Holiday Park Campground

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4860 US 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49685
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GPS: 44.6707, -85.6743

Last Price Paid: $49
Weekly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 214
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 883 ft

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93 reviews
Nightly rate: $49
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 97
“Nice enough campground but noisy”

Reviewed Jun 23, 2016

Overall Rating

There are few private RV parks in Traverse City. Most of the parks are state parks with electric only and which are not financially favorable to out of state travelers – think lots of fees. So we chose Holiday as a base camp for exploring. In hindsight, we would most likely stay somewhere on or near the Leelanau Peninsula as we spent a lot of time there and on the Old Mission Peninsula. Unless you take back roads from Holiday, which is okay but slower, you have to go through downtown which can be quite congested. Mixed feelings about this park. As other have mentioned there are different sections. Some by the lake (very few and it's a tight loop with tight sites), some wooded and some (I guess the newer ones) that are pretty much out in the open but close together. There is nice greenery around but all the sites had weeds growing in the gravel. We stayed in a wooded site which was gravel, long and level. Much roomier here than any of the other sections. It was a nice space where we could easily put out our wide awnings and have plenty of room for chairs and tables. The trees provided decent coverage from the heat of the sun, and oddly, we were still able to get satellite coverage. The strange part was the placement of the fire pit. It was in the back near various objects like a tire and some other stuff that was covered with a tarp. The downsides are WII FI and noise. The WII FI was pretty useless even with our WII FI extender. It was either up or down and 90% of the time down. The noise from Highway 31 is constant and loud during the day which makes sitting outside loud. What a shame because the weather was really nice and there were very few bugs. We could also hear the thumping of music at different times of the day. We think it was coming from boats on the lake but we never quite figured it out. Our price reflects a weekly rate which is overpriced for what you get. We most likely would not stay here again.

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Evanston, IL
25 Airstream International FB
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 56
“Very Pleasant and Restful. Great stop for visiting Traverse City”

Reviewed May 26, 2016

Overall Rating

This is one of the most pleasant and well-run campgrounds we have experienced. Our stay was off season, thus the $36 rate. During the summer season, the rates increase rather dramatically. It has a feel of a great state park only with full hook ups. There are many folks who come back year after year and others who own sites.

Formerly Airstream-only, the park currently has lots of Airstreams but many other types of RVs as well.. The sites are extremely well placed, level and large. Since it is a well-established park, the landscaping and trees are mature and lovely. The restrooms and showers are well-kept and clean. Trashcans and doggie waste bag dispensers are numerous and convenient. The WiFi is typical--when few people are on, it's OK, otherwise not. The park in situated on Silver Lake and wetlands read: mosquitoes). There are numerous birds and small wildlife taking advantage of the habitat. The lake is stocked and there is fishing from the shore or by boat. Silver Lake allows motor boats and jet skis. The playground is small, but the children we saw seemed to be having a great time fishing and biking and playing around the park.

We enjoyed all that Traverse City has to offer including brew pubs, good restaurants, wineries and spectacular scenery along the bays and Lake Michigan. It is a 40-minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore which is a must see. Suttons Bay is a cute small resort town. Leland and Fish Town preserve the fishing culture and "the way things used to be" in this corner of Lake Michigan. Leelanau and Mission Bay Peninsulas have numerous wineries and cherry orchards and make for great driving day trips.

Traverse City has a spectacular old mental hospital that has been repurposed into businesses, shops, restaurants, apartments and condos. It's called The Villages and is worth a visit just for looking at the buildings if for nothing else. We had a great meal at one of the restaurants.

The only downside to Traverse City is the traffic. It appears to me, an outsider, that suburban growth has outpaced the ability of the road system to handle the traffic. So watch those left-hand turns.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • cable tv
  • wifi: free
  • basketball court
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • general store
  • laundry
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
Discount Clubs:
  • Good Sam
  • pets


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