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Address: Bell's Bay Road, Charlevoix, MI
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A couple weeks ago we had a site right on Lake michigan for a week. The only downfall to this state park is no showers. Other than that though, it's a very good place for camping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Crown Point, Indiana

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Crown Point, Indiana
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A couple weeks ago we had a site right on Lake michigan for a week. The only downfall to this state park is no showers. Other than that though, it's a very good place for camping, the sites offer privacy from other campers, very quiet and peaceful. Found many petoskey and charleviox stones combing the beach. And i really enjoyed... More 

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LANSING
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Spent the morning enjoying the beach, picking up petoskey stones, roaming the Trillium blanketed woods and searching for morel mushrooms. There were no crowds, plenty of parking and a whole lot of beauty.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you're a rock hound, this is your place! Simply reach into the shallow water and pull out fantastic Petosky stones, charlevoix stones and all sorts of fossils. We spent hours looking for the best specimens and had a great time. The campground is fabulous - well-kept with big trees, and some sites are right on the water or have... More 

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East Jordan, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a nice area for camping. Relaxing too! I went here with some families to so fall photos and was disappointed in the colors. I expected a lot more, but there were many more pine and evergreens. Still pretty, just not what I expected.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the best State Parks around. Pretty non-descript entrance, but once in the park, you'll fall in love. Lots of excellent camping sides with the option of water view or nicely hidden in the trees. Excellent location for a day walk on the trails or a hike along the water. Pack a lunch and spend the day on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here to look for Petosky stones, and found a few. But it looks like a really quiet place to camp. Spaces are great along the lake. Nicely spaced, not on top of one another. Very clean too. May come back and camp here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There are no showers, sinks, or amenities here, but the outhouses are clean and provide hand sanitizer, and the water pump was easy to use. But overall, I loved how quiet this campground was. The beach is rocky on the shores, but sandy in the water and it's beautiful. The water was super clear. If you can't get a waterfront... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you like camping this park has good views and a great beach as well as hiking trails.Good place to cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter. Hope it is not lost in a land swap with the cement plant and I am concerned that this local gem will be lost or degraded by the cement plant in a... More 

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Charlevoix, Mi.
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful rustic park right on Lake Michigan. Lots of walking trails in the woods and one of the best beaches in Michigan at the very end of the park. Hopefully we wont loose it with this land swap the cement plant is trying to achieve. Yes its rustic, yes it has outhouses and that's why I love it so much.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of the few places my family visits every summer! It is usually pretty quiet and there are not a lot of people, which is great when you just want to relax for a bit. We love walking along the sand, and we almost always find petoskey stones! It's a must visit if you're looking for something peaceful!

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Address: Bell's Bay Road, Charlevoix, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix

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