4 Parks near Traverse City, Michigan
Aug 2015 - $49.00
Beautiful park. This is some kind of membership park. Most of the lake sites were taken with seasonal or airstream rentals. I think most of the transients are placed on the "Ridge" or "Plateau" sites. We were in the "Plateau" sites and we were pleased. Sites are spaced nicely with a nice green space in between the roads. Friendly employees and a nicely managed park. Only negative, as usual is the wifi. Great place to walk or jog. - AnnS
Aug 2015 - $49.00
Everything a park should be. Tbe older section is treed, but has good cable. The newer section is wide open with spacious sites. The laundry is top notch. - sesicsailr
Aug 2015 - $44.00
We drove in without a reservation during the height of the season, and they found a spot for us. The park is beautiful, with a nice pond and wetland with trails. It was easy to walk our dogs right by our site, and they provide bags that are easy to find in many places. We didn't use any of the park's other features, as we only stayed one night, but we would return again. - Pdx discovery
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
Jun 2015 - $20.00
We agree with previous comments. Roads were gravel/dirt combination. Site pads were recently-graded dirt. Very dry and dusty. (Thankfully it didn't rain during our stay). It would have been better to let the grass grow to prevent dusty or muddy sites. As for restrooms, there are porta-potties in the campground, however the host told us there are showers/bathrooms available at the fairground; ask the host where.
We did have good satellite and phone reception. The fairground is located about 7 miles south from picturesque downtown Traverse City.
The fairground camping area is a good short-term stopover, provided it doesn't rain. - gatordan
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
Jun 2015 - $50.00
This place is a big operation, lots of sites, keycard entry. You can see all the amenities and activities on their website- too bad most of them were 'closed' for our visit. Even though it was 'high season' and they were charging as such, the pool was 'under maintenance'. Dodge ball arena was closed, and it appeared the BMX track was closed, as well.
I liked the feel of the park; dirt and gravel roads, lots of cedars and trees. Our 30A, water, sewage was very spacious... but, not very private. The problem seems to be business management. Not only was the lady at the front desk VERY rude and not at all helpful, but they charge 'extra' for children. Go figure. The campground obviously caters to children and families. Great business model- put one person at the front desk to handle all calls and clubhouse management (in a campground this size), then penalize your target customer.
While I was checking in, the phone was ringing off the hook, and there was a line of customers behind me.
If they got their act together, and they'd have a real gem. Otherwise, avoid. - Boondockdad
Jul 2014 - $68.00
This is a horrible park. The list of negatives is long but among them are unkempt, unlevel dirt sites, narrow and dusty roads, no park supervision, dogs roaming unleashed, speeding by cars and golf carts, children driving golf carts, golf carts at night with no lights, a dirty swimming pool, $10 extra per night for cable, $10 per night extra per night for sewer, and a very mis-representative web site. We will never stay here again and will advise our friends that Walmart is a better option. - GICUR12
Jul 2014 - $27.00
If you bicycle, you'll love it here. The interior roads are narrow, but once in the site (#204), it was extra-wide and deep enough for our 40 foot motorhome. No road noise in our section, but a real family park with lots of kids. The bike trail is adjacent to a rear gate and town is only 4 miles away. The trail goes way beyond town, another 17 miles to Suttons Bay. It's also an hour from Sleeping Bear National Park with GIANT sand dunes and a bike trail. The sites are electric only and the 2 dump stations can get backed-up at peak times. We were there over the 4th of July and for the National Cherry Festival - a good time to bike to town. The unisex showers are very popular and the floors get dirty from the beach sand and campground dirt. Plenty of hot water though. The restrooms seemed to be cleaned (and not very well) at inopportune times like 9 AM. There are several restroom buildings so you could divert to the next one. As others have said, you do need a Michigan State Park Access Pass - annual cost was $31. Adequate Verizon voice and data. We would stay here again. - Kokomo
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Big campground with lots of campers but check in was seamless and grounds were neat and clean. We were only here for one night but we enjoyed the stay. The bike trail is super and we were in walking distance to plenty of food choices although it seemed the campground is out in the country. We were on site 49 which was very convenient to the trail and did not require us to use levelers. It should be noted that Michigan has a state park fee. Only electric was available at our site. We would stay here again. - busyteach
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Very clean park and restrooms. Staff is friendly and helpful. The park is conveniently located next to the bike trail. We parked our truck and rode our bikes everywhere we wanted to go. There was a short walk over a pedestrian bridge to get to the beautiful beach. We have a dog that travels with us, but if you do not like pets there is a pet free area. We would stay here again. - User2106