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Petoskey State Park

2475 M 119, Petoskey, MI 49770-8915
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Fun in the Sun!

A beautifully clean beach on Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. Nice dune complex and forest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bob S
Lansing, Michigan
via mobile
A Good Park

My family and I came here to hike and go to the beach one day. Out-of-staters pay a fee to enter... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike K
Saint Peters, Missouri
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2475 M 119, Petoskey, MI 49770-8915
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautifully clean beach on Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. Nice dune complex and forest upland. And yes you can still find and collect many small petoskey stones here. Free entry if you have a State Park Pass, on bike, or walk in, otherwise a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I came here to hike and go to the beach one day. Out-of-staters pay a fee to enter the park for the day. We hiked the Old Baldy Trail which went up so far that we thought it would lead to great...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean beach and well kept .Spent a good whole day enjoying there.Water was cold as usual for Michigan beaches

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted a good, clean beach for a picnic & to enjoy our first day of summer vacation. This was it!! We had a great spot for our lunch with a view of the lake & space for our kids to run & play. We...More

Thank mefullerton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here in our travels through Lower Michigan. What a beautiful park and we had such an enjoyable day.

Thank digger-kitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Petoskey State Park offers many different options for snowshoeing, walking, xc skiing, bicycling and hiking year round. I went snowshoeing on a Saturday mid-morning. There are many levels of trails to chose from. From flat for xc skiing, walking and bicycling. To steep hills...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Petoskey State Park is a small park in size, but a gem. There a couple of short, excellent hiking (and in winter, cross country ski) trails. There is a paved road that can be biked that links to the Wheelway. Although we have not camped...More

Thank enjoysgoodfood326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you truly want to convene with nature this is the park for you the temperamental waves of Lake Michigan can go from Soft rolling whispers too loud Rolling breakers. The campground area is wooded and even though the campsites are close together there's a...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 14 May 2017

In addition to walking the beach (and collecting lovely rocks) there are trails in the dunes and trails in the woods. A truly great local place for a 2-4 mile walk, all year round.

Thank retiredrelaxed2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Cost $9 for non michigan residents per day or $5 for Michigan residents per day. Annual passes are also available. Park has lovely view of Lake Michigan. In summertime, there are kayak rentals and concessions that are sold. Bathrooms available during the summer. Beach is...More

Thank Kari M
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Looking to rent kayaks at the SP, are reservations required and if so who do we contact?
23 August 2016|
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Response from dogfrommars | Reviewed this property |
Kayaks and stand up paddle boards at the concession stand.
Is it kid friendly
17 August 2016|
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Response from thepanwars | Reviewed this property |
absolutely , it has all the options for kids to have fun as well
How long is the beach i.e. is it good for walking a ways? Example Youngs State Park in Boyne City is not, very close to privately owned cottages.
12 August 2016|
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Response from Juli S | Reviewed this property |
Wear your water shoes. If you are not familiar with the area, you may not know the beach is very rocky.