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Petoskey State Park, Petoskey

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 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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  • Beautiful Beach eve though it was cold. walk in the woods to see and gather a few leaves. Would love to come back in the summer. 
  • I waited till I had camped at this state park twice before writing a review, because I didn't know if my first impression was truly reflective of the campground or just a one-off, but I've now had the...  read more »
  • Petoskey State Park is close to my home and between my home and work so it's always easily accessible to me . I'm fortunate to be able to visit the park every season, every month of the year. I have s...  read more »
  • 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.
  • This park has to be one of the best in our state park system. This is the 2nd time staying here. Showers have amazing water pressure, but automatic light for showers do not always turn on. I'm prepared for this by keeping a flashlight with a magnet base with. Just stick it to the metal door. Otherwise, this park will never disappoint. I did talk to a few out of state people. They stated that Petoskey State Park is one the nicest they have stayed in.
  • The beach is beautiful and the water was crystal clear. Great sunset and scenic campsite. Only drawback was they were not renting canoes and kayaks like I expected and the bathrooms are a long walk for little ones.
  • My son and I loved camping at such a beautiful campground right on the lake. Travis was very helpful answering all of our questions. Thank you!
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