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Leelanau State Park, Northport

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Leelanau State Park is a 1740acre state park located on the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County, Michigan. The park encompasses the entire tip of the peninsula and features both a day-use area and campground.The day-use area has a small playground and features the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum as well as a picnic pavilion. The campground is rustic and heavily wooded. It features 51 campsites, 3 mini cabins and vault toilets. There are 8.1 miles of hiking and skiing trails. The camping area is open May 25 to November 4 and is operated and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources.The whole Leelanau Peninsula is wine-making country. The surrounding waters moderate the temperature, while glacial deposits provide good grape-growing soil conditions.Facilities Campground - 51 sites, 3 mini cabins Lighthouse Picnic area Picnic shelter - reservation required PlaygroundActivities Cross-country skiing Hiking Hunting SwimmingNearby Points of Interest Leelanau Peninsula American Viticultural Area
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  • Went here to see the lighthouse and the walk the trails for an hour or so. The lighthouse looked nice from the outside, but we had already been to the Mission Point one, so we didn't go inside. The tr...  read more »
  • Camped for a few days sites are good size but are very rustic.... camp site 20,34,35 are the best 3....34,35 have clear view of the lake Swimming areas are limited and shore line is very r...  read more »
  • My husband and I visited Leelanau State Park on our way along the Traverse City Ale Trail this weekend. Unfortunately we got there right after the lighthouse and gift shop had closed, but we were stil...  read more »
  • I want to give this place 5 stars, but it's a little hard as some of the campsites seem to be on top of each other. That's the only reason why it gets 4 vs. 5. The staff here is amazing. The beach is a bit rocky, but refreshing just the same. There is a great little breeze in all of the sites, which helps with the heat. They have the best bathrooms i've seen in 5 months and you'd never know it was a pit toilet. If you want to checkout Northport, this is a campground to do so in.
  • Very rude host. The office told us one thing she told us another. Made us feel very unwelcomed. She told us quiet time is 24 hours then goes yelling thru the park. If you plan to camp with an R.V. and bring a generator to charge your batteries don't stay here! The host will tell you to turn it off. When the office said its ok to run it.
  • Hard to say "4 star" and "rustic" in the same sentence, but this fits the bill. Clean park, well staffed and the lots are well spaced so you don't feel you're right on top of others. Great location right on the lake which made for a great breeze on a hot summer night and a beautiful sunset as well
  • Gorgeous lookout. I learned a lot too. Can't believe the place is still standing after all these years. The stone flowerbeds that were handmade are amazing.
  • The cabins are great, they have electricity and include a small refrigerator and microwave. It's right by the water and you can see a great sunset on the water beyond the light house. The office was not open until 7pm for firewood as we were told but there is plenty of wood to be found in the park. Bring your coolers in at night or critters will happily help themselves.
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