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IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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|
|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.
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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