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D.H. Day Campground

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City, MI
D.H. Day Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It seems that this area is becoming more busy again after quite a few years of a drop in tourism. We showed up at 4:00am on a Thursday morning, and were the 13th vehicle in line. You have to steel yourself for the experience of getting into the campground, because it is kind of stressful. If they run out of... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My Boyfriend and I just spent a night (yes, ONE night and I wish it had been more!) staying at DH Day after spending a couple nights in the area and had a great time...the sites felt large and secluded and we were within walking distance to a beautiful beach that we were able to take our dogs to for... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The DH Day Group Campsites are great! Large open and wide spaces to set up multiple tents. Our group of 11 had plenty of room to enjoy our camping trip. Each group site (there are four) come with a fire pit and three picnic tables. The area does have some poison ivy- so be warned. It was a bit windy... More 

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Mio, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Whow where do I start first great location , now for my experience rangers everywhere I guess they didn't get the sequester memo they are on you like prison guards, started a fire and ut was smothering when we left and got warned about it ,then I had my two grand babies and we would only be able to set... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Located in Glenn Arbor, MI, a long way south of Traverse City. I have been to some of the best beaches in the world (Hawaii 8 times, Thailand, Caribbean, Turkey, Zanzibar, etc.) and believe me, this is in the top 5 except that the crystal clear water is about 65F, easy to get used to but certainly not warm. White... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I wouldn't consider this "Traverse City", but more Glen Arbor. Regardless. 88 rustic sites. Rustic means Pit toilets, and spigots for water. Bring jugs or other water carriers. NO RESERVATIONS at this campground (unlike the park's Platte River campground to the south) but there is a 15-30 site turnaround each day, so if you show up early enough, you'll probably... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a great place to stay while visiting Sleeping Bear. The campground is 3 minutes by bicycle from the attractions in Glen Haven and 15 minutes by bicycle from the Dune Climb. The sites are only $12/night. The view from the beach at night is priceless (both the stars and the lights from the houses down the shore). This... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My wife and I took our 2 kids around Memorial Day 2012. We are avid campers, we camp rustic campgrounds approximately twice a year. First the good: This campground's location is fantastic, right on (quick walk) to Lake Michigan the beach is amazing. The campground has plenty of restrooms (out house buildings which are fairly clean), dumpsters for trash and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This is easily one of the best primitive campsites I've ever experienced. If you're looking to get back to nature, then this is the place for you. The campground is primitive and very quiet and peaceful. Each site has a picnic table, a fire pit with a grill rack on hinges, and a designated flatspot to pitch your tent, which... More 

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MacGregor, Manitoba canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed here the night after camping at Traverse City State Park. This campground was a welcome change. It is a rustic campground, but very beautiful, . The sites are spacious and clean. The campground was very quiet. It is well away from trafic. A beautiful sandy beach on Lake Michigan is an easy short walk away. The campground is... More 

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