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“Great Campground!”

Leelanau State Park
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Northport
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just finished spending 3 nights at the Evergreen cabin within the campground. Cabin was great, very clean and had plenty of room, with plenty of electrical outlets and lighting. This campground is "Rustic" so that means no showers or flushable toilets. But the pit toilets are kept very clean by the staff. Overall a great place to stay, the only downside was the final night was so windy that it was impossible to have a campfire

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went on a beautiful day and walked the grounds and beach. Limited picnicking facilities, pristine old lighthouse. Even as seniors, we had to pay for the visit, though I don't think it was much. I never mind upkeep for parks.

Thank Antoinette M
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay so we could tour the Leelanau area. We decided to tent camp
To save money. We reserved a lakefront site. The site was a good ways from the lake...not lake front as it implied. There was a good bit of brush to go through to get to the lake. The
Lake level seemed low and the sand near the lake had a nasty odor to it. The campground was clean and quiet. The toilets were vault toe and water was far from our site. We stayed one night out of two...it is a nice campground if you realize it is rustic, and it is not ON the lake as it implies. We did have a nice tour of the area though.

1  Thank Sunshineshell567
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even on a weekday during the height of the summer tourist season, we found the park to be pleasant. While there were people milling about the lighthouse, down by the beach, and in the playground/picnic area, we never felt crowded. The four kids in our group really enjoyed the lighthouse and rocky beach--not to mention the swings and slide (basic, but it kept them occupied for about an hour). There is a charge for entering the grounds and then an additional charge for the lighthouse. Both are reasonable ($8 for a car to enter the park; $4 for adults and $2 for kids to get into the lighthouse). I've seen complaints about the entrance fees on this site, and don't quite understand why. It's a state park and a historic location such as this isn't cheap to maintain, I'm sure. Welcome to the 21st century when everything costs. The lighthouse is in great shape and, if you take the time to look at and read the displays, you'll get a lot out of it. The view from the top of the lighthouse is nice. I had a conversation with two of the volunteer lighthouse keepers. Apparently, you can volunteer for one or two weeks to work at the lighthouse. You pay a small fee for lodging and work 8 hours a day at the admission desk and in the lighthouse answering questions. Sounds interesting, especially for people with flexible summer schedules and a sense of adventure.

1  Thank jsctraveler
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The lighthouse wasn't that impressive but I loved the view of the lake. It was beautiful. There are some good hiking trails as well. Trails were the best part of the park. You have a choice of choosing either the shorter trail or the bigger one. The hiking trials come before you reach the park. If you just want to hike you need not go to the park and pay the fee.

Thank Amruta J
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