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15223 U.S Highway 41 Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Copper Harbor, MI 49918 Approximate Size: 700 (Acres)
Phone Number: (906) 289-4215 Unit Map
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BikingCross Country Skiing
FishingFishing in the Parks
HikingMountain Biking
SwimmingWatchable Wildlife
BeachBoat Launch
Cabins & LodgesConcession/ Store
Electrical ServiceGroup Use Area
LighthouseMini Cabin
Modern RestroomsPicnic Area
Picnic ShelterPlayground
Sanitation StationSome Campsites with 50 amp Service
Fort Wilkins-Fanny Hooe Cabin
(800) 447-2757
1 site(s), $70/Night
Fort Wilkins-Group Use Area
(906) 289-4215
4 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Fort Wilkins-Modern
(800) 447-2757
159 site(s), $26 (50A), $24(20/30A), $20/$18 off-season
Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service, WiFi
Fort Wilkins-Foot Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)
Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park offers camping and day use facilities and features a restored 1844 military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior. Restoration work and development began in the 1930s. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula fort.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events

Fort Wilkins Historic Complex open May 24th - October 12th, 2014
Living History Program: June 14th - August 15th - Costumed interpreters act as members of the military garrison. Leave the present and join them in the year 1870.

A whole slate of special events and programs are scheduled through the summer to help visitors learn more about this unique location. Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

The Estivant Pines, a stand of virgin white pines, and The Delaware Mine, an old copper mine with guided tours, are located near the park. Brockway Mountain Drive offers scenic views of Lake Superior, various inland lakes and panoramic views of the rugged Keewenaw Penninsula. Waterfalls, shipwrecks with charter dives and Copper Harbor with museums, shops and restaurants are all nearby. Day trips to Isle Royale are available with a local boat service. Sunset cruises are available on the Lighthouse Boat Tour and the Isle Royale Queen

Copper Harbor Lighthouse Boat Tours are available from Memorial Day through mid-October. For more information and current costs, contact the business via phone at (906) 289-4966 (May 10 - Oct 15), (567) 344-0834 (off-season) or via e-mail at admin@copperharborlighthousetours.com.

Fort Wilkins Natural History Association is dedicated to the support and preservation of Fort Wilkins and may be found at Fort Wilkins Natural History Association

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, in the northern Keweenaw Peninsula, offers camping and day use facilities and features a restored 1844 army military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior built in 1866. Fort Wilkins became a State Park in 1923. Extensive restoration work and development began in the 1930s under the Work Project Administration.

Historical interpretive programs are presented by our History Center


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