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Traverse City State Park

1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-922-5270
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Needs some TLC

I love the Traverse City State Park beach, but on a recent visit I wondered if they had hired for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hibbardji
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Traverse City, Michigan
Clean, safe and fun

Impressive state park. Extremely clean and well kept. Camping spots are rather open and because the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelinklan
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Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“traffic noise” (6 reviews)
“busy road” (5 reviews)
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1132 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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+1 231-922-5270
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"pedestrian bridge"
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"traffic noise"
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"busy road"
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"wonderful campground"
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"restaurants within walking distance"
in 2 reviews
"paved path"
in 2 reviews
"red mesa grill"
in 2 reviews
"labor day"
in 4 reviews
"camping trip"
in 2 reviews
"early august"
in 2 reviews
"nice beach"
in 5 reviews
"sites"
in 27 reviews
"tart"
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"bay"
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"bike"
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"tc"
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"homes"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the Traverse City State Park beach, but on a recent visit I wondered if they had hired for the summer. The bathroom needed attention. However, I did witness some people bring their dog on the beach and a ranger came over and took...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive state park. Extremely clean and well kept. Camping spots are rather open and because the park is busy, there is a lot of activity and you can hear your neighbor’s conversations. Lots of shade. We loved the pedestrian bridge to the beach.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped during the Memorial weekend to run run the marathon on Saturday. We fully expected it to be a noisy time. We were surprised how quiet it became in the evening. The showers were nice and hot! Our site and others were a bit...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

On a trip to TC I visited friends on a camping trip there. Not for me-Rvs packed closely in a well-treed park on the main road. But my friends loved it. I do enjoy the campfire smells whenever I drive by when I'm in TC....More

1  Thank lifeformsmk
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

If you want a very unique experience stay at this state park during Halloween. There are more trailers, tents and motor homes decorated than any other place I have seen. The park gets involved and has some very nice events. Take the time to schedule...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Convenient location but on very busy US 31, beach on north side of road, camping on south side. Traverse city has a lot going on and good variety of resturants.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This Park sits right on the highway so there is traffic noise! However, at night with A/C running we could not hear it. From the Park, you can easily access the TART bike trail and ride to town (about 4 miles). Our site was level...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My bad. Was in a rush and didn't read the reviews before booking for 2 nights. Needed a tent site with electric for cpap. Not always easy to find! May be an ok location for tight, trailer parking style camping, but really not suitable for...More

Thank Kit G
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great location for doing things in Traverse City. A walkway takes you over the highway to the beach. Lots of traffic and airport noise. The outlets in the restroom closest to our site weren't working. I didn't try the outlets in the other restrooms. Nice,...More

Thank Jpcrus
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was our third and by far the worst camping experience. First of all, it's right by right 31 so all the emergency vehicles going to Traverse City hospitals, or out of town, go right by this campground. Do you like airport noise? Choppers fly...More

1  Thank juliethelibrarian
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RNprof
5 February 2017|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
The state park backs up to the TART trail. So you can do miles of snow shoeing. Just google TART Traverse Area Recreational Trail for maps. Amazing location.
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Marilyn K
26 June 2016|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
They do fireworks twice. Once on the 4th and once at the end of the Cherry Festival. So it's nice to see the fireworks right downtown, but then it's a good alternative to watch them the 2nd time from the bay across the... More
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Joey R
14 July 2015|
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Response from deborahsI6850YB | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot and entrance close, but if you're walking over from the park nothing and no one will stop you.
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