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“Wonderful camping and beach!”

Petoskey State Park
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Petoskey
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful camping and beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

We camped in an RV in the Tannery Creek campground. Campground was nice - our loop (at the South end) was very open - few trees - so not a lot of privacy but we liked it. Sites are paved so no mud even after a night of rain! The other loops were much more wooded. The beach was just steps away and was BEAUTIFUL! Water was crystal clear and warm and the colors of the Little Traverse Bay were beautiful in the sunshine! Kids had so much fun on the beach and in the waves. Bathrooms and showers were fine - nothing special - and only 4-5 showers for approximately 80 campsites. Bike path (26 miles from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix) was great, some really scenic spots and easily accessed from the park. The sunsets were AMAZING! Took day trips to Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Indian River. Hope to go back someday!

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madison, wisconsin
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72 reviews
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“Great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

nice, clean beach. You can bike in for free. Changing rooms, too. Not too crowded when we were there even tho it was hot out.

Visited August 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
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“Great beaches on Little Traverse Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

When in the area, we always go to Petoskey State Park beach. There are nice dunes on either end of the park. Some of the waterline is rocky, so you may need to walk a bit down the beach to find a good spot. The beach was very clean with no trash.

Visited August 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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312 reviews
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“Beware of the yellow jackets!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

We like to picnic here but you have to sit far away from the picnic tables and trash cans. Otherwise it is a beautiful park with lots of sandy beach. it can be chilly when it is windy so bring a cover up.

Visited July 2012
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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70 reviews
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“One of The Best State Parks in Michigan?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Beautiful Sand Beaches with a Million Dollar Sun Set! Super Clean Restrooms, Showers and nice Campsites. Only drawback is the Green Slabwood they sell in the Park. All you achieve is a low fire with lots of smoke. Buy your Firewood outside the park, you will be much happier! For Groceries close to the park, try Toski Sands. They have The best meat in the area along with all your Special grocery needs. Fresh Locally Grown Corn, Strawberries and Produce, huge Cheese Selection, all brands of Beer, Wine and hard Liquor. Complete with a Deli, you won't be disappointed!

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