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 

Whiting Park 1948 Restored Log Cabin & Entrance Sign
                     Welcome to Whiting Park!
Campsite Reservations 
On January 7th, 2019 our NEW CAMPGROUND RESERVATION SYSTEM went live. Please make reservations using the link below: 


For those who do not have internet access or have further questions, email whitingpark@charlevoixcounty.org or call our office at (231) 582-7040.  Please provide a detailed message, including arrival/departure dates and electric or non-electric site.  Email and phone calls are returned in the order they are received.

Buildings Open ----------- May  10

Campground Opens ------ May 10
Park Closes ----------- October 13 

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 56 campsites, 14 of which are equipped with electric, up to 50 amp service.  Twelve (12) 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 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





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Building Reservations
To reserve a building for a large group, please contact the park 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) 2

Pavilion #2

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

Whiting Park Pavilion No 2 (10 picnic tables)

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56 campsites, 14 electric and 42 non-electric (rustic) 
Modern shower building
Pump-out station
Potable Water 

Campground Reservation Policy
All 14 electric sites (1-13 and 15) and 6 rustic sites (14 and 16-20) may be reserved by using our Reservation System, or by calling (231) 582-7040.
Sites 1 and 2 have 20-amp electric service; Site 11 has up to 30-amp service; all other electric sites have up to 50-amp service.
Non-electric (rustic) campsites 22-43 and 45-58 are non-reservable, first come first served only (there are no sites 21 or 44).
Reservations can 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 $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).  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 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.


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

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)

Whiting Park Campground (RVs)

Whiting Park Campground (RV & picnic table)

Whiting Park Campground - View from Electric Sites 10-13
                      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 Public Beach/Day Use Area

Whiting Park Public Beach
                               Swimming Beach

Beach at Whiting Park 2018
                                  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

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

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

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

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