with grass sites and some shade. Electric and water utilities good, dump area convenient and clean. Gentleman behind desk was friendly and helpful. I would rate this park higher except for the fact there was goose droppings all over. No apparent activity to control or clean up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean park. The sites a wide, about 14 to 16 feet, plenty of room to put out your slides and awnings. But, there is very little landscaping to separate the sites. In other words, there is no privacy. The park does have Wi-Fi, but it is so slow it is virtually useless. Verizon and AT&T do not work here. There is a public road running through the park generating noise from motorcycles and ATVs. The park is within walking distance of everything in Copper Harbor. If you like to bike, hike or ATV, this is the place for you. This is also the best deal in the area as Ft Wilkins SP charges $25 and is too far to walk to town. We stayed in the elec/water sites for $28. There are also full hookup sites (with cable) for $40. We thought $12 a day was a little excessive for cable as the park also has a dump station so you don't really need sewer at your site. Most of the sites have clear line of sight for satellite antennas. The one thing we were real disappointed in was the dump station. The flush water and fresh water hoses had these stupid L-shaped metal pipes on the hoses which rendered them useless for back flushing your black water tank and for filling your fresh water tank. In our rig there is no way to perform these actions using their equipment at the dump station. We would stay here again and bring adapters for their hoses. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only full hookup campground in Copper Harbor and within easy walking distance to anything in town. There is a bike path to Fort Wilkins State Park and there isn't much traffic so it is easy to ride the bike in town too. We rode our bikes to the dock for the Isle Royale ferry and locked them up at the dock for the day with no problems. The campground is good - the full hookup spots don't have much shade and while the sewer was on the correct side for our Class A, the water and electric had to be crossed under the RV. These hookups are shared between two sites so every other one would be backwards for us. The folks from the hotel on site took over the shared campfire and playground one night but they observed quiet hours so no problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice quiet scenic park. We would love to go back in the fall for the fall colors. People were helpful and it is a wonderful location to relax. This was our first trip to the western end of the Upper Peninsula and we loved the wildness of the area. Some people complain EVERYWHERE we went in the Upper Peninsula about lack of cell phone service or computer connectivity. Leave your cares behind! This is vacation time! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the third time we have been here - the first in 5 years. We stayed here 5 nights over a 8 day period: 2 nights at a FHU site with cable TV (about 20 channels) and 1 night at a W&E site the first stay and 2 nights at a W&E site a few days later. We felt that the hassle of trying to hookup to the sewer wasn't worth paying for a FHU site. We like the park but the condition of the sites and utility placement cause me to downgrade this park. As others have noted, the FHU sites are share an electric/water hook-ups causing problems like from running hoses/cords under the RV and/or needing extensions for those items. Most of these 10 FHU sites have sewer drains that are also poorly placed requiring long or exteded sewer hoses. Additionally, it is as difficult to get level as it is to line up the RV with the utilities. Even the W&E sites have the shared pedestal problem with the added problem of the utilities being at the front of the site. Some of the FHU sites and about half the W&E sites are satellite friendly. If it is possible, you might want to check the site you get to be certain it meets your needs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
2011 update: no goose droppings and a delightful park! It's close to town which is a small, quaint place with cute shops and a nice atmosphere. Some sites are a tad close side to side. Plenty of room to back in our 45' rig. The owner worked with us to stay another day without having to move. Good Wi-Fi. Be prepared that there is no cell service in town. The only reception is at the top of Brockway lookout which is worth the drive even without cell phone access. Harbor Haus is a great restaurant albeit pricey. This is a wonderful area with boat trips, hiking, golf at Keweenaw Mountain resort (9 hole). Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly manager,staff and quiet park. The goose droppings were very bad. We selected a site in back away from the droppings. Restrooms and laundry room very clean. Wi-Fi had a poor signal strength, had to move to clubhouse to get a signal. Located within walking distance of town. NO cell phone signals in the area, the town needs to work on this issue for tourists. Would camp here again loved the area. Nice vacation spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful setting and great location, close to everything. Nice lake just across the street. OK size sites and level, however very outdated. Full hookup sites are side by side and only 30 amp. For the water and electric sites, the hookups are at the road. You either pull in facing the bushes, or have long hoses and electric cable. There are goose droppings everywhere attracting 1000's of flies. It was so bad, we could not sit outside any of the four evenings we were here. Sitting inside was made easier as the cable TV and Wi-Fi did work well, as well as a clear shot for satellite, however we are not inside campers and want to be outside. Fly netting is a must if you want to grill outside. If not, the Harbor Haus is an excellent restaurant. If we were coming to the area again, I would stay at the state park West Campground 1/2 mile away with 50 amp and paved sites which are huge and more private. It looks from the other posts the owner has raised his rates to increase the P & L as the Campgrounds are listed "for sale." We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground on a serene quiet lake approx 1/2 mile in from Lake Superior and Copper Harbor. 1/4 mile from main street in town, but yet quiet, open &/or wooded sites. Level sites, playground, nice club house with games and activities for the kids. Can rent canoes on site. Showers and bathrooms are very clean and well kept up. Free showers with nice roomy changing area. Very friendly staff. They sell ice, wood and basic provisions and are open until 10pm. Loved the convenience but yet still not camping on top of one another. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Campground facilities do not deserve this low a rating. This rating is given because of unflexable customer service demonstrated by owner/manager. We arrived at 11am. Check in time is posted as 12 noon. We had to wait for an hour in the parking lot to comply with the stated rules. There were only 4 sites out of the 64 sites in the Campground occupied. The ower was very busy vacuming the office floor upon our arrival. The only reason these people can stay in business is they have the only water and sewer sites in Copper Harbor. The State Park Facilities are far superior but do not have these hook ups. They will newer get another penny of my money and I would urge all to stay away. I understand why rules are necessary, but common sense needs to also be applied to all situations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in the full hookup sites. They are quite large and have all the amenities including cable. However, be sure to ask for a site with hookups on the left or be prepared to bring an extra water and sewer hose and possibly an electric extension. I was able to park our trailer at an angle in such a way that we could run water and electric to the post located most inconveniently on the right side of the site. The owners really should consider modernizing their hookups to the current standard. That said, this was a very nice place to stay; the owner/manager was very nice and accommodating when we asked to stay in a our site two additional nights. The place was very quiet and peaceful. Copper Harbor is the best kept secret of the Midwest! Be sure to have dinner at Harbor Haus German restaurant in town, it was a wonderful, memorable meal. We would definitely come back to this place! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Free wi-fi internet was just added 2 weeks ago. Considering the water/ele. sites were $10/night less than full-hookups (includes wi-fi but no cable/sewer), we probably would pick those sites if we were to return. We have no kids and had plenty to do to entertain ourselves with all the mountain biking, road biking and kayaking opportunities in the area. Rumor is that there's no fish in the lake, but we only fished from the docks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is the only campground with sewer hookups in the area, the have no activities planned anytime. This is not a "Resort" atmosphere at all, the clubhouse is small and has nothing except a pop and 1 vending machine. The showers were clean and the grounds were always in good shape. They do have a small swimming area on the Lake. I will return again and stay only because the have sewer and water. My only reason for a six rating is that a "Resort" campground you would think they would have some activities for kids and /or a pool. They camp store was stocked and had nice t-shirts and sweatshirts to buy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.