Whiting Park

A family campground, public beach, hiking trails... something for everyone!

50% OFF "PRESEASON"CAMPING - MAY 7TH THROUGH THE 16TH ONLY! You must CALL (582-7040) to make your reservation in order to receive the discounted rate


PLEASE READ:  All park and rental facilities are operated under appropriate local, state and/or federal guidances including masking, distancing and capacity limitations.  Please understand that as these regulations change, so may the ability to host or allow for particular events and or gathering capacities.  We will adhere to guidelines at the time of the event, and not at the time of booking.  Such restrictions MAY dictate that your event be cancelled, and if so, you will be issued a full refund of any funds paid.  

Park Address & Contact Information: 
Whiting Park 

5820 Lake Shore Rd.
Boyne City, MI 49712 

Phone:  (231) 582-7040 (Park office)
Email:  whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org 
Office Hours:  Summer Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
                            Winter Hours: On-Call


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                                                  Welcome to Whiting Park!

Our campground reservation system is now open and accepting reservations for the 2021 camping season.  The campground will re-open on Monday May 17, 2021. Please note:  Electric sites #3E-#10E and sites #12E & #13E are currently not available for reservation. These sites tend to stay wet until early June.  They will be available to reserve later in the season as soon as their condition is acceptable for occupancy. Sites #11, #14-#20, #37-#41 and #46 and #47  are available for reserving.            

As always, our trails are available for your enjoyment! Please do your best to maintain social distancing when encountering others.
 
We wish for everyone to enjoy a safe and healthy winter in beautiful Northern Michigan!

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RATES
Camping Fee - $15.00/night (rustic); $25.00/night (up to 50-amp electric service); $7.00 reservation fee applies to sites reserved in advance.
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
Honor System: Ice - $2.00/bag; Firewood - $5.00/bundle 

 
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 over 4 miles of hiking trails.  The park includes a campground with 54 campsites, 13 of which are equipped with electric, up to 50-amp service.  Eleven (11) of the electric sites and 3 rustic (non-electric) sites are handicapped accessible.  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.

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Whiting Park also has rental facilities, including a large pole building, affectionally known as the "Green Building", that includes a kitchen and restrooms, 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. Our beach on Lake Charlevoix has also hosted weddings. 

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                                                                      Sunrise on Lake Charlevoix

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                                                     Trails are groomed for winter hiking or biking

Building Reservations
The calendar below shows building reservations to date.  Below the calendar is a description of each building.  To reserve a building, please contact Whiting Park at (231) 582-7040 or whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org.






PLEASE READ:  All park and rental facilities are operated under appropriate local, state and/or federal guidances including masking, distancing and capacity limitations.  Please understand that as these regulations change, so may the ability to host or allow for particular events and or gathering capacities.  We will adhere to guidelines at the time of the event, and not at the time of booking.  Such restrictions MAY dictate that your event be cancelled, and if so, you will be issued a full refund of any funds paid.  

Green Building

Rate:  $240.00/day
Seating Capacity:  Up to 250 people
Facilities:  Large multi-purpose room, 8-foot banquet tables, folding chairs, large kitchen with two refrigerator/freezers, 5-burner gas stove/oven, sink, generous counter space, cupboards, restrooms, trash receptacles. Multi-purpose room area 46'x76', kitchen area 19'x20'. Women's bathroom; 3 toilet stalls and 3 sinks, men's bathroom; 1 urinal, 2 toilet stalls and 3 sinks.

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
Seating Capacity:  Up to 60 people
Facilities:  Large multi-purpose room, long wooden tables, wooden benches or folding chairs, refrigerator/freezer, restrooms, trash receptacles, drinking fountain. Multi-purpose room area 22'x49'. Women's and Men's bathrooms each have 1 toilet, 1 sink and 1 baby changing station.

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

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                             Log Cabin Interior

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                              Log Cabin Interior

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                      Log Cabin dressed up for the Holidays

Pavilion #1

Rate:  $50.00/day
Facilities:  Picnic tables, trash receptacle, electricity, fluorescent lighting, portable restroom nearby, close to park trailhead. Dimensions 31' x 44'.

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Pavilion #2

Rate:  $40.00/day
Facilities:  Picnic tables, trash receptacle, electricity, portable restroom nearby. Dimensions 26' x 45'.

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Campground 

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Facilities
  

54 campsites, 13 electric and 41 non-electric (rustic) 
Modern shower building
Pump-out station
Potable Water
Check-out time 1:00 pm.
Check-in time 3:00 pm. 


Campground Reservation Policy
Sites 11, 14-20, 37-41 and 46 & 47 may be reserved in advance by using our online Reservation System or by calling (231) 582-7040.  Site 15E has up to 50-amp electric service, and sites 11, 14, 16-20, 37-41 and 46 & 47 are rustic (non-electric). 
*Please note:  Sites 3E-10E, 12E & 13E are not reservable at this time. These sites tend to stay wet until early June. These sites will be available to reserve as soon as they become acceptable for occupancy. 
All other campsites (except those listed above) are non-reservable, first-come first-served only.  No exceptions!


Sites reserved in advance (online, by phone, or in person) are charged a non-refundable $7.00 reservation fee in addition to the per-night camping fee.

Reservations may be made for a maximum of fourteen (14) nights.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY - The Campground must be notified NO LESS THAN seven (7) days before the start date of the reservation to receive a refund, with the exception of the $7.00 reservation fee.

Prior to calling regarding reservation dates, we strongly encourage prospective campers to check the reservation system for availability. Reservations must be made via the Reservation System, 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).  Some campsites will not accommodate motor homes or trailers. Some campsites are limited in the size of motor home or trailer they will accommodate. 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

Persons making reservations must be 18 years of age or older.  The person making the reservation must 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 non-reservable 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.

 

To reserve a campsite, please go to our Reservation System, or contact the park by phone at (231) 582-7040. 

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                                          Electric Site #8

Site 5
                                         Electric Site #5

Site 13
                                              Electric Site #13

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                                              Electric Site #15

Site 11
                                       "Rustic" Campsite

Site 20
                          Rustic Campsite with Handicapped Accessibility

Site 40
                                          Rustic Campsite

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                                   View from Electric Sites 10-13

Whiting Park - View from Lake Charlevoix
                      View from Lake Charlevoix

Whiting Park - View of Campground 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 (when the water level is lower).  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 Swimming Beach/Day Use Area

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                                            Swimming Beach

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                                            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
                    Accessible Kayak Launch/Lift

Birdseye Beach

                                                           Bird's-Eye View of Swimming Area
       
                    
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Hiking Trails
Whiting Park has nearly 240 acres featuring over 4 miles of beautiful hiking trails, offering scenic views of the park and the surrounding area!  Our trails are open year-round for enjoyment and exercise. We have 4 different trailheads allowing multiple access points to this beautiful terrain. For a trail map, please click here.

Main Trailhead
At the end of the paved parking lot beyond the park office is our Main Trailhead. It's a very short walk on the gravel drive past Pavilion #1. 

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                            Start of the main trailhead leading to over 4 miles of trails 

Memorial Trailhead
Directly across the street from the swimming beach entrance is our Memorial Trailhead. The parking area is cleared to accommodate multiple vehicles.

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                              Parking area directly across from the entrance to the Swimming Beach parking lot

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                                              Start of the trail leading to the Whiting Memorial

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 Less than 100 yards from the trailhead is the memorial in remembrance of the Park's dedication by Perry Whiting in 1922

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                                        Close-up of the Whiting Memorial Plaque

Lower Ridge Road Trailhead
Less than 1/8 of a mile from the corner of Lake Shore Road and Ridge Road is our Lower Ridge Road Trailhead. The parking area is small, but it allows you to access an area that is much less visited.

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                 Entrance to the trails is just to the right of the post on the right side of the gate

Upper Ridge Road Trailhead
Less than a mile from the corner of Lake Shore Road and Ridge Road, at the top of the hill, is our Upper Ridge Road Trailhead. This leads you to the highest part of the park and some great trails with spectacular views.

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               Lots of good parking in here. There are plans for expansion of this parking area.

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                The trail starts off flat, but leads into some nice downhill trails and great views.

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                            Winter in the Park

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                            First snow in the Park

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                              First snow in the Park

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                   Autumn and Winter meet at Whiting Park

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 Hiking Trails Summer 2018
        Summer view of Boyne City 
across Lake Charlevoix