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.Before you visit Boyne City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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Young State Park Reviews
October camping at Young is always a treat. Weather is still comfortable, favorite campsites are usually awaiting, and facilities are clean and available. Camping in a quiet, uncrowded State Park offe... more »
This is a great family fun beach. There is a beach volleyball court. Also playground equipment. The camp store is open for treats in the summer. The water is warmer than Lake Michigan and crystal clea... more »
Went to stay here with my family and my daughter and her family. We reserved two sites online looking forward to another wonderful weekend of camping in Michigan. As our weekend approached, several da... more »
Very nice campground! Plenty of bathrooms and showers. Beautiful views from the beach, I enjoyed watching the sun set while my daughter played in the sand.
Some trails but not each is always good to walk. Some are blocked by damaged tree limbs. Trailer/camper areas are good.
Nice camp site, close to the water, has a boat launch and a beach. I stayed for 4 nights, 3 of which were in Terrace and one in Spruce. Spruce was muddy and didn't have much tree coverage, but Terrace was great.
Great place to go camping. The bathrooms are clean and well kept up. Great hiking trails and the beach had plenty of room.
A wonderful campground with a beautiful beach. Some of the sites are well-shaded, others are not. Bathrooms were small and therefore always a little bit muddy/dirty since it was a busy weekend. Park has hiking trails (which are not very well marked in some places), playgrounds, and a fishing pond/pier for the kids. Highly recommend!
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