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Platte River Campground

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, MI
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed last week in July into early August, never wanted to leave! We planned a last minute getaway to Michigan to see the Great Lakes, stumbled upon Sleeping Bear National Park and decided to go. Initially we booked the only site available online, a walk-in site, C5, for one night, unsure of how the campground would look. When we arrived,... More

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Painesville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed at the Platte River Campground from Tuesday Sept. 3 until Sunday Sept. 8. Although the campground was full, it still remained quiet and clean. The restrooms were amazingly clean. I think they were cleaned twice daily. Each shower stall is an enclosed room, so it is very private. There are only 2 showers on each loop, but we... More

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Sarnia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It is a very good, clean family campground. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The washrooms were always clean and tidy. As a first time camper, I will definately be going back for another stay.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Clean, spacious, safe, great location to the dunes and Traverse City. As a newbie camper, staying here with my was a great experience. Felt safe. Showers and bathrooms were really clean! Make reservations in advance. This gem books up fast for the season.

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Oxford, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very quiet, safe environment, perfect for kids on bicycles. Was a little bummed that we could not ride bikes on trails, walking only. Although it was the 4th of July week, it didn't feel crowded. We drove up to Traverse City almost everyday. If we ever go back to that area we would try and camp closer to TC. But... More

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Coleman, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The lots are huge and have cement pads. We were able to get a 33 ft trailer in. Very private, and quiet. The bath house is very clean. Close to beaches, scenic drives and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. There is hiking, tubing and kayaking close by. This is a beautiful part of Michigan.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were able to check in and get a first-come-first-serve site and we weren't too far from the restrooms/showers. However, we weren't so close to the showers or other campsites that it was noisy. The restrooms were just cleaned before we had arrived and the showed were clean, with hot water and ventilated.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

When we arrived and I first had interactions with the staff, I knew I wouldn't want to stay at this campground ever again. Staff were rude and intimidating. We were "title threatened" by the volunteer of the campground who used his position as a volunteer to intimidate and dominate campers: "I'm serious, I am the volunteer at this campground!" who... More

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Commerce, Michigan, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed here for the first time in August 2012 with my husband and 2 kids. The sites were spacious with excellent privacy. They were certainly more private than many of the State campgrounds we've stayed at. (We were in Loop #1). The showers and bathrooms were super clean. The token idea for the showers was a first for me,... More

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Saline, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have camped at Platte River Campground nearly every year for the past 10 years. We prefer the hike-in sites, which require a bit more effort, especially in reference to hiking your food in and out. These sites are very private and give you the feeling of backwoods camping with the luxuries of flush toilets, showers, and a camp sink.... More

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Also Known As:
Platte River Campground Hotel Traverse City
Platte River Campground Hotel
Platte River Campground Michigan
Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Traverse City
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This campground offers 179 campsites with a dump station and electrical hookups. ... more   less 

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