Fisherman's Island State Park Trails

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 3.24 mi
  • Surface: Dirt, Bridge, Boardwalk, Sand
  • Organization: Michigan DNR
  • Trail Website:

Fisherman’s Island State Park boasts over six miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The island in which the park was named no longer exists. Due to years of lower water levels in Lake Michigan the island has become a peninsula now lush with native wildflowers. There are 80 rustic campsites. Check out for more trail information and maps. (There is a fee for entering the park. Please visit the MDNR website for more information about the recreation fee and park.)

This is a Primary Site on the Sunset Coast Birding Trail. For more information about birding opportunities at this site and others in coastal northwest lower Michigan, go to


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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