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Leelanau State Park

15310 N Lighthouse Point Road, Northport, MI
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Northport
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Louisville, Kentucky
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339 reviews 339 reviews
174 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were very disappointed here. We came to view the lighthouse and had to pay a $9 entrance fee and then an additional fee of $4 each adult to get into the lighthouse. We had no problem with the fee for the lighthouse but, we had no interest in doing any other activities. Seems unfair to those folks who only... More

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Northville, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is how I remembered camping as a kid. Rustic and very quiet. There's a small park for kids and a lighthouse you can go into for a small fee. You have to drive to the walking trails and there is no beach at this campsite. Quiet and friendly rangers offer coffee and baked goods two days a week. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The camping here was wonderful. Quiet, peaceful and private if you can pick a good spot. It's rustic - vault toilets and no showers - but that's a small price to pay for being lulled to sleep by the sound of Lake Michigan.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The campground is located on the very northwest tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan and next to the Grand Traverse Light House and museum. The campsites are near the water and rocky beach. It is a quiet, primitive campground with clean pit toilets, and water must be carried to your site. Firewood is available from the camp staff. Many... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Northporte and Leelanau State park are really nice, but If you go in the Fall the Weekends might be the tine to go. We went in Sept and most things are only open 3 days a week. So if you like to be hopping then go in the Summer, Peaceful and Quiet go in the Fall. We did like the... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Awesome small town, and this lighthouse caps it off. It is a short drive north from town, very scenic, and a volunteer staff to answer questions. They are very approachable and eager to discuss their light and it's history.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just finished spending 3 nights at the Evergreen cabin within the campground. Cabin was great, very clean and had plenty of room, with plenty of electrical outlets and lighting. This campground is "Rustic" so that means no showers or flushable toilets. But the pit toilets are kept very clean by the staff. Overall a great place to stay, the only... More

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Seattle
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went on a beautiful day and walked the grounds and beach. Limited picnicking facilities, pristine old lighthouse. Even as seniors, we had to pay for the visit, though I don't think it was much. I never mind upkeep for parks.

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MIchigan
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay so we could tour the Leelanau area. We decided to tent camp To save money. We reserved a lakefront site. The site was a good ways from the lake...not lake front as it implied. There was a good bit of brush to go through to get to the lake. The Lake level... More

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Rome, Italy
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156 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even on a weekday during the height of the summer tourist season, we found the park to be pleasant. While there were people milling about the lighthouse, down by the beach, and in the playground/picnic area, we never felt crowded. The four kids in our group really enjoyed the lighthouse and rocky beach--not to mention the swings and slide (basic,... More

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