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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
231 922-5270
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Ranked #13 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.
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Lexington, MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice State Park, but I prefer seeing Lake MI from free sights, such as those in Ludington, St. Joseph or Manistee. Nothing particularly special about the beach area to encourage me to return.

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I grew up camping here and love it just as much now as I did then. Our family camped here for about a week over Labor Day and it is our second time staying there in just over a year. We travel fairly frequently but truly love this area of Michigan. The campground is clean and has a nice layout,... More

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Warren, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The camp site was nice with 2 rustic bathrooms and a modern bathroom. The park itself was very quiet and well taken care of. If you love sand in your tent or camper you will love it here! Also there is an ABUNDANCE of squirrels. The only down side to this Park is that it very very close to the... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been banking here for years! Very friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable staff! Always there for all your needs! Get information for you quickly! Several locations in town that make banking very convenient!

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Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Right in the middle of the scenic route of Grand Traverse Bay. Close enough to ride a bicycle or to walk to downtown for shopping. Though Traverse City is busy you would never know it while inside this park. Trees are tall and every sight is shaded.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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.

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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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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!!!

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Wabash, Indiana
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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.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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