This park offers excellent access to two beautiful lakes and Traverse City is a quick 15 minute drive. The Duck Lake camground is very large. The North end is less shaded with more grass on many sites. The south campground is well shaded and has some slopped sites. Both have sites with lake frontage, but you need to book 6 months in advance to get one. Nice Beach area near the camp store. There are two boat launches for Duck Lake. Bath houses are typical of MI State Parks: adequate and cleaned regularly.
Great state park to enjoy the Grand Traverse area without the traffic and congestion of Traverse. Sites are large and the park is clean. Lots of boaters so I assume fishing is good too.
We stayed in the rustic sites as the modern ones were closed for the season.
You are literally camping with everyone near you. We were lucky that hardly anyone was there. You are right next to the highway so all night you hear cars and headlights come into your tent. Interlochen is a beautiful place- I would visit it- but stay on the modern side that is more off of the road.
Close to so many attractions
Well wooded campground with Interlochen. Not super close to Michigan cities, but can drive back and forth to Traverse City.
If you love hills and woods this is the campground for you. It is on Duck Lake on the modern side and if you like rustic there is Wood Lake on the other side. It
is also across the street from Interlochen music camp and sometimes you can hear the music and concerts coming from the camp on the North side of the campground. It is peaceful and has many sites right on the water. If you want a site on the water you will need to reserve it early (6 months in advance) because they fill up fast. This campground is one of my favorites.
The sites are not real big, and all dirt. Not quiet time inforced. And swimmers itcch in the lake. Easy check in. Nice bathrooms and showers. But sometimes the water pressure is not too good.
Some lots are narrow some on the lake bath house has llots of hot water.
This is a good campground. To me, it didn’t stand out that much from others I have been to, but they have a bathhouse with showers and toilets, which is nice. It’s also right next to a nice lake with sand volleyball pits. Good area for hammocking and tent camping.