Young State Park

Young State Park

Address: Young State Park 2280 Boyne City Rd Boyne City, MI 49712
Countie(s) trail is located in: Charlevoix
Trail Type(s): Camping <> Cross Country Skiing <> Fishing <> Handicap Accessible <> Hiking <> Swimming <> Canoe/Kayak

Young State Park: A Natural Oasis in Charlevoix County, MI

Looking for a peaceful escape in the heart of Northern Michigan? Look no further than Young State Park! Nestled along the shores of Lake Charlevoix, this 563-acre park offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.

The park’s main feature is its 1,200-foot sandy beach, perfect for swimming and sunbathing on hot summer days. For boaters and anglers, the park also has a boat launch and fishing pier. Hikers can explore the park’s five miles of trails, including the scenic Young Dunes Trail, which winds through sand dunes and offers stunning views of Lake Charlevoix.

Young State Park also has a modern campground with 240 campsites, including a mix of tent and RV sites, as well as two rustic cabins. Visitors can enjoy amenities such as hot showers, electricity, and a camp store.

In addition to its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, Young State Park also offers a glimpse into the region’s history. The park is home to a restored 19th-century homestead, complete with a log cabin, barn, and blacksmith shop. Visitors can explore the buildings and learn about pioneer life in Northern Michigan.

With its stunning scenery, abundant recreational opportunities, and rich history, Young State Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of Charlevoix County.

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Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The beach at Young State Park was voted the “best beach of the year”

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More Information

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. Young State Park officially opened in 1921. The park concession located at the beach was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.


Young-Deer Flats Nature Trail
Trail Length in Miles: 3.40 (Miles)

Young-Spruce Trail
Trail Length in Miles: 2.40 (Miles)

Young-White Birch Trail
Trail Length in Miles: 1.50 (Miles)



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References and More Info

  • DNR
  • Compass Latitude: 45°13’59.2″N
  • Compass Longitude: 85°02’52.4″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 45.233101
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-85.047892
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 563 Acres


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