Parks & Recreation

 The 2018 season at Magnus Park Campground will be ending on Sunday, October 21st
Thank you for a great year! See you next season!

Magnus Park Campground Reservations for 2019 will be as follows:
(The reservation system will op
en at 8:00 A.M. on January 1, 2019)

January 1-6 - Campers will need to have a 60 day minimum stay to reserve sites.
January 7-13 - Campers will need to have a 30 day minimum stay to reserve sites.
January 14 - No minimum length of stay required to reserve sites.

Paper applications are no longer available. To ensure real time site availability, please enter your reservation dates below to reserve your site online.   If you have any questions or need assistance please call (231)347-2500 for staff assistance.
Along the Lake Michigan shoreline at the west end of West Lake Street with upper-elevation areas fronting Jackson Street and U.S.-31 (Charlevoix Avenue). Size: 21.2 acres. Map of Park Area.

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Magnus Park Campground provides 76-sites for tents, tow-able recreational vehicles, and motor homes. The campground rests at the end of West Lake Street along the shores of Little Traverse Bay. Campers staying at Magnus Park have easy access to Bayfront Park, Little Traverse Wheelway, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, and Downtown Petoskey.
 logo_NCT_TrailTown_colorMagnus Park provides camping facilities as well as day-use amenities along the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. The park has 1,000 feet of shoreline and is equipped with access roads, utilities, a wooded area, and scenic views of Little Traverse Bay. A small overlook area, known as “Wayside Park,” on the upper-elevation bluff adjacent to the bike path also provides excellent views of the bay. Free wireless internet is available throughout the campground. Reservations are recommended for the peak season, please download a reservation form, fill it out and mail it in with payment.

In 2012, the City of Petoskey entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the North Country Trail Association that established Petoskey as a "Trail Town" of the North Country Trail. For more information, please visit The North Country Trail route through Petoskey includes the NCMC Natural Area, the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, and a section of the Little Traverse Wheelway. Magnus Park has easy access to these locations and makes a great base camp to explore the trail.


  • 76 Campsitesmagnus
  • Restroom/Showers
  • Dog Walk
  • Campground Attendants
  • Fire rings
  • Electric, Water, & Sewer Hookup
  • Wheelway/Bike Path Access
  • Playground
  • Beautiful Lake Views
  • Near Downtown Petoskey
  • Easy Access to Bear River Valley Recreation Area & Little Traverse Wheelway
  • Open & Shaded Sites
  • Wayside Park Lookout
  • Petoskey Stone Hunting
  • Free Wireless Internet