fayette state park, upper peninsula of mi


13700 13.25 Lane
Garden, MI 49835

Site of Fayette Historic Townsite

Visit the historic townsight on the Garden Peninsula, camp in the surrounding state park and enjoy many recreational activities.


Fayette State Park is located between Escanaba and Manistique, off of US 2. Take Delta County Road 183 south from US-2 for 16 miles to Fayette. Fayette State Park is on Lake Michigan.

CAMPING-61 semi-modern campsites.

Facilities include vault toilets, water, electrical hookups for each site. Most campsites are well shaded. There's no problem with insects, making the camping experience more enjoyable.

Boat camping is allowed in Snail Shell Harbor. Space is first-come first-serve basis. For reservations call 1-800-44-PARKS

PICNICKING & SWIMMING-The beach, on Sand Bay, is just a short distance from the campground. The picnic area is adjacent to the beach and offers stoves and pit toilets. A change building is also provided. Playground equipment and horseshoe courts are also available.

TRAILS-The park offers approximately 5 miles of hiking trails. The trails are groomed in the winter for cross-country skiing. Trails wind through beech and maple hardwoods and throughout the historic townsite.

FISHING-Big Bay de Noc provides some of the finest perch, small mouth, and northern pike fishing in the Great Lakes. Fishing is permitted in the harbor area.

SCUBA DIVING-This is allowed in Snail Shell Harbor during certain times of the day. In order that all divers might enjoy this activity, ALL submerged artifacts are to remain in place and nothing is to be removed from the harbor bottom. A fee and use permit is required for this activity.

BOATING-A boat launching site, located between the campground and picnic area was recently improved so pleasure boats have better access to Big Bay de Noc. Parking is provided for vehicles with trailers. The protected waters of Snail Shell Harbor are deep enough for larger yachts and pleasure craft.

TOURS-Self-guided tour maps are provided for your walk in the historic townsite. Guided tours are also available daily.


Fayette Historic Townsite

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