Interlochen State Park, Interlochen

#3 of 7 in Nature in Grand Traverse County
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Interlochen State Park is a public recreation area covering 187 acres (76 ha) between Green Lake and Duck Lake in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. It was the State of Michigan's first officially recognized state park. It was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1917; $60,000 was paid for the land. Originally named Pine Park, the park was created to preserve for future generations the virgin pine (Pinus strobus) stand. It is one of the few easily reached places in Michigan where old-growth (pre-European settlement) red pine can be found.
In 1928, the National Music Camp was established on the property adjoining the northern boundary of the park. It is located next to the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Also popular at Interlochen State Park is the Three Discipline Triathlon Event hosted each July.

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  • We had never stayed at a Michigan state park before and the showers were the best we have ever experienced while camping. The showers and restrooms were in general very clean. We were in the north...  more »
  • Nice state park with wooded lots. Nice cabins available, as well. Lake access with boat launch. Swimmer's itch at the beach, though.  more »
  • We enjoyed our time camping in the rustic part of the park. We could also enjoy the beach at the other part of the park to sit or swim. The rangers were nice. Not to loud of people during the night, not sure on the busy side. It also has two boat launches for two different lakes, boating and great to kayak They even rent kayaks at the camp store. Enjoy your stay. Beautiful place
  • What a wonderful time! Nice sites, clean bathrooms, quiet campground that's close to just about anything you'd like to go do! We will be back! The fire pits were nice and clean! Bring your bicycles... Nice bike paths to Bud's Ice Cream and the Interlochen Art Center! Really enjoyed our week here!

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