We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
231 922-5270
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 34 Attractions in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Description: Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    18
    7
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Only used the beach. I enjoyed this State Park beach. Very clean, nice sand and parking area. You need the State of Michigan access pass on your registration to enter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plainwell, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were just wasting time waiting for our rooms to be done and we stopped at the beach. It was a nice beach and park, but what impressed me most was the paved path for wheelchairs to get right down to the water!!! Nice job Traverse City!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wabash, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really loved camping under the huge pine trees that surrounded our campsite. The campground has a walking bridge that goes up over the highway, so there is easy access to the large beach that is part of the state park. The campground was nearly full, but seemed calm and reasonably quiet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently we camped two nights at Traverse City State Park. The lark is two miles from the city limits. So while you are close to Lake Michigan, the beach, and TC, expect to hear the sounds of cars along the highway and airplanes soaring overhead. The campsites are close together, the bathrooms range from sandy/old to modern/clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We camped here for a couple of days over Fourth of July. The campground is huge! Beautiful, clean new bathrooms and close to a bike path that winds its way into downtown. The sites are a good size. I would totally camp here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed one night but looked for another place to park the RV. Long term campers and uneven park spots were not appealing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indiana
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our first stop as we drove into Traverse City at sunset. My daughter was thrilled to stretch her legs and play on the playground. We returned the next day to play on the beach, which is nice and clean and large enough to hold several sunbathers. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the water was COLD --... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I took my college roommates and we had a lot of sun and fun. Clean and with everything you need. Bathrooms. Tables. Benches. Trash receptacles and plenty of parking. The sand was clean. Great for a family too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited the beach on the holiday. It was pretty busy. With having a state park pass we were waved in. There is a playground but didn't use it. My children loved playing on the beach in the sand. There was trash and recycle bins available. The restrooms were maintained. There are picnic tables and shade trees on the grass,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Three Rivers, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We camped here late September, the park was mostly empty. Had a nice spot in the back, there is a paved bike path you can get on and ride to town and points beyond. There are also restaurants within walking distance. The drawbacks I see are that the sites are very close together with no privacy so if it were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Traverse City State Park also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Traverse City State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Traverse City State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing