Fort Wilkins State Historic Park

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Fort Wilkins State Historic Park

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Address
15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
United States
Regions: Copper Harbor
Phone
(906) 289-4215
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Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. 19 buildings survive, 12 of them original structure
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Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. 19 buildings survive, 12 of them original structures dating from the 1840's. Exhibits, audio-visual programs, and living history interpret routine military life and the hardships of frontier isolation.

Fort Wilkins' buildings are open daily 8:00 a.m. to dusk, mid-May to mid-October.

Fort Wilkins Foot Trail: 4 miles - Biking, Cross Country Ski, Hiking.

Campgrounds: 161 sites

Boat Launch: A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended. The site is signed.

  • Courtesy Pier available.

  • Toilets available.

  • 4 parking spaces available at the access site.

  • 230 water acres.

  • Operated by Fort Wilkins State Park.

  • State Park Rules apply. A State Park entrance permit is required.

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