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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  • This has some of the most beautiful views you will find in the area. Easy walking and fun to visit. Don't miss the lighthouses in the area. It is a location with a lot of historic sites.  more »
  • I love this state park I've only been here once but I'd go back. Its has nice beach and lots of sand dons and a lot of camp sites.  more »
  • This park has some of the best trails in the state. There is one with a lot of steps but the the overlook is amazing. The perfect spot to watch the sunset. You will probably be the only ones up there....  more »
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  • Great beach. Nice swimming, good restrooms, drinking fountains, concession stand, picnic tables and picnicing areas. Lots of parking. Great sand on main part of the beach, sand is fine and silky. Rocks on the far outskirts, you can find Petoskey stones. Lots of sand dunes. Also amazing in the winter.
  • very nice park. two hiking trails -- one up to the top of the cliffs and the other through the forest in the campground. the walk on the Lake Michigan beach is great too! can accommodate tests, campers & RVs.
  • I love this beach.....Lived in Traverse City for 16 yrs and thought their beaches were great until I moved here. I think it's one of the nicest in Michigan
  • Very nice park. Campsites can be small. Just enough room for our 21' travel trailer.
  • Plan in advance--camp sites are reserved months ahead--and research the camp sites. Some sites are full of trees and don't have a lot of flat area to pitch a big tent; other sites are just grass, without a single tree to use for shade or hanging a clothesline. The campgrounds themselves are fantastic. Lots of trails (foot and bike) that aren't too challenging. The beaches are great, and the campgrounds have access to stretches of beach that are off-limits to regular park visitors (campers only). The lake is beautiful here. Facilities are very good, and amazingly well-kept. Showers, flush toilets, hot water. When we stayed here, it was pretty breezy for the first few days, and there wasn't a single mosquito anywhere we went. Then the breeze calmed down and we got eaten alive.
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