25 Parks near Interlochen, Michigan
Aug 2016 - $32.00
We have stayed here before and enjoyed it very much. The campsites are spaced very nicely with some great for a group camp. The park is quiet and restful. - NINA W
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We were looking for a campground close to Interlochen Center for the Arts so we could attend a concert and not have far to drive afterwards. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We stayed on week nights in July.
This is a very nice campground and the perfect location for attending an event at the ICA -1/4 mile walk on a pedestrian path. The staff were friendly and helpful. The campground was clean and well maintained. There was no wifi. Verizon and ATT cell coverage were ok. Sites are electric only. There's a water and dump station at a convenient location. In general, the sites closest to the water were smaller and less level. Those in the back row were a bit larger and more level. Most sites had good shade. - dsvt
Aug 2014 - $18.00
I am generally amazed at the quality of Michigan State Parks! Interlochen was no exception - very comfortable site. We stayed here as base camp to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and this worked just fine (Dunes were marvelous by the way). Roads in good condition at the park, sites level, good electric, and a strong cellular signal for internet access. Lots of people here so bathrooms did get a bit dirty between cleanings. - AndersonFamily
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Rate is based on weekly rate but they do give Good Sam discounts. Wide, paved interior roads. Fairly level gravel sites. Picnic tables and fire ring in grassy area. Wifi was sporadic. I used our ATT hotspot for other internet activity that took longer than just checking email. Good cable. Very well maintained, beautiful park. There are numerous playgrounds scattered around for the kids. We didn't go down to the beach area but there is a swimming area and boat launch. We would definitely stay here again. - dickens
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Sites are reasonably spaced and have gravel pads with paved interior roads. Most of gravel around the RV and picnic table with some grass and landscaping for nearly all sites. Wifi is poor to unusable in the campground but works well if you go to the office area. Hookups are well placed and easy to use. This is a very large park with many monthly users and some have purchased memberships. It is very busy and weekends need a reservation. There is no pool but some swimming in the lake. Lake front lots are available but expensive as they cost extra. Laundry room was available but we didn't use it. - RV Camper1
Aug 2016 - $51.00
The park itself was very clean. Unfortunately, the restrooms were not that clean. We stayed in the newest part, without shade. During the day, that was very hot, but after sunrise, the wind made it far much better than in the woods. We had a spacious place with a big fire ring. We did not hear any noise from the highway at all. The WiFi was very unstable, especially in the evening, we were not able to read e-mail anymore.
Nearby the picnic shelter was a BBQ situated, which we used to cook on.
The campstore has everything one needs when he forgot something.
The Silver Lake is beautiful. - Bisan
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Nothing special for beauty but it has 50 amp. water and a level space at least 45 feet long. Not very crowded at all on Labor Day weekend. Just wanted a place to stay as a central point for touring the area and this worked great. No amenities other than $20 a night cash or checks only. I would stay here again if in the area because other parks are double or triple the rate. Outside sites have water interior no. They do have a dump station. I chose an open site for good satellite but some shade does exist. Very quiet area. - signaloil
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is just a so so place. It's only redeeming feature is that it is only $20.00 in a city of $40.00 plus parks. - Rick & Karen
Jul 2015 - $20.00
The park roads are dirt and gravel, well maintained and watered to keep the dust down. The site was graded dirt and gravel for parking and grass that is having a hard time surviving. The perimeter lots have electric and water and the interior lots are electric only. There is one dump site. If there are showers or restrooms they are not close by. There are porta-johns on site at this time. There campground closes August 3 for a couple weeks during fair time. Nothing to do in the park but excellent location for tourists. We would stay here again when in this area. Tough to beat the price. Our site was 94 and did have shade in the morning but still worked well for DirecTV. Verizon worked well for phone and internet. - User1984
Sep 2016 - $44.00
We enjoyed our stay and found location great for visits to Traverse City, Interlochen, and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Friendly staff and nice facilities.
Only complaint was the people who work in the area starting diesels at 5 a.m. to leave for work. I always think the people who still work should leave their vehicles in front of park so the rest of us can sleep! - Tumblewood
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is one happy KOA! It's about 13 miles south of Traverse, 3 miles north of Buckley. Close enough yet far enough away from all the TC hubbub, though if you like that hubbub, you may want to stay a little closer in to TC. We stayed here for two weeks, and very impressed with the entire park and staff (there are a lot of staff). Everyone is smiling, waving, cleaning, mowing, picking things up and otherwise keeping this well run park extremely tidy. The internal road is paved and the outer side roads are gravel, but nice firm, packed gravel. Sites are large, level and long (long enough for our 5'er and truck (without having to angle park it)). There are pull-through and back-in sites. Lots of amenities for the kiddos; pool, bike riding, trampoline type things, ball sports, etc. This KOA has a bunch of very nice cabins and plenty of tent sites as well. WiFi was sometimes spotty, but some of the best service we've had in awhile. We needed a couple of packages mailed to us and the staff was ok with those deliveries. The staff is some of the best we've ever seen. Kudos to them for keeping a well run park but also letting their guests enjoy their camping experience. One night a group was a bit loud around 11pm. Hubster said he heard a golf cart outside and then within minutes all was quiet. One observation is the bathrooms/showers are at the front of the park (very clean always). For the tent campers in the way back of the park have a jaunt to get to the bathrooms in the middle of the night. Not a problem for us, just an observation. - ErinandCorbin
Jul 2015 - $49.00
Very clean nice park, many great features, had a deluxe site with the concrete pad and the metal patio table and chairs. Great for a centralized location to visit the area. First park I have been to that had a track for RC Cars and they rent them too. Nice staff and friendly people. - fil564
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This might be the worst campground we have ever stayed in! Should have read the reviews! It is difficult to see exactly where the campground is located. Man checking us in wasn't a font of information either. There is no TV service, minimal cell service, the sites are all weeds and sand, extremely unlevel, only 2 50 amp sites. All sites are back in. Water pressure is weak and since there are apparently no rules, we didn't know what to do with garbage, dog bags and loud music, well after midnight! There are a few other campers but appear to be all permanent and unkempt...trashy! This campground could be so much more if someone cared. Passport America should reconsider supporting this place. Will never go here again! - Sewmom
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Actually we had reservations for 3 nights at this park. We didn't even park. It was deplorable! We arrived on a Monday. 3 of the picnic tables were loaded with trash/garbage. Either dogs or wild animals had strewn it all over. It stank terribly. Person at office/store had the attitude after pointing to map saying here's you lots. Park however you want. Could not figure out lot numbers and hookups.
Passport America should remove this park from their system! - Long01
Jul 2014 - $21.00
The price reflects a Passport America price for two days. The second two days were $42. The campground is poorly marked. I had problems finding the campground. Need more and better signs. The only dumpster was up a long hill and in back of a work area. Had to ask several people the location. Not a pleasant walk. The sites were large but not level. No individual maps were provided to find the site or where anything was. - roybrody
Sep 2016 - $31.00
This state park has more space than most when looking at width of sites. The length / depth is a bit short. The roads are very narrow and larger units have a hard time.
They had one new shower house / bathroom building, which was nice. The older buildings are run down.
They have nice fire rings. - daa10496
Sep 2016 - $31.00
The "value" totally depends on what site you get. Be prepared to need or bring an extension for your electrical cord. The first site we booked was 21. The electrical boxes were way too far from our RV hookup, no matter what we tried. The campground had 2 extension cords but they had already been lent out. The ranger called Home Depot and found one for us but it was $50! Thankfully, the ranger moved us to another site where we had to park our RV on an angle to reach our cord but it worked. The site was unlevel, but not a problem for our hydraulic jacks. The awning couldn't come all the way out. The interior roads can be a little tight but as long as everyone parked their vehicles off of the interior road then you should be OK. The bike trail was awesome! We enjoyed riding to Moomer's ice cream at east bay pizza and riding our bikes to downtown Traverse. There is a pedestrian overpass to walk to the beach. We didn't see the playground, but there are playgrounds off of the bike trail, including a great one at the pizza place. The site was tough at first, but once we were in our site this turned out GREAT! - Yellow Submarine
Aug 2016 - $39.00
The location of this park is extraordinary, right across the road from a wonderful beach on Lake Michigan, with a pedestrian overpass access directly from the campground. Also available was a large parking area, just a quick drive across the road from the campground. The campground itself left some things to be desired, but had some good things going for it as well. First of all, it is a very busy campground with a lot of people walking all over the place to get to and from the beach. It is brimming over with kids in the interior roads riding bikes, skateboards, scooters, you name it. The bathrooms were full of sand and toilet paper on the floors, unflushed toilets, etc. all hours of every day. The showers were individual lockable showers, moldy, dark. There were only two bath and shower houses for 400 some-odd sites, making a long walk for some. They were busy all the time. The fire rings were big and wonderful for those summer nights after the wind died down for a great campfire. Camp neighbors were pretty nice, lots of tents and trailers, fewer motor homes. The utility pedestals were shared by 4 sites and poorly located, making things a little confusing, given the odd layout of some of the sites. Traverse City itself was wonderful, and the beach at the park was irresistible. It had a very large swimming area, waves were manageable, water was warm. The dump area was awkward since it was right on one of the loop roads, and rigs lined up 3-4 deep every morning before checkout, some blocking the roads. - MissMyGolden
Aug 2016 - $29.00
We almost passed on this park because of other reviewer's comments but I'm so glad we didn't. Contrary to what others have reported, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The park was very full but it was so quiet we overslept one morning. We don't have kids but there appeared to be many kid-friendly activities. Sites were level, hookups worked well and we even had a concrete patio. I would not hesitate to stay here again. - Wind blows
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Rate reflects average cost with PA discount and non-discount days. Registration was fast. Had very little interaction with camp staff after that. Big park with a lot of sites. Loop road is new asphalt. Outer loop road appears to be oil covered gravel. Inner roads are gravel. Not all fhu sites include cable, so if you want cable, be sure to ask. Not sure if cable is available with PA rate. Water pressure was about 42 psi until the weekend when more campers arrived, then the pressure dropped to about 30 psi. Wifi was adequate for email and Facebook. Lots of trees that may interfere with satellite. Not everyone follows the dog leash rules or the 10 mph speed limit. No fenced dog area despite what the park map shows. Nice mountain bike skills park. Lots of walking/biking/atv trails just off the park grounds. Would stay here again if in the area. - TH travelers
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This was the biggest mistake we made in our travel across the country this spring/summer. Great ratings from Good Sam but what a disappointment. The staff was not friendly and acted as if they couldn't be bothered trying to help. The sites were dry, dusty dirt and mostly uneven. Apparently no rules with speeding golf carts, which were staff driven, which constantly created a dust storm. We actually forfeited our two week reservation and moved to another nearby resort. The final straw was when the park used a motorized blower to clean the "dirt roads" of debris which created a complete mess. Don't stay here! There were Class A, B, C and tents intermingled throughout the park. People hanging towel and laundry on lines they attached to trees. Horrible place. - Lardan
Aug 2016 - $41.00
We stopped here on a whim on Labor Day weekend, knowing we did not have a reservation, but lucked out as the campers on the site we were led to had just canceled their reservation. The staff was friendly, but not the best at follow up, more on this. The site was large and level, the campground is spacious, feeling like a state or national park and the bathrooms clean. The site we had did not have a sewage hook up so I scheduled and paid for a pick up the following day, which the campground did not follow through on. Our tanks were full and I had to be a little forceful and rude to ensure they did follow through, with the staff asking if we could go one more day. Even with this, I would highly recommend this campground, you will not be disappointed. We camped here in a travel trailer for 3 nights and will happily stay here again. - alkurta
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Stayed on the campground side. The sites are very close together! The showers are not clean and there aren't very many available. The garbage dumpsters were overflowing with trash. - 2016_camper
Jul 2016 - $44.00
I paid $44 a night for water and electric, NOT sewer. They offer NO discounts, including nothing off for staying 7 days. On top of that, they charge for showers! Bathroom had **** on the toilet seat. You can connect to their Internet, but download speed was less than 0.2 mbit (useless). Internal roads are paved but not in good shape. Pool is nice, and support staff friendly. Sites have lots of shade but are sandy. - laredoct
Aug 2010 - $25.00
We were here for a month. Rate was $594 plus $49 for cable TV. There are nice tent sites available and some of the water/elec only sites on the river aren't bad. Scattered throughout are permanent sites in different stages of upkeep. As for the full hookups, there's a reason you don't see any site pictures on their website. They're very close together. We had about 2 feet between our awning and the next trailer's slideout. Water hookups are hard to identify. Just a pipe coming out of the ground with Y valves on them. Our sewer was uphill from our trailer. Not the best for dumping. Sites are dirt and rock with lots of tree roots. Hard to level. Bathhouse is old, but clean. If you tube or fish the river this place is for you. But there's no major shopping unless you go to Traverse City. The Lake Michigan beach is in Frankfort. And Sleeping Bear NP is at least a 30 minute drive away. This campground is ok for a weeks vacation, but I wouldn't recommend it for a month's stay. - d. orrell
Jun 2009 - $28.00
Very nice park. There are small sites for tents and larger sites for large motor homes and 5th wheels. The river sites are smaller but can accommodate the larger units. The staff were helpful, pleasant and available when needed. Will come back again. - WriCoa Farm
Jul 2008 - $29.00
We were in site #38 on the river. The site was a bit small (other sites around us were a bit bigger). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool was very clean and well maintained. The water was even warm! We'll be back again. - Rick Honiss
Aug 2014 - $39.00
I won't repeat all of the information in previous posts as to location, etc. We camped here with 2 of our children and their families. We found the campsites to be spacious, nice fire rings and fairly level. I did not have to level side to side. The campground does have a lot of seasonal campers, but we found them to be quiet and friendly. The campground management was friendly and helpful. We experienced a lot of children in the campground, but they were not a problem. The campground was quiet before quiet hours started. We used the laundry room a number of times and it was clean and machines worked as they should. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely camp here again. - K_and_I
Jun 2013 - $32.00
Leelanau Pines Campground is located roughly 30 minutes outside of Traverse City and about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. It is located on Lake Leelanau and has boat access to the lake and docking availability. The campground is very quiet. If you like a lively active campground, this is may not be the place for you. We only saw a few families with children. Approximately 60% of the sites are seasonal campers. The camp store had a variety of food products and camping supplies although it was not overly large and the selection was somewhat limited. There is ice and firewood available. You choose your own firewood (whatever fills one side of a cart they give you). The amount of firewood is very good for the $5 you pay. It is not stored in a covered shelter, so one night we had some damp wood. One very nice feature was that there was a laundry room. - crazy4camping1
Jul 2011 - $40.00
Felt welcome here. Boat ramp could be better. Water access is great. Owner accommodating for handicapped spouse. Campground worn. Laundry, shower, bathroom facilities updated and clean. If back in Michigan I would come back. - loveourdogs