7.3 Good

Young State Park

Boyne City, Michigan

2280 Boyne City Rd
Boyne City, Michigan 49712
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.23704
Longitude: -85.04292

Elevation: 642' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This park is an older one of the MI system causing mixed reviews.

Pros: quiet, sites large enough for big rigs, great lake, power levels good, wooded sites with plenty of firewood available, ability to park at any angle on your site. Park personnel great at making a pleasant stay.

Cons: Roads are old and very narrow making large vehicle access tricky. Allows multiple tents on any site making crowding on the site a problem with cars close along the road. Restrooms older but clean with shower head at shoulder level so interesting showers.

We had 4 different track teams during our stay and they were the most polite and quiet every. We camped at Young State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping in Boyne City, Petoseky, or Charlevoix is the normal tourist shopping with normal shopping best in Petoskey. Costs in all cities is higher than those down state.

Castle Farms, the Mushroom Houses, and ski hills provide some tourist adventures.

Three good disc golf course within 15 miles made an enjoyable trip. Lake Michigan beaches were best and not crowded.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The Good: Close to Boyne City which has a nice Farmers Market. Nice swimming beach. Our Verizon aircard had a good signal here. The Bad: This park is not a highlight in the MI State Park system. The roads are narrow and the facilities are aging. The park was extremely crowded with High School track and cross-country teams. We saw sites with 5-6 large tents on them with multiple kids in each tent. We thought there was a rule covering how many unrelated campers could be on each site. The bathrooms and showers were not cleaned any more for the large crowd so were constantly muddy. The park was loud until quite late. Other campers had parked their trailers parallel to and right next to the already-narrow road which made getting our RV in difficult. Not a restful or enjoyable visit. We camped at Young State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Most of sites are a bit cramped in, and the numerous boats and trailers parked all over do not help the maneuvering process. Our site #80 in Terrace had lots of small pieces of garbage in-bedded in the dirt, otherwise not a bad size site as it backed onto trees and the trail area. Bathrooms were closed/cleaned at very inconvenient times: 9:00am every morning. Only 2 water spigots to fill up with and one is very slow, you may be in for a wait. On the plus side Lake Charlevious is absolutely gorgeous! Very accessable from Oak section. The sandy beach in the park is awesome. Boyne City and surrounding area just beautiful. Lots of stuff to do around the area, shopping zipline, etc. Will come back to the area but will pass on the park. We camped at Young State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park. We stayed in the Oak section right on the water. Could not ask for a better view/site. Campground was large with beautiful beach and store. Great walking trails in park. Nice area. We camped at Young State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Great state park on one of the most beautiful inland lakes in Michigan. If you want a great beach within a short walk of your campsite, this is a good spot. The spots are a little close together and there can be very little privacy. This is not a woods campground. Highly recommend. We camped at Young State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, clear Lake Charlevoix. Gorgeous nature trails- be sure to have high, waterproof boots if you do the 'deer flats' trail. 'Mirror lake' is perfect for young fishers. Softball diamond, basketball court, and horseshoes. 'Oak' and 'Terrace' sites are larger and more private- the lakefront sites provide beautiful views of the lake. 'Spruce' is wide open- good for group camping. Happened to be a slow week on our visit (early summer), however, other campers told me the CG is normally packed during the summer- not hard to see why. Boyne City is close enough for convenience. We camped at Young State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Park was beautiful. Has 3 campground loops: Spruce, Terrace and Oak. We camped in Oak, site #24 and many of the sites in this loop had great waterfront views if not waterfront access to Lake Charlevoix. Terrace campground is on the lake and has a boat launch. Restrooms clean and the campstore was good, sold ice cream, firewood, ice and other basic supplies. Bathrooms and showers were very clean although the first night the hot water was out but was fixed by next afternoon. Beach was clean with sandy bottom. We camped at Young State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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