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Young State Park, Boyne City

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
Young State Park is a 563acre state park in the U.S. State of Michigan. It is located near Boyne City in Charlevoix County in the northwest of Northern Michigan. The park, which sits on the eastern edge of 17260acre Lake Charlevoix, offers numerous opportunities for land- and water-based recreation.Facilities and activitiesSwimmingHiking. The park offers five miles of nature trails.Cross-country skiing. Ski trails are groomed.Fishing: Lake Charlevoix is stocked with lake, brown and rainbow trout; little anglers can try for sunfish and rock bass stocked in Mirror Pond.Boating: A launch gives vessels under 16 feet in length access to Lake Charlevoix. PicnickingPlayground Camping: Three campgrounds offer overnighters 240 modern campsites and two mini cabins.Metal Detecting: Metal detecting is permitted in designated areas of the park; however, any found items are subject to review by park staff and may be retained pending further investigation.
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  • Great Lake front area, gorgeous campsites! Quiet on off season, but still great lakefront area. Great spot to find petosky stones! 
  • Stayed during Labor Day and a couple days after. We had to wait for other campers to leave - not sure why park officials hadn't been around to make sure they were gone by the 1:00 check out. Great bea...  read more »
  • Our first time here and this was amazing. The campground is beautiful! The sites are nice size and very close to the water. Only downside is that there is only 1 dump station. With over 200 sites, you...  read more »
  • My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of July/beginning of August. We loved the park, one of the best we've been to in a long time. It was a short walk to the beach, which was very nice. We enjoyed sitting on the beach and swam each day we were there. The weather was perfect for our stay. The park was really clean, there were workers painting water faucets and others cleaning the showers every day. They also have a camp store witch was fairly well stocked with milk, eggs, etc. My wife and I plan on going back next summer. We came from Southern Indiana to stay here.
  • The best state park in Michigan, absolutely gorgeous. Tons to do, beautiful beach with a sparkling clear lake. Lots to do close by to downtown Boyne and Charlevoix, its a can't miss! Been going for about 15 years now, and as you talk with some of the campers you'll find quite a few that have been going many more than that. Terrace and Oak are our favorite to stay in.
  • Great beach! wonderful sand..volleyball net..warmer water than normal..great lifeguard but buoys show you the swimming area..swing sets for adults and children..wooded area and good parking..need to have a state park pass for $11 or buy one there to get will get you in all the Michigan state parks FREE ...
  • Huge campground with beautiful views of Lake Charlevoix. Perfect location for short, scenic drives. Above average beach, camp store, trails, and lake access. Site 15 definitely provides zero shade after 8 am in July.
  • One of Michigan's best State Parks. The family had a great time. The bathrooms were well taken care of. Highly recommend visiting this treasure.
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