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Leelanau State Park

15310 N Lighthouse Point Road, Northport, MI
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Northport
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: Leelanau State Park is at the tip of the Leelanau peninsula and features the Grand Traverse lighthouse. There are campsites available and trails... more »
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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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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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8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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37 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Kentwood, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The lighthouse wasn't that impressive but I loved the view of the lake. It was beautiful. There are some good hiking trails as well. Trails were the best part of the park. You have a choice of choosing either the shorter trail or the bigger one. The hiking trials come before you reach the park. If you just want to... More

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Rochester Hills
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The lighthouse at the Park was not what I thought a lighthouse should look like. It's kind of a miniature. They charged $11.00 at the Park Entrance and another $4.00 to enter the lighthouse. The place was not very impressive, the lake front was kind of primitive and lack of attraction. The slope to the Lake was hard to walk.... More

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Umm so when I visited this campground 20 years ago I don't recall the shoreline being completely engulfed in a thick vegetation and a tree line that blocks access to the lake? The water levels seem really really low, I just looked at old photos of myself at this camp ground from 20 years ago and it looks like the... More

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