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Interlochen State Park, Interlochen
(4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • The sites are fine enough and the bathrooms aren't too bad for primitive campers, but they don't monitor after hours AT ALL! The site next to us was incredibly loud, had no respect for others around t...  more »
  • We camped for 5 days. Knowledgeable & helpful staff. This is a busy park, recommend reservations. South side campsite was a nice size and had shade. There were many tent campers as the ground was most...  more »
  • Interlochen State Park is Michigan's first state park. Next year is their centennial. This State Park has a beach, a boat launch & a camp store. Modern restrooms & showers. There used to be a nature t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beach was nice enough, nothing special, but WORST customer service and WORST food I ever had, EAT BEFORE YOU GO! the convinience is NOT worth a 12 dollar frozen grease trap of a pizza. Also the lady was very rude and argumentative and refused to refund my money when it made me and my child sick.
  • Wonderful campground- bathrooms and showers were awesome (showers are in individual rooms- huge bonus)! Great little store and beach- no swimmers itch for us! Would love to go back.