Interlochen State Park, Interlochen

#3 of 7 in Nature in Grand Traverse County
Interlochen State Park is the State of Michigan's first officially recognized state park. Situated between two freshwater lakes (Green Lake and Duck Lake), it is a popular camping destination. It was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1917; $60,000 was paid for the land. Originally named Pine Park, the 187acre public 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.Facilities and activitiesSwimmingPlayground Fishing. Bass, pike and bluegill can be found in both lakes during the summer months. Smelt and pike are favorites of anglers who like ice fishing.PicnickingPicnic areaPicnic shelter. One picnic shelter is available for rent.Boating. Three launches are maintained in the park. Each loop of the campground on Duck Lake has an access site, and the third is located in the rustic campground on Green Lake.
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  • The camp store closed Labor Day weekend. Our site was nice, not too big not too small, we have a 28TT. We had a water view, we have a toddler and I’m thankful we didn’t bring him because there isn’t a...  more »
  • Nice Michigan State Park that’s a bit above average. Situated between two lakes and close to Interlochen Arts Academy/Center For the Arts. Average campsites will accommodate most any size camper or RV...  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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