Traverse City State Park, Traverse City

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Traverse City State Park, officially Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park since 2011, is a 47acre state park in Traverse City, Michigan.The park is located on the densely populated shoreline of Grand Traverse Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, and is used mainly as a campground. US-31/M-72 runs between the park and the beach area, there is an overpass where campers can get to the beach along with an entrance off of US-31. The beach area has a playground, grills and picnic tables. The camping area has around 350 campsites, all with electricity. Other features include a dump and fill and dump station, three bathroom buildings, a recycling/trash center. The park adjoins the TART Trail, which is a bicycle trail that runs eastward from Traverse City.On July 21, 2011, the Natural Resources Commission augmented the name of the park with that of Keith J. Charters, a local conservationist, hunter and angler who served on the commission from 1994 to 2010. While signs at the park's entrance have added the new name, most references to the park still seem to favor just "Traverse City State Park."
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  • The park is located across the street from an outstanding park on East Grand Traverse Bay. Inside the park are some great shady campsites supporting tents and RVs up to 30 ft. They accommodated my 38 ...  more »
  • A wonderful campground nestled between hotels, restaurants, a beach and a (loud) airport. Somehow, even though there's a lot going on around this campground, you feel like you're in the deep woods. I ...  more »
  • Staff were very accomodating and sites were well kept -- clean. I was surprised at how many other "fall" campers joined us for the weekend. Gorgeous weekend -- great campfires.  more »