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“Great park near downtown Traverse City”

Traverse City State Park
Ranked #27 of 113 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great park near downtown Traverse City”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We visited this park twice this year - the first time in early June (before school was out) and found lots of open space. The staff was preparing for the summer, very quiet and enjoyable. When we returned in July, the campground was full, making it a challenge to manuever with the trailer - but still a very good experience.

Visited June 2012
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Frankfort, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Holy Smoke!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Just driving past the place one wonders where the forest fire is. You can smoke hams by hanging them in the trees.

Hint to any waste disposal company - this is a great site for a garbage incinerator since people flock here to enjoy the air pollution. Smoke from a commercial incinerator would only add a piquant tang to the air, a chewy quality that the campers may enjoy.

Visited July 2012
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Elmhurst, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beach”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went to the beach here twice and it was excellent and so convenient. Cost was just $8 for out-of-state residents and there was a playground, bathrooms and cars parked so close you could go back and forth easily. Beachfront was superb.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Jan M
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West Chester, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cannot beat Location but...”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I stayed at the Traverse City State Park Campground in July 2012. The pros: Location, service. Cons: crowded, limited space. The showers are adequate but with so many people in the campground, they are not kept constantly clean. If you have a couple of days in Traverse City, then you cannot beat the value/location combination since a bridge from the campground gives you direct access to the State Park Beach. If staying longer than 2 days, maybe you would be better off with another location.

Visited July 2012
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“sand beach”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Powder soft sand beach with shells and rocks that won't hurt your feet but are fun for the kids to find.

Visited May 2012
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