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Petoskey State Park, Petoskey
(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Petoskey state park is a great place for camping (tent or camper). It is also a great destination for a day trip to the beach. Beautiful beach with picnic tables. Nice trails to explore around the par...  more »
  • Off season is probably the best season to walk the beach here. The crowds in the summer can be off putting, and the water can be clear as crystal but can also be full of detritus and algae along the m...  more »
  • Campground sites we are little on the small side. We were lucky to be camping when the park was not busy so it wasn't a problem. Would not like it if it had been full as the sites were close and not v...  more »
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  • One of the lesser know State Parks, but one of my favorites. Both rustic and modern campsites with great beach access. Surrounding area of Harbor Springs and Petoskey are among the most picturesque in Michigan.
  • This park is a place we always go every year. Only ever felt unsafe once when some pathetic man child needed to open carry at his camp site. There are a lot of children in the park and there is no need for such pathetic bravado. If you really feel that unsafe in a STATE PARK maybe you shouldn`t be there brandishing a weapon in front of other people like an impotent loser.
  • This is a beautiful park. We paid $9 because we had out of state plates. It was worth it. We were able to dig in the sand for Petoskey stones. Really fun!
  • Had a great time camping on site and visiting the beach! The restrooms and showers were nice and clean and the campsite was very scenic! Short walk to the beach with the best sand around! Highly recommend.
  • Nice park. Close to a lot of points of interested. Bathrooms are kept quite clean throughout the day. The beach quality varies are you move away from the main beach. Decent opportunties for hiking.