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Interlochen State Park is the State of Michigan's first officially recognized state park. Situated between two freshwater lakes (Green Lake and Duck Lake), it is a popular camping destination. It was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1917; $60,000 was paid for the land. Originally named Pine Park, the 187acre public park was created to preserve for future generations the virgin pine (Pinus strobus) stand. It is one of the few easily reached places in Michigan where old-growth (pre-European settlement) red pine can be found.In 1928, the National Music Camp was established on the property adjoining the northern boundary of the park. It is located next to the Interlochen Center for the Arts.Also popular at Interlochen State Park is the Three Discipline Triathlon Event hosted each July.Facilities and activitiesSwimmingPlayground Fishing. Bass, pike and bluegill can be found in both lakes during the summer months. Smelt and pike are favorites of anglers who like ice fishing.PicnickingPicnic areaPicnic shelter. One picnic shelter is available for rent.Boating. Three launches are maintained in the park. Each loop of the campground on Duck Lake has an access site, and the third is located in the rustic campground on Green Lake.Interlochen State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Interlochen Edition.
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We are locals that have been visiting this lovely park for over 40 years. We have seen many changes over the years all for the good but the campground is very busy in the summer months. Before Memoria... more »
I've been going up here for over 25 years now. It's been through many changes since, but it's always felt like "home" to me. The park is beautiful, and despite budget cuts to the parks, it's always be... more »
I have camped here since 2005. Every year. Sometimes twice a year. The rustic side has clean sites, vault toilets, an empty lake, and plenty of space between the sites. You also have access to the bat... more »
Green lake was a beautiful place, didn't have the best of luck ice fishing but it was the first time visiting this area. Will definitely have to visit again.
Great campground. Lots of trees and facilities are well maintained.
This park is pretty nice. It can be a bit busy in the summer, and the fine arts camp across the road doesn't help. It's close to Traverse City, but it's more wooded and secluded than the in town. All in all, a nice place to camp.
Beautiful campground situated near the lake. Beautiful beach. Sites are large and lots of tree. Be careful of the middle section. Online says the sites are level. They are not. The other sections are level. The camp store sell food cooked to order like burgers.
Beautiful. Great location. Right next to Interlochen Arts. Lots of restaurants nearby. Beach and campstore are great perks. Shower had no hot water but aside from that, perfect.
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