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Lima, New York
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We recently traveled Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and stayed in the Platte River Campground. This is a great park and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful at check in. When we reserved, we were unable to secure a reservation for an electric site. When we arrived, they had an electric site available that...

4Thank Peggy Z
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The campground itself is pretty nice. Private tent camping pads and not too far from fairly clean bathrooms. Bring a lot of bug repellant, they were terrible back in our wooded camp site! The fire pit has a grill top attached, that was a nice touch. I had read reviews that they charge for showers but they no longer do...

3Thank Jenniferleigh30
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 15 June 2016

While we've been coming to this part of Michigan for the past 8 years, this year was our first time camping. We picked this one because of proximity to Lake Michigan and Traverse City. Very very glad we did. The campground is beautiful, campsites are spacious and nicely situated, bathrooms are spotless. Great sunsets at the lakeshore and magnificent views...

2Thank Jan S
Cedarville, Michigan
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We recently purchased a travel tailer and decided to make the Platte River Campground in Sleep Bear National Lakeshore our destination. We were thrilled with the spacious and paved campsites. Our picnic table and fire ring were located up a little hill behind our camper. The entire campground was spotless. Restrooms were immaculate and conveniently located. Another thing that surprised...

3Thank saltedradish
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We stayed here for a long Memorial Day weekend because of the location. It is near dunes, hiking, and kayaking. When we arrived, the office was already closed, so we just picked a spot and settled up in the morning. We intially unknowingly picked a spot right next to a trail and had to switch when people kept walking next...

2Thank Ashley D
Zeeland, Michigan
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We love this place!! Great spot for winter camping. Hot showers & electric, although not a lot of plowed sites in the winter! Very peaceful & quiet. Wonderful place to hike, snowshoe & just enjoy nature! Very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and kayak down the river in the warmer months

Thank Cinnilouwho
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 17 October 2015

My husband and I stayed a few nights in October. We loved our campsite #420 and we weren't too close to any of our neighbors. Each site had a tent pad and large picnic bench. We were close to the bathrooms which were kept clean and the shower room was just as nice. We took the path to Lake Michigan...

5Thank Recr8fun
New Haven, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We loved this campground, nice paved spots that are secluded enough that you don't feel like your right on top of your neighbors. The park was incredibly clean as were the bath houses. The staff and volunteers are super nice and helpful. We asked for recommendations on things and they always had great suggestions. Will definitely go back!!!

1Thank Traci H
Freeland, Michigan
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very popular, due to it’s location at the S. end of the sleeping bear Sand dunes, in Michigan. Private campgrounds are several miles S. Reserve early, there is no refunds. Loop 1 is open all year . RULE #1: ALL WHEELS of pulling vehicle and RV must be on the pavement. (With a little forethought they could have paved the...

4Thank cyndywill8
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We spent a week camping at site 421. It was pretty epic. .8 miles to a secluded beach on Lake Michigan. I'm a trail runner and had immediate access to miles and miles of soft surface trail. Recommend the Bass Lake loop. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Site was large. Neighbors were friendly. We spent a day on the beach...

Thank John C

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This campground offers 179 campsites with a dump station and electrical hookups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Platte River Campground

Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 179
Also Known As:
Platte River Campground Hotel Traverse City
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“This is not a hotel, it's a campground.”
 of 5 bubbles SKW481, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to look at the map so you don't end up with a site along the hiking trail.”
 of 5 bubbles PandaTrot, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Great sites thru out!!”
 of 5 bubbles Cinnilouwho, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Make sure your RV will fit on your site! No tires off the site pad.”
 of 5 bubbles cyndywill8, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Get a group tents if you have > 7 people in your group and want a private place.”
 of 5 bubbles Cho_R4T, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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