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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Excellent Location, Filthy Facilities

We love Traverse City and everything they offer around the Fourth of July so we chose to stay here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa S
Bay City, Michigan
Horrible !

Well, on 7-25 we checked in. We reserved the lot for three nights. There was a very rude younger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crystal H
via mobile
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Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Traverse City and everything they offer around the Fourth of July so we chose to stay here. Sites are smaller than most State Parks, but we knew this going in. Everyone was friendly and we had good neighbors. The kids really liked the...More

1  Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, on 7-25 we checked in. We reserved the lot for three nights. There was a very rude younger girl with brown hair who checked us in. My boyfriend and I had clearly specified that this was our first time here. We asked, where is...More

1  Thank Crystal H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in this park many times in the course of some 15 years or so. It has a few pluses: Proximity to a beach, to a great bike trail and to downtown Traverse City. It is not a wonderful camping location, per se....More

Thank DeelightfulTraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've camped at quite a few state park campgrounds, but this is one I took a pass on. Any campground located along a busy highway in the middle of a town as over-developed as Traverse City is not my idea of an idyllic retreat. Give...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Nice little park with beachfront on the bay. Playground for kids, picnic tables and grills available.

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I camped here last summer in a tent and it was perfect. The bathrooms are pretty gross, that is my only complaint. One of the bathrooms was already re done but i camped closest to the old one. So look to see where the newer...More

Thank crietsema
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This park has two parts: the beach for day visits, and the camping side. This review is about the camping. You're definitely not going to get a typical outdoor camping experience here, but it's fine for what it is: a campground in a bustling city....More

1  Thank froggy123Michigan
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited in early August and always had neighbors at our tent campsite. We were happy to find hot showers and clean bathrooms. We didn't have any 'critters' visit us, as is often the case in busy campgrounds. We were taken by the numerous hammock...More

Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Nice location for visiting Traverse City. Be prepared for road and aircraft noise, not terrible but noticeable. Sites are packed in among pines. A visit in 2015 saw us having to switch sites because we could not fit into the site we reserved. Thankfully we...More

1  Thank RottieGuy951
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A pretty decent Park just across the road from Grand Traverse Bay. A nice bride that safely walks you OVER the road to the beach from the State campground! We love to camp there and the kids have fun on their bikes 🤗

Thank jkno517316
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5 February 2017|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
The state park backs up to the TART trail. So you can do miles of snow shoeing. Just google TART Traverse Area Recreational Trail for maps. Amazing location.
Marilyn K
27 June 2016|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
They do fireworks twice. Once on the 4th and once at the end of the Cherry Festival. So it's nice to see the fireworks right downtown, but then it's a good alternative to watch them the 2nd time from the bay across the... More
Joey R
14 July 2015|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot and entrance close, but if you're walking over from the park nothing and no one will stop you.