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Saginaw, Michigan
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A very popular campground. Plan ahead and make your reservations as this campground is full many summer weekends! Showers are not fancy but they are better than many campgrounds. There is a pet free zone for those who prefer.

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Windsor, Canada
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564 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a nice campground but some of the campers were not happy. This looks like a wilderness campground in some pictures but it is right in town near the border between Acme and Traverse City. US 31 runs right along the North edge and is a pretty busy 4 lane road. The beach is right across this road. It... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our first experience at Traverse City SP was a bit disappointing. We did not realize the park was stuck in the middle between a noisy roadway and an even more noisy airport with jet aircraft taking off and landing. I guess I expected a quieter campground when it is designated a state park. The restrooms were centrally located but a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went up to traverse city for a couple days during the week of the 4th, not realizing it was also the Cherry Festival week. All the hotels were extremely expensive so we booked at the state park. One big plus- we felt much more inclined to spend our money on nice meals and bottles of wine... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family, friends and I camped at the Traverse City State Park this past Labour Day weekend. TC is well known for its good food, great wine, beautiful beaches and family fun activities. Unfortunately, this state park does not live up these high Traverse City standards. On Friday Sept. 2nd I arrived looking forward to an unforgettably fun weekend spent... More 

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1 Thank KaitWatson88
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

What a horrible horrible experience this past weekend at the filthiest state park I have ever been at. We arrived shortly after noon on Friday, my wife my 3yr old daughter, 6yr old son along with a good friend, his wife and their 3yr old son. We had sites across the road from each other. Friday night we had all... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came up for Labor Day weekend. We have been up to the Traverse Area a million times but this was our first time camping at the state park. We are frequent campers and have gone to quite a few of the state parks, but normally this park is always booked, so we really lucked out when... More 

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Wabash, Indiana
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay at traverse city state park campground. We checked out some other state parks in the area, but prefer this one because the campsites are mostly in among very tall old pine trees. The campground is very near the bay (just across the road) so part of the campsites have water views. The sites nearer the... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Traverse City State Park for at least ten years and this is the worst I have ever seen it the place is a mess, half the showers in the new bathroom are as the sign says out of order. How can this happen on a Holiday week, as for a camp host we have not... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This campground is a foot bridge away from the the Bay. We tent camped for several nights and found the surrounding campers to be VERY quiet and respectful. The campground was VERY well kept too. The showers were not reliably hot (they were having trouble with them). The location is right be the railroad tracks, the airport and the TART... More 

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Address: 1132 US-31 N., Traverse City, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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“Camp at the back where its quieter”
 of 5 bubbles jfarlam, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Site to the rear would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Cinnilouwho, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a site away from main highway if you want quiet”
 of 5 bubbles StaceyF446, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Make sure before planning your trip that you look up the sites to get the best spot for you.”
 of 5 bubbles Tashatzak, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Bike trail access is at the southeast corner of the park; skywalk to the beach is on the north side of the park.”
 of 5 bubbles robstraveler, 6 Jul 2014 | Read review
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