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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Great place during Halloween!

If you want a very unique experience stay at this state park during Halloween. There are more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
City camping and beach

Convenient location but on very busy US 31, beach on north side of road, camping on south side... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
john and linda h
Traverse City, Michigan
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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“traffic noise” (6 reviews)
“busy road” (5 reviews)
1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a very unique experience stay at this state park during Halloween. There are more trailers, tents and motor homes decorated than any other place I have seen. The park gets involved and has some very nice events. Take the time to schedule...More

Thank B9360KDrichardr
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Convenient location but on very busy US 31, beach on north side of road, camping on south side. Traverse city has a lot going on and good variety of resturants.

Thank john and linda h
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This Park sits right on the highway so there is traffic noise! However, at night with A/C running we could not hear it. From the Park, you can easily access the TART bike trail and ride to town (about 4 miles). Our site was level...More

Thank VagabondCher
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My bad. Was in a rush and didn't read the reviews before booking for 2 nights. Needed a tent site with electric for cpap. Not always easy to find! May be an ok location for tight, trailer parking style camping, but really not suitable for...More

Thank Kit G
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Great location for doing things in Traverse City. A walkway takes you over the highway to the beach. Lots of traffic and airport noise. The outlets in the restroom closest to our site weren't working. I didn't try the outlets in the other restrooms. Nice,...More

Thank Jpcrus
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was our third and by far the worst camping experience. First of all, it's right by right 31 so all the emergency vehicles going to Traverse City hospitals, or out of town, go right by this campground. Do you like airport noise? Choppers fly...More

Thank juliethelibrarian
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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

2  Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 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

2  Thank Crystal H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 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
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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
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
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.