Traverse City KOA

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Let the adventure begin! Traverse City KOA is a perfect base camp to North West Michigan's splendor. Traverse City KOA has amenities for the whole family to make your stay one to remember.

Traverse City camping at its best is at the KOA, which is located in a heart-warming country setting. Right in the beautiful Northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, only 15 minutes from Traverse City, this is the Cherry Capital of the World. Traverse City KOA is the home of 119 sites, both sunny and shaded, ranging from rustic tent sites to FHU Deluxe, as well as Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins to meet all your camping needs. Whether you are just passing through seeing Michigan's splendor or taking an extended family getaway, Traverse City KOA has amenities for the whole family to make your stay one to remember.

Cool off on those summer days in our sparkling heated outdoor swimming pool or challenge the family to a game of miniature golf, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes. To make your camping experience as convenient as possible, we offer a well-stocked General Camp Store, complete with camping/RV accessories, groceries, souvenirs, and movie rentals. Stay connected with business or family at your site with wireless-internet service. Visit our events page to see all of the great things happening at Traverse City KOA.

The Traverse City area has many rewarding attractions to visit, including, but not limited to, the Sleeping Bear Sand dunes, local orchards, wineries and vineyards. Come have fun in the sun at the delightfully charming Grand Traverse Bays, where you can rent boats or jet skis, go parasailing or just lounge on one of the many beaches. Or hit the links and play some of the 40+ golf courses within one hour of our campground. The Traverse City area also boasts an abundance of lakes and rivers where you can fish or canoe.

Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you and making your visit to our Traverse City camping resort as memorable as possible.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/2)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Local Area

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Sleeping Bear took its name from an Ojibway legend about its formation. According to the story, a mother bear and her two cubs were driven by forest fires from what is now Wisconsin and forced to swim across Lake Michigan. When the mother bear reached the Michigan shore, she turned to discover that her cubs had vanished. The Great Spirit was so touched by her plight that he had her fall off to sleep there, creating Sleeping Bear Dune, and marked the place where her cubs disappeared by creating the Manitou Islands.

9922 Front St

Empire, MI 49630

231-326-5134

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Historic Perry Hannah House

A massive Victorian Mansion once home to one of the founders of Traverse City.

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Great Lakes Children's Museum

The mission of the Great Lakes Children's Museum is to surround children and the adults in their lives with a hands-on, interactive and informal educational environment that will invite curiosity, allow exploration, encourage participation and celebrate the child-like wonder in all of us.

13240 S West-Bay Shore Dr

Traverse City, MI 49684

231-932-4526

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City Opera House

Traverse City's handsome second-story City Opera House has been a source of community pride since its construction in 1891. The first building in Traverse City to install electric lights, the Opera House hosted plays, lectures, meetings, balls, concerts and vaudeville acts before closing in 1920. It is being restored to its former splendor, and is now used for a variety of community meetings, dances and other events.

106 E. Front St.

Traverse City, MI 49684

321-941-8082

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Campground Awards and Programs

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