Fayette State Park Campsite Information

Entrance Fees:

Just $12 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation. Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport.

Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:

with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $12
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $17

Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:

with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 6
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11

Non-Resident Annual Pass $34
Non-Resident Daily Pass $  9

Camping Rates:

Camping Rates:*
20/30 AMP Campsite
$25 per night

20/30/50 AMP Campsite
$29 per night

Fayette Furnace Hill Lodge:* 
$116 per night

$142 per night

Lodge sleeps up to 10 people and includes two full-sized beds, one single bed, a futon, and one queen-sized bed, and one full bathroom with shower. All linens, towels, and kitchen implements are included. A microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and television are provided.

*Please Note: Pricing is Subject to Change at Any Time.


Registration Office: 8am-8pm • Campground: Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 1pm• Lodge: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 11am • Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am

Alcoholic Beverages:

Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.

Animals and Pets:

Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. No animals on the beach. Animals are not allowed in the historic structures.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. No minors in possession of alcoholic beverages strictly enforced. Never leave a campfire unattended. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave the park by 10pm. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have killed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan–often after hitching a ride on firewood. Please don’t transport firewood! At most campgrounds, it can be purchased on the premises or from nearby vendors who sell USDA-certified fire- wood. If certified firewood is not available, purchase your firewood as close as possible to where you will burn it. If you purchased wood and don’t use it all, remember–don’t transport it or take it home with you.


Advance camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservation for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made 24/7 by visiting www.midnrreservations.com or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

More Information:

Log on to: www.michigan.gov/fayette

Write: Fayette Historic State Park
4785 II Road • Garden, MI 49835

Call: (906) 644-2603

*Recreation Passport price subject to change.

Snail Shell Harbor

Snail Shell Harbor is located within the historic townsite of Fayette (1867-1891) in Fayette Historic State Park. Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula’s most productive iron-smelting operations. Experience life as it was in this partially restored company town.

Harbor Amenities: Water, restrooms, day-use dockage, and electric pedestals (30/50 AMP)

Within Walking Distance: Showers, boat launch, grills, picnic tables, Visitor Center & Store

Slip Information: 15 transient slips 
Available slip sizes: 1-38 feet, 20-45 feet, and 46-60 feet

Operating Dates: Early May to early November

Transient Slip Rates: $30.00–$82.00

Reservations: 800-447-2757 or www.midnrreservations.com. A Recreation Passport is required for entry to Michigan harbors.

Welcome to Fayette State Park and Snail Shell Harbor

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Garlyn Zoo

Hilltop RV Superstore

Kewadin Casinos

Mini Mart of Garden

Moose Manor Motel

Sherry’s Port Bar

The Dock at Bayridge RV Park

UP Tire & Auto Service