Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Maps and Area Guide

Recreation Passport:

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


Registration Office: 8am-10pm, summer months only. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon. Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am.

Park Amenities:

Biking: Copper Harbor is accessible by two miles of hard-packed gravel trail. Mountain Biking: A portion of the 25-mile world-class bike trail runs through the park. The Copper Harbor Trails Club Sponsors races. For details visit Fishing: A boat launch is located on the northwest side of Lake Fanny Hooe. Perch, trout, walleye and smallmouth bass are found in the lake. Concession Store: Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available. Operated by Sundae in the Park.

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.

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

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

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

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 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 


Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

For more information, visit

Contact the Park:

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park:
(906) 289-4215
15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Welcome to Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

AmericInn of Calumet

Country Village Shops

Grandpa’s Barn

Keweenaw CVB

Keweenaw Resort LLC

Mini Golf & Gardens

Mowhawk Superette

Sundae in the Park

The Gas Lite General Store

The Mariner North

The Pines Copper Harbor