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(photo courtesy of Traverse City State Park)
(photo courtesy of Traverse City State Park)

Traverse City State Park – Traverse City, Mich.

Comfortable camping a bike ride away from downtown
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 2.5 stars
  • 50%


Traverse City State Park campground is a bike ride away from the downtown area. It is also located right across the street from the beach! It is a nice campground that has the old school camping feel to it. The camp hosts are great and they have activities scheduled throughout the weekend.

It is a start park that located within the city limits of Traverse City, so you have to go into it knowing what you are going to get. We would go back and camp there again because we loved the location and love Traverse City. If you are looking for a nice, quiet campground to relax and to enjoy some amenities, this one isn’t for you. But if you are looking for a fun and busy campground and you want to get out and explore then I highly recommend it.

Traverse Bike Trail


Byranna - Traverse City 1



  • Located within biking distance of Traverse City and other local attractions
  • Nice bike trails attached to the campground
  • Has pet designated campground areas
  • Has some big sites available for large rigs
  • Is located across the street from the beach
  • Park hosts are nice and have activities planned throughout the week, especially the weekend
  • Good bathroom and shower facilities
  • Has a playground
  • Has a weekend camping vibe to it. The place was really busy on the weekend when it was filled with weekend campers. It gave it a festive/party feel.


  • Only offers 30-amp connections
  • No sewer hook up on your site
  • No water hook up on your site
  • Spots can be tight if you don’t get the larger sites
  • Have to wait in line at the end of the weekend to dump tanks
  • Tight roads in the campground when towing larger rigs
  • A little pricey for a state park at $31 a night
  • About Bryanna Royal

    Bryanna Royal and her family of six, plus two dogs, have given up normal life to live and travel in a RV full-time. They want to live a simpler life where they focus on each other, share experiences, and see the world together. You can follow their adventures at: Web: | Twitter: | Instagram: | YouTube:

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