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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Relax on the bay

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

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Heather K
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Michigan
Perfect Place to camp!

I camped here last summer in a tent and it was perfect. The bathrooms are pretty gross, that is my... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
crietsema
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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 good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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+1 231-922-5270
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 24 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

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

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
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed with friends ... Nice sites and clean bathrooms ... Only problem we never had hot water but to be expected when you stay at a busy place

Thank mylynn95
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The park is located across the street from an outstanding park on East Grand Traverse Bay. Inside the park are some great shady campsites supporting tents and RVs up to 30 ft. They accommodated my 38 ft 5th Wheel but it was tight fit and...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A wonderful campground nestled between hotels, restaurants, a beach and a (loud) airport. Somehow, even though there's a lot going on around this campground, you feel like you're in the deep woods. I love when it's full every Labor Day and other families are enjoying...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Staff were very accomodating and sites were well kept -- clean. I was surprised at how many other "fall" campers joined us for the weekend. Gorgeous weekend -- great campfires.

Thank Kari G
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RNprof
is there snow shoeing trails & information on the condition on them
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.
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Marilyn K
Where is a good spot to see fireworks wit hin walking distance. Can you see them from park?
26 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
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Joey R
Is the beach open 24/7?
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.
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