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USA Parks
Northwest Region
Young State Park
02280 Boyne City Road
Boyne City, Michigan   49712

Phone: 231-582-7523
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Young State Park

sunset at Terrence campground

Young State Park

Young State Park
'Young State Park Beach'

The beautiful beach at Young State Park on Lake Charlevoix. Great place for swimming

Young State Park is located at the east end of beautiful Lake Charlevoix. The park spans over 560 acres in Charlevoix County and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. Officially opened in 1921, some of the buildings in existence today were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s.
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Young-Modern/Oak(800) 447-2757 41 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms

Young-Modern/Spruce(800) 447-2757 158 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms

Young-Modern/Terrace(800) 447-2757 41 site(s)Boat Launch, Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Lake Charlevoix is 17,260 acres and has depths up to 122 feet. It is great for sailing, power-boating, water-skiing, and fishing. The lake offers access to Lake Michigan as well. There is a boat launch within the park for boats under 16 feet in length.

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There is plenty of day use parking for trailers and cars near the large, sandy beach on Lake Charlevoix. Overlooking the beach and grassy picnic area is a classic log building, which houses a concession store. Fire pits/grills available.
There are nearly five miles of nature trails that are perfect for hiking, jogging, and nature study in the park.

Trails in the park:

Young-Deer Flats Nature Trail - 5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Young-White Birch Nature Trail - 2.2 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Area Attractions
Charlevoix, Boyne City and East Jordan all offer small town charm, especially in the summer months. They each offer dining and shopping opportunities as well as holiday events and festivals. Charlevoix has a Venetian Festival, Boyne City has a Mushroom Fest, East Jordan has a Freedom Fest and Horton Bay sponsors a 4th of July parade. Young State Park will be hosting a harvest festival October 10-12, 2008. Contact the park for more information.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 30 camped there as kid by normandy
live in las vegas now planing on going back soon. at 65
January 13 Our favorite park for the past 22 years! by Nancy from Dearborn Heights
Our family has been coming here for the past 22 years. We have tried other places and nothing compares. We enjoy boating on Lake Charlevoix and just relaxing on the beach. The park is great for walking and bike riding. We have met a lot of great people here and look forward to seeing them every year.
September 9 Too Many Fees by Debbie Bok
I didn't know that state parks cost more than a hotel and there there are fee to get in the gate and then fees to move the camp spot. All in all our not holiday stay for 2 nights at the parks totaled 120.00 in all. This is the first time at any state park this has happened to us across the USA and we have camped in Michigan State Parks before but not here and this will be the last..
July 15 One of our favorite beaches by Downstate Family
Just a gorgeous beach to while away the day. Have been going there for 20 years and still love it. We make several visits every summer. It is beautiful, the water is clear and clean. The view is spectacular, and there is nothing more amazing than watching a storm move in.....
May 17 Perfect Vacation!
This is the fifth year in a row my family has camped at Young State Park there are so many things to do. We fish, boat, bike ride, take walks, play baseball and many more. The kids love it! Beach is always clean. There could be more shower/bathrooms, but the ones they have are always clean.
July 1 One of my favorite places to camp! by Julia from GR, MI
My family & I looooooove this park. They have a host campsite where the host does all sorts of cool crafts & activities for kids. The lake and beach are BEAUTIFUL and well maintained.
October 12 The BEST by Jess
The other woman giving the review below me is an idiot. She obviously is a city-slicker that would like to see a campground turned into a motel instead. This park is BEAUTIFUL.
July 28 Great Beach by annie from ohio
the beach is very nice, with lots of space to play for the kids and young at heart. the only draw back is the lack of restrooms and showers for the amount of people camping at the park. is kinda of close when getting a camper in a spot. maybe have people park cars off to the side of sites instead of in front of camp site.

Area Campgrounds

Hearthside Grove Luxury Motorcoach Resort
2400 US-31 North
Petoskey, MI

Petoskey KOA
1800 North US 31
Petoskey, MI

Chandler Hill Campground, Inc.
02930 Magee Rd. N.
Boyne Falls, MI

East Jordan Tourist Park
215 North Lake Street
East Jordan, MI

Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Kelso Wilderness Cabin Rental - Carp Lake, MICottages and Cabins
We are about 10 miles west of Mackinaw City. One Mile Past the Wilderness State camp grounds. You will find miles of prestine beaches, no noise except the sounds of nature.You can hike the miles of wonderful hiking trails.
Web Site: kelsowildernesscabin.com
35.5 miles from park*
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