Whiting Park

A family campground, public beach, hiking trails... 

Park Address & Contact Information:
Whiting Park

5820 Lake Shore Rd.
Boyne City, MI 49712

Phone:  (231) 582-7040 (Park office)
Fax:  (231) 582-7441
Email:  whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org
Office Hours:  On-call 

Staff: 
Ross Maxwell, Parks Director 
Josh Cline, Ranger
Robert Brown, Ranger 

Whiting Park 1948 Restored Log Cabin & Entrance Sign
    Welcome to Whiting Park!

Dates
Taking Campsite Reservations Beginning March 1, 2017
Buildings Open ----------- May 6
Campground Opens ------ May 6
Park Closes -------------- October 16

Rates
Camping Fee - $15.00/night (rustic); $25.00/night (up to 50 amp electric service)
Showers - $0.50 for 6 1/2 minutes - add quarter for more time
Green Building with large kitchen (seats 250) - $240.00/day
Log Cabin (seats 60) - $110.00/day
Pavilion #1 - $50.00/day
Pavilion #2 - $40.00/day 
 
Park Location and Facilities
Whiting Park is located on Lake Charlevoix in Eveline Township, between Boyne City and Ironton.  It is situated on approximately 240 acres of beautiful forest with 4 miles of hiking trails.  The park includes a campground with 58 campsites, 14 of which are universally accessible and 11 of those are equipped with electric, up to 50 amp service.  The campsites are all located on or near one-half mile of Lake Charlevoix beach.  A modern shower building and a pump-out station with potable water are available.

Whiting Park Campground in Autumn
        Campground in Autumn

Whiting Park also has rental facilities, including a large pole building (with a kitchen) that seats up to 250 people, a classic 1940's log cabin that seats up to 60 people, and two secluded pavilions with picnic tables and electricity.  A children's playground and more picnic tables are located in the open area near the log cabin.  These facilities are perfect for a wedding reception, family reunion, graduation party, or company picnic.  More and more weddings are performed on the beach.

Whiting Park-Playground (07-26-03)
              Children's Playground

MAP LOCATION OF WHITING PARK 

PARK MAP


PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS

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Building Reservations
To reserve a building for a large group, please contact the Parks Director by phone at (231) 582-7040 or by email at whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org.  Please use the calendar below to check the availability of a building.  A description of each facility is provided below the calendar.   

Green Building
Rate:  $240.00/day
Seats up to 250 people
Facilities:  Large multi-purpose room, banquet tables, folding chairs, large kitchen with refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, generous counter space, cupboards, restrooms, trash receptacles

Whiting Park - Green Building exterior                           
             Green Building

Whiting Park - Green Building decorated for large wedding
      Green Building decorated
          for a large wedding

Log Cabin
Rate:  $110.00/day
Seats up to 60 people
Facilities:  Large multi-purpose room, long wooden tables, wooden benches or folding chairs, restrooms, trash receptacles 

Whiting Park - Log Cabin on an Autumn Day                         
    Log Cabin on an Autumn Day

Whiting Park - Log Cabin in early morning mist (07-19-11)
  Log Cabin in Early Morning Mist

Whiting Park Log Cabin Interior
          Log Cabin Interior

Whiting Park Log Cabin Interior 2
          Log Cabin Interior

Pavilion #1
Rate:  $50.00/day
Facilities:  Picnic tables, trash receptacle, electricity 


Whiting Park Pavilion No 1 

Whiting Park Pavilion No 1 (04-16-16) A

Whiting Park Pavilion No 1 (04-16-16) B

Pavilion #2

Rate:  $40.00/day
Facilities:  Picnic tables, trash receptacle, electricity


Whiting Park Pavilion No 2 (10 picnic tables)

Whiting Park Pavilion No 2

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Campground Reservations
Taking Campsite Reservations Beginning March 1,2017
To reserve a campsite, please contact the Parks Director by phone at (231) 582-7040 or by email at whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org

Rates:
 

$15.00 per night (non-electric)
$25.00 per night (up to 50 amp electric service)
$5.00 reservation fee
$15.00 fee will be added to any credit card transaction of $100.00 or more
* Please see below for campground reservation policy

Facilities:
 

58 campsites, 13 electric and 45 non-electric (rustic) 
Modern shower building
Pump-out station
Water 

Campground Reservation Policy
All 13 electric sites (1-10, 12, 13 and 15) and 6 rustic sites (11 and 16-20) may be reserved.
Sites 1 and 2 have 20 amp electric service; all other electric sites have up to 50 amp service.
Non-electric (rustic) campsites 21 through 58 are non-reservable, first come first served only.
Reservations shall be made for a minimum of two (2) nights and a maximum of fourteen (14) nights.
On the July 4th and Labor Day holidays, a minimum of three (3) nights is required when making a reservation.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY - The Campground must be notified NO LESS THAN fourteen (14) days before the start date of the reservation to receive a refund, with the exception of the $5.00 reservation fee and the 1st night camping fee.

Prior to submitting a reservation request, we strongly encourage prospective campers to contact the park office in order to ensure that a campsite is available for the desired time period.  Reservations must be made by phone or in person.  Along with your reservation request, please specify the type and size of camping equipment (i.e., tent, motor home, fifth wheel, or trailer).  Every effort will be made to ensure the campsite you reserve will accommodate the type and size of camping equipment you will be using, but we are unable to guarantee this.

Any site that is reserved, but not occupied, the first night shall be considered as being vacant and eligible for rental on subsequent nights unless the Parks Director is contacted and adequate reasons are given for the site being vacant that night.

Persons making reservations must be 18 years of age or older.  The person making the reservation shall be staying at the campsite during the duration of the campsite occupancy.

The per-night camping fee for reservable campsites is the same as the fee for nonreservable sites.

Charlevoix County does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, creed, religion, or national origin and shall charge uniform camping fees regardless of place of residence.

CAMPGROUND MAP 

To reserve a campsite, please contact the Parks Director by phone at (231) 582-7040 or by email at whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org

Whiting Park Campground - Electric Site 3           
               Electric Site #3

Whiting Park Campground - Electric Site 5
           Electric Site #5

Whiting Park Campground - Electric Site 13    
           Electric Site #13

Whiting Park Campground - Electric Site 15
          Electric Site #15

Whiting Park Campground (RV & Tent)
                  Campsite

Whiting Park Campground (RVs)
                Campsite

Whiting Park Campground (RV & picnic table)
                 Campsite

Whiting Park Campground - View from Electric Sites 10-13
  View from Electric Sites 10-13

Whiting Park - View of Campground from Lake Charlevoix
      View from Lake Charlevoix

Whiting Park - View from Lake Charlevoix
     View from Lake Charlevoix

Whiting Park - Modern Shower Building at Campground                                               
       Modern Shower Building

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Swimming Beach / Day Use Area
Whiting Park offers a 1/2-mile of beautiful beach along Lake Charlevoix, perfect for swimming, boating, or beach volleyball.  We also have a handicapped accessible kayak launch/lift as well as a Mobi-Chair and Mobi-Mats providing barrier-free access to the beach and the water.  Handicapped accessible restrooms are also available.

Whiting Park Public Beach Entrance
Entrance to Public Beach/Day Use Area

Whiting Park Public Beach
             Swimming Beach

Whiting Park Swim Beach
              Swimming Beach

Whiting Park - Boyne City 4-H Swim Class Kids
      Boyne City 4-H Swim Class
 
Mobi-Mats
                  Mobi-Mat 

Mobi-Chair at Whiting Park
                 Mobi-Chair
 
Handicapped Kayak Launch at Whiting Park
        Handicapped Accessible
            Kayak Launch/Lift

Whiting Park - Accessible Kayak Launch & Lift
        Barrier-free Access to
           Kayak Launch/Lift

Whiting Park Beach - Boating
                     Boating

Whiting Park Swimming Beach - Volleyball 
              Beach Volleyball

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Hiking Trails
Whiting Park features 4 miles of beautiful hiking trails, offering scenic views of the park and surrounding area!  For a trail map, please click here.

Whiting Park boundary with Butler Property edition
                In the woods


Whiting Park Edition - Open meadow area
              View of meadow

Whiting Park Edition - Open meadow looking towards Lk Chx
         View of Open Meadow
       towards Lake Charlevoix

Whiting Park Edition - Park-like setting coming up to lookout
Park-like setting coming up to overlook

Looking east at countryside from Whiting Park Edition
 View of countryside looking east 

Spring view of Boyne City from Whiting Park edition
      Spring view of Boyne City
         across Lake Charlevoix

Summer view of Boyne City from Whiting Park Edition (with boats)
    Summer view of Boyne City 
       across Lake Charlevoix

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