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Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground

Petoskey, Michigan


2475 M 119
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 98
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.40797
Longitude: -84.90282

Elevation: 625' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed here one night but will return. The campground is very nice with access to the beach and bike paths. They have shaded and full sun sites available. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful, well kept park located on the shoreline. No sites front the beach as there is a vegetation buffer. Walk north on the rocky campground beach to the very sandy main beach. Some sites are in an open grass areas and most are under mature trees in full shade. All sites appeared to be level. Amazingly there were no mosquitoes. There are lots of walking trails through the forest (no bikes). There's an access path connected to the paved Little Traverse Bay bicycle trail that runs for miles. Very nice! We would happily return. We paid $33/night plus an $8 online registration fee and $32 for the non-resident annual Michigan park recreation passport. The daily passport alternative was $9. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
176
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Birding wasn't very good - maybe because everyone was on their nests. We did see a pileated woodpecker and blue jays.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Two campgrounds here. One was closed when we stayed there. There are 3-4 loops in the woods. Sites air fairly close together, but we've seen worse. We managed to get a spot down by the lake. Just a short hike over a dune and we were on the beach. Nice campground and this was our second stay. There is a bike path into town, which was a plus. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Petoskey is a lovely state park by Little Traverse Bay. The sites are paved, semi-level, and small. The biggest problem is the difficulty of backing in with all the trees. Verizon cell works fine. MIFI does not work well barely pulling 3G. The area is spectacular including the beautiful drive on the Tunnel of Trees scenic byway. Would stay here again. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Michigan State Parks are nice as any I've seen, but, their price policy is unfair. We were charges an $8 entrance fee just because we drove a motorhome and an additional fee for our tow vehicle, plus the overnight camping fee. BUT if we had driven a pickup truck towing the same length trailer we would have only been charge a entrance fee plus overnight fees, UNFAIR wake up Michigan you're driving tourist out of your state. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Dunes side of the campground, site 11. It was an awesome site. It was a nice campground with a good swimming beach. My only complaint was the shower house had spiders. Other than that, it was a great place to visit. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

The park has wooded sites that have paved pull-ins. The sites are big enough that you don't feel crowded by your neighbors. The restrooms were very clean and the showers have a large dressing area. The beach on Little Traverse Bay is a short walk from the campground. This is a popular park that fills up during the summer season. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at the Dunes side of this campground. The sites were big and satisfactory. There was plenty of shade. The showers got a no for cleanliness because they were full of dead beetles and spider webs. The shower heads are also only four feet high! Were people smaller when these showers were built than they are now? Also if you are paying to camp at the campground, shouldn't the fee for entering the park be waived? The campground is inside the park entrance so the only way to camp is to enter the park. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice campground with easy and convenient beach access at the end of each loop. The campground beach was clean and well-maintained especially in comparison to neighboring beach areas. As a previous reviewer mentioned there is one restroom/shower building for each campground. The Tannery Creek one had five unisex showers for the entire campground which resulted in long shower lines from early morning to late evening. The restrooms and showers were almost always dirty unless you managed to use them immediately after cleaning, which happened only once each afternoon. The campground was full the entire five days we were there, so this could have contributed to the lines and unclean restrooms, but cleaning them twice a day when the campground is full would definitely help. The sites are close together and people with larger rigs may have trouble backing into many of the sites. We personally witnessed a travel trailer and then an RV having trouble backing into the site across from ours because of the narrow road in the loop. The location is great for the Petoskey area and convenient for day trips to Mackinac Island. The bike path is really nice and easily accessible from the campground for a quick ride into Petoskey or even on to Charlevoix if desired. We would definitely stay here again as the beach was outstanding and worth putting up with the restroom issues. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the nicest Michigan State campgrounds that we've stayed at. We had a lakefront site with our own private trail to the beach. We stayed in site number 164. The bathhouses were clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

The park was well maintained, restrooms and showers were very clean. One drawback is that there is only one bathroom/shower building for each campground, (Tannery and Dunes),--long walk for campers in the farther parts of the park. We were in site 156 which was the site at the end of the row near the boardwalk platform to the beach. The site was very secluded, but there was a lot of trash strewn around the forested area surrounding our site. There was a camp host, and the State "Rangers" program provided activities for the kids and campers. Very nice park and good camping. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2004 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed only one night, it was nice, you had access to the Lake with a nice beach. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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