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Address: 1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: 231 922-5270
Description: Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations...
Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
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Well maintained state park

We stayed with 2 other couples Memorial Day weekend after they ran the Bayshore Marathon. You have to book your campsite pretty much the day the registrations open but if you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Barb D
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed with 2 other couples Memorial Day weekend after they ran the Bayshore Marathon. You have to book your campsite pretty much the day the registrations open but if you can get in it is a nice place. The bathhouse is cleaned regularly and for a public camground well maintained. There is a nice pedestrian bridge that goes over... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have stayed here many times. The Rangers are very helpful. Firewood and ice is available at the ranger station. There are over 400 campsites. As it sits right on the main highway, M31/72, sites near the road are quite noisy. In the back, southside, it is much quieter. You do here the planes depart And land at Cherry Capitol... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed here before our daughters wedding. I picked a site in the back by the bike trail, it was nice. A lot of planes flying, but ok for a cheap place to stay. They have very nice bathrooms and showers. Everyone was very nice.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great stay. Best location for Traverse city area access. Don't go if you need quiet to sleep. Very loud planes in the morning and constant highway sounds.

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Indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Traverse City State Park is one of the nicest in Michigan. Located on US 31 for easy access, has walking bridge to public beaches, located in an area with attractions such as zip line, go karts, and miniature golf, within walking distance. Also located on Tart trail, which will take almost anywhere around the bay waking or biking

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Clinton Township
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Let me preface this, we visited this park with a 30 foot 5th wheel, and with the view that we weren't really camping, but using the park for a "cheap hotel" to visit the area. Yikes!! we are from Michigan but do our camping in Ontario to avoid places such as this. Can anyone really consider this an outdoor experience?... More 

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Lexington, MO
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 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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