Traverse City State Park
|Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park|
|Location||East Bay Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA|
|Nearest city||Traverse City, Michigan|
|Area||47 acres (19.0 ha)|
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
The park is located on the densely populated shoreline of Grand Traverse Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, and is used mainly as a campground. US-31/M-72 runs between the park and the beach area, there is an overpass where campers can get to the beach along with an entrance off of US-31. The beach area has a new play ground as of 2010, along with grills and picnic tables. The camping area has around 350 campsites, all sites have electric. There is a fill and dump station at the entrance to the park. There are three bathrooms in the campground. The third bathroom is as new as 2008, and Green Friendly. There is also a place for recycling for campers next to the trash drop off. The park adjoins the TART Trail, which is a bicycle trail that runs eastward from Traverse City. The park features a beach, bath houses, fire pits, and a ranger station.
On July 21, 2011, the Natural Resources Commission augmented the name of the park with that of Keith J. Charters, a local conservationist, hunter and angler who served on the commission from 1994 to 2010. While signs at the park's entrance have added the new name, most references to the park still seem to favor just "Traverse City State Park."
- Traverse City State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Traverse City State Park Protected Planet (World Database on Protected Areas)
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