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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
231 922-5270
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Ranked #14 of 35 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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Bowling Green, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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
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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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