Petoskey State Park, Petoskey

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Petoskey State Park is a 303acre state park in Emmet County, Michigan. The home of the "Petoskey stone," Michigan's state stone, the park is located in Bear Creek Township, on the road between the cities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs. The park has frontage on Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan and is surrounded by heavily vegetated sand dunes. Common visitor activities are swimming, sun bathing, hiking and biking in summer, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.Facilities and activitiesSwimming: There is a mile-long sand beach. Playground Hiking: Two trails total three miles in length. One climbs the Old Baldy sand dune.Cross-country skiing: Trails are not groomed.PicnickingCamping: Two campgrounds offer 178 modern sites and two mini cabins.
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  • September 25, 2017
    We went to the beach after dinner and there were still lots of people on this beautiful beach. It looks like you can walk out quite a ways and still be standing.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Nice beach area surrounded by sand dunes and woods. There is camping available as well. I was there on a weekend afternoon and the beach was not too busy, but it was after Labor Day. Some folks were l...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    We came to the park for a quick camping trip. Loved that there was a bike path connected to the park that led to downtown Petoskey along the waterfront. The campsites were close together and not that ...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Really cool area, you can walk to a nice beach from any of the campsites. Despite having showers and other amenities, the camp sites don't feel like the typical cordoned off camp site you normally find in state park camp sites. workers there are all young, fun, and polite. Just don't expect a secluded camping get-away here, as it is normally pretty busy and you are close to all the other camp sites.
  • April 27, 2017
    I used to live nearby and on summer days when my friends and I had some time off we would go to this beach. Its great for swimming. Many people have said it's better than the beaches in California. The sand gets hot so wear sandals. The water is so clear you can wade out to your shoulders, look down and still see your feet. The best time to go is after labor day. There are bathrooms and picnic tables and plenty of parking.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great beach and swimming area. Very clear. Good waves. Hiking was decent too. Try Old Baldy.
  • July 6, 2017
    Very nice beach, fine sand. Many dune hills to climb. Kayak rentals and small store on beach. Great time!
  • June 21, 2017
    Very clean, small, and quiet state park. My only complaint is that their is not enough toilets in the bathroom. Always had to wait if I had to go #2

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