Leelanau State Park


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Campground Description

Welcome to Leelanau State Park, located at the tip of the little finger on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, where over 1,300 acres are waiting for visitors to enjoy. The word ""Leelanau"" is the Native American word for ""A Land of Delight"" and could not better describe the area.The park has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, two mini cabins, 8.5 miles of hiking/skiing trails and a picnic area. Along the shorelines Petoskey stones can be found.The campground is closed for winter. Information about winter camping opportunities is available on the DNR web site.
Contact: State Government (recreation.gov)
Posted by: TrailAPI on February 3, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Cross-country skiing, hiking, beach, lighthouse, mini-cabin, picnicking, hunting, swimming, playground, rustic camping

    Campground Amenities

    Vault toilets

    Reservation info

    Online reservations available at http://www.midnrreservations.com/presult.aspx?ParkID=44

    Camping Fees

    Rustic campsite: $12 per night

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    Reviews of Leelanau State Park

    Reviewed by Murph on August 30, 2015

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    The campground is rustic with no electric and vault toilets. Really not much too do here but enjoy nature, bike ride, and relax. The lake frontage is rocky but very clean and well kept. I give it four stars for it's seclusion and pure Michigan beauty. M40 is a loop that connects to picturesque little towns. Sleeping Bear Dunes close by also.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 28, 2009

    (5 out of 6 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Rustic Campground, very close to the lake. However, I couldnt find a path to the lake. Very quite, mid sized camp spots for tents. It was a long drive with tons of curves, but well worth it. I place this campground in the top 5 I have ever been to. I will be visiting again!
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    Reviewed by bohemiangirl on July 10, 2009

    (10 out of 10 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Leelanau State Park is a rustic campground (no electricity)on the tip of Leelanau County. Around half of the sites give you a view of Lake Michigan, and almost a dozen are right on the shoreline. The shore of Lake Michigan here is very rocky, and there isn't a swimming beach, but that doesn't stop most people from wading out into the lake for a swim.
    I am biased, because I'm a native of Leelanau County, but this is one of the cleanest, most well-maintained state parks I've been to. The rangers are friendly and helpful, and there is even free coffee most mornings at the ranger station. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is adjacent to the park, offering a museum and gift shop. And the hiking trails are beautiful and offer a nice variety, from easy to difficult.
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