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Young State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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Beachfront along Lake Charlevoix
Location Evangeline Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Boyne City, Michigan
Area 563 acres (228 ha)
Elevation 594 feet (181 m)
Designation Michigan state park
Established 1920
Named for Adolph and Mary Young
Administrator Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Website Young State Park

Young State Park is a public recreation area near Boyne City, Michigan, occupying 563 acres (228 ha) on the eastern shore of 17,260-acre (6,980 ha) Lake Charlevoix in Charlevoix County in the northwest of Northern Michigan.

History

Young State Park was among 13 parks established in 1920 following the creation of the Michigan State Parks Commission a year earlier. The park is named after Adolph and Mary Young, residents of Charlevoix, who donated land for the park's creation. The Civilian Conservation Corps made improvements during the 1930s.

Activities and amenities

The state park offers swimming, picnicking, five miles of hiking trails, cross-country skiing, boat launch, fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout, and three campgrounds.

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