We visited Interlochen State Park in August, 2016. We chose Interlochen primarily because it is close to our family who lives in Traverse City. We were a bit skeptical about what the park would be like because it was so easy to book (so. many. open. sites.). I figured something must be up. We were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our visit.
Our campsite (403) was HUGE and right on the lake. Many of the sites seemed spacious and accommodating for larger RVs. The entire campground has big, beautiful trees, offering shade and an outdoors-y feel. You really can’t go wrong with any of the campsites. For convenience, we’ll choose a site close to the path to the beach/playground next time we visit.
Interlochen State Park is HUGE with over 500 sites. We visited the campground on Duck Lake because we enjoy modern conveniences. Many sites have views of Duck Lake and all are wooded and shaded.
The beach area is large enough to accommodate many campers. When we visited in August we were shocked how few people were at the beach. Our kids really liked playing in the sand and water. There is also a really nice playground at the beach area and a camp store that sells ice cream and other small items.
There are several stores located right near the park if you need groceries or gas. Interlochen State Park is also located in a short driving distance to Traverse City. We also visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on our visit. Check out the Pierce Stocking Scenic drive if you go. If you’re visiting without kids wine tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula is always a good time. And, if you love ice cream, a drive to Moomers will be worth the trip!