the dyrt
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Interlochen State Park
Access
Drive In, Walk In
Operator
State
Features
+ More
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Interlochen State Park is located in Michigan
Latitude
44.623 N
Longitude
-85.759 W
Get Directions
14 Reviews of Interlochen State Park
Favorite MI State Park

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.

Far enough away

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.

Rustic Campground not that great

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 everything

Close to so many attractions

Swing By!

Well wooded campground with Interlochen. Not super close to Michigan cities, but can drive back and forth to Traverse City.

Nice

Quiet

One of Michigan’s oldest State Parks

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.

Dirt and swimmers itch

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.

Very friendly

Some lots are narrow some on the lake bath house has llots of hot water.

Good campground

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.