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Fort Wilkins Campground

Fort Wilkins Campground is situated in Fort Wilkins Historic State Park. The park is home to a preserved fort established in the mid-1800s, during the Copper Rush period in Michigan. This waterfront Upper Peninsula campground is nestled between the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Fanny Hooe and is just outside the town of Copper Harbor on the very northern tip of the peninsula. It is very secluded, and the nearest cities include Traverse Bay and Eagle Harbor, both of which are within easy driving distance to the campground.There are modern campsites at Fort Wilkins Campground that have 20/ 30/50 amp electrical connections. WiFi can be accessed within the park, so you can stay connected while you are RV camping here. There are restrooms on-site as well as a dump site where you can empty your motorhome rental's holding tanks. The campground has large picnic shelters where you can enjoy your meals, as well as a concessions center where you can pick up basic camping supplies. There is a playground for those camping with kids. If you plan on going boating while you're camping at Fort Wilkins Campground, you can use the boat launch on Lake Fanny Hooe. There's also a fishing pier if you would like to fish without a boat.



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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Adventure awaits!

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After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There are so many fascinating outdoor activities to explore while camping in an RV at Fort Wilkins Campground. For hiking, there is a two-mile trail that runs around the length of the park and provides excellent views of the nearby lakes. The beautiful Manganese Falls are also south of the campground and are worth a visit. In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing on these trails, although they are ungroomed. There is also a gravel biking trail that runs between the state park and the town of Copper Harbor. South of Lake Fanny Hooe, you can access more challenging mountain biking trails as well. Hunting is also allowed in the park, but be sure to follow all of the local regulations.Fort Wilkins State Park is also a very popular destination for fishing. Lake Fanny Hooe has a convenient boat launch and fishing pier and is known for its walleye, trout, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. There are also fishing shelters in the area where you can clean and store fish. With the boat launch, you can get out on the water and enjoy kayaking or canoeing. You can also go fishing and boating in Copper Harbor, where there is a local marina. This is a better place for sailing and electric boats.Several parks and nature areas are just a short drive away from the campsites at Fort Wilkins State Park. The Brockway Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the Lake Shore Traps, which are exposed lava trails that lead to beautiful views of Lake Superior. The James H. Klipfel Memorial Nature Sanctuary is also an excellent place for views while motorhome camping in the area. A short trail on-site leads to the top of Brockway Mountain for views of the forest and lakes. For a more extensive outdoor adventure, you can take a ferry to Isle Royale National Park. The trails on the island take you through the wilderness, where you can see moose, wolves, and several other beautiful animal species. Divers can also see centuries worth of shipwrecks off the shore of the park.

Exploring The Area

When you go RV camping at Fort Wilkins State Park, there are lots of interesting things to do within the park itself. The former military outpost has been restored, and there are historical displays throughout where you can learn about the area's past. There is also a beautiful old lighthouse within the park, which was built in the mid-19th century. History lovers should also visit the nearby Delaware Mine, which is a former copper mine that offers tours and exhibits. The campground is next to the small town of Copper Harbor, which has essentials like a gas station, local market, restaurants, a brewery, and charming gift shops.This area is also home to Mount Bohemia, a ski resort with an excellent variety of terrain. This fantastic spot is a must-visit when you book an RV in Keweenaw County. Even if you don't ski, you'll still want to visit Mount Bohemia for its restaurants and bars, as well as the hot tub and sauna. The resort hosts events throughout the year, so it's worth checking the calendar to see what's going on when you visit.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.