Fayette State Park and Snail Shell Harbor Map & Guide

Park Information:

Recreation Passport:
The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase.

Registration Office: 8am-8pm. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Modern Lodging: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 11am. Quiet Hours:10pm-8am.

Fayette Furnace Hill Lodge Information:
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.

Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use:
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed. 

Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and 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. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. Fireworks are not permitted.

Michigan State Parks Swimming, Boating, and Water Safety:
The Great Lakes are powerful bodies of water. DO NOT swim near or jump off break walls or navigational channel walls. Always pay attention to changing conditions and the beach flag warning system found in designated buoyed swim areas. Before heading out, visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.
Record-high water levels are causing increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swimming and boating hazards, and other concerns. Learn more about the effects of high water and how to stay safe at Michigan.gov/HighWaterSafety.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!
Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.

Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise:
“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.

Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation:
Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275. 

Overnight Lodging Facilities:
Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping. 

Reservations can be made by visiting midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757). For more information, visit Michigan.gov/StateParks.

More Information:
(906) 644-2603
4785 II Road
Garden, MI 49835

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.

Hours: Check-in: 1pm, Check-out 11am.

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

More Information:
Radio Channel: 9
45° 43′ 18″ N    86° 40′ 15″ W
(906) 644-2603

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