Whiting Park

Park Address & Contact Information: 
Whiting Park 

5820 Lake Shore Rd.
Boyne City, MI 49712 

(to make a camping reservation, please see next section, below)
(231) 582-7040 for reservation changes or rental inquiries:
SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY 8:00am to 4:00pm
TUESDAY thru FRIDAY 8:00am to 8:00pm
messages and emails outside this time frame will be answered the next business day

The reservation system is now open and available for booking during the 2022 season; however, scheduling is not currently available BEYOND OCTOBER 1.  On October 1st, we will begin updating our reservation system with pricing and policies for the 2023 season. Once complete, the site will reopen for future booking.  Please check back later in the fall to schedule your 2023 dates.  Scroll down past the map and click on the green "make a reservation" arrow to reserve your site online through our partner CampLife.
*Please read the descriptions of the campsites, as some of the sites will not accommodate specific size RVs and some sites are for tents only. Any site with an "E" attached to the number defines it as having electricity. Please confirm that the site fits your needs before booking. We have done our best to describe the sites and if you have any question before making your reservation please call the office at 231-582-7040.

Our trails are open for winter enjoyment! Don't forget about Porter Creek Natural Area, located a few miles outside of Advance. Try this link for more information  Porter Creek Natural Area

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Camping Fee - $15.00/night (rustic); $25.00/night (up to 50-amp electric service); $7.00 reservation fee applies to sites and building rentals reserved in advance.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY - The Campground/Office 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.

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

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.

Whiting park Panoramic

memorial at lake

Whiting Park also has rental facilities, including a large pole building, affectionately 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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A family campground, public beach, hiking trails... something for everyone!


Book walk close up     Book walk

                                    New to Whiting Park, and first in the area, is Storywalk.

    In collaboration with the Boyne District Library, the Friends of the Boyne District Library and Charlevoix County Parks, StoryWalk was recently installed at Whiting Park’s main trailhead.  Walk the main trail and you will see twenty different panels containing the pages of a seasonal book. So get outside, enjoy beautiful Whiting Park and read a book!

Book walk ribbon cutting

     Alexa Wright, Head of Youth Services at the Boyne District Library, David Bertinelli, Charlevoix County Parks Operations Director and Volunteers from the Friends of the Boyne District Library cut the ribbon for the new StoryWalk at Whiting Park.

Park sign w log cabin n winter
                                                  Welcome to Whiting Park!

sunrise on lake
                                                                 Sunrise on Lake Charlevoix


                                             Gnomes are welcome at the Park

winter trail groomed

                                                     Trails are groomed for winter hiking or biking.

Building Reservations
 To reserve a building, please contact Whiting Park at (231) 582-7040 or whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org.

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.

Green Building exterior                          
                                                          Green Building

Green Building interior 1
                                       Green Building decorated for a large wedding.

Green Building interior 2

                                      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

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                                                          Log Cabin Interior

log cabin interior wide photo
                                                                    Log Cabin Interior

Whiting Park Log Cabin Interior 2
                                                         Log Cabin Interior

Log Cabin front cropped

                                                       Log Cabin Front Door
                                                      Log Cabin dressed up for the Holidays

Log cabin with snowfall
                                                                  Log Cabin in Winter

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'.

 Pavilion (1)

Pavilion (8)

Pavilion #2

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

Pavilion (10)

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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
All campsites may be reserved in advance by using our online Reservation System or by calling (231) 582-7040.  Sites 1E-10E are electric, as are 12E-13E, and site 15E. 1E and 2E have 20-amp service, remaining electric sites have up to 50-amp electric service, and sites 11, 14, 16-54 are rustic (non-electric). 

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. 

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. Limit of 8 persons per campsite, and 2 vehicles per campsite. 

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. 

43 ft 5th wheeler
                                Some of our sites will accommodate a 43ft 5th wheeler.

40 ft rv on site 4
                                         And some sites will accommodate a 40ft RV.

no rv site 36
And some sites will not accommodate RVs or Trailers. Please read the site description before booking your
reservation to make sure your equipment will fit on the site. If you have any question please call the office!

Site 6          
                                                   Electric Site #6

site 8
                                                  Electric Site #8

Site 13
                                                        Electric Site #13

site 14
                           Site #14 is for tents only or, if you're a skilled driver, a VERY small trailer.

site 24
                                                  "Rustic" Campsite

site 15
                                       Rustic Campsite with Handicapped Accessibility

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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

                                                              Swimming Beach

                                                            Swimming Beach

Whiting Park - Boyne City 4-H Swim Class Kids
                        Boyne City 4-H Swim Class

Mobi-Chair at Whiting Park
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. 


                                       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.


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

                                              Start of the trail leading to the Whiting Memorial.

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

                                            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.


                 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.

upper ridge road parking 
                                                    Lots of good parking in here.

Upper ridge road parking

                                                    Recently expanded parking area.
trail head
                The trail starts off flat, but leads into some nice downhill trails and great views.

                                          Seasons in the Park
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                                                    Winter in the Park


                                                               First snow in the Park

                                                                First snow in the Park


                                                                      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