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Type: State Park
Filed Under: Camping, Hiking, Skiing

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PETOSKEY STATE PARK

Petoskey State Park, located on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 304 scenic acres and offers a beautiful sandy beach on the bay. The park has two separate modern campgrounds. Tannery Creek offers 98 campsites, and Dunes offers 70 campsites. The campgrounds are closed for winter. Information about winter camping opportunities is available on the DNR web site.The park land was originally deeded to Pay-Me-Gwau under an Ottawa Indian treaty in July of 1855. Later, much of the land was the site of the W.W. Rice Company. In 1934, the City of Petoskey purchased the land and named it the Petoskey Bathing Beach. In April of 1968, the beach was sold to the State of Michigan. On May 21, 1969, the state was given the title to the land. The campground opened its sites to the first campers in July of 1970.

Location The park entrance is located on M-119, 1.5 miles north on Highway 31, between Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

Directions

1.5 miles N. on M-119 from US 31 N. Petoskey.

References and External Links

Posted by: recreation2 and last modified on Jul 05, 2007 by thoos

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