|Lovely Lake Charlevoix.|
During my previous camping itineraries I had purposely avoided the Charlevoix area due to crowding and high priced campgrounds, the most desirable area equals the highest pricing, or so I thought. This year three college buddies and I were planning on spending five days at a lake side house and being in the area three days early I ventured to Whiting Park, a county park on the southeast side of Lake Charlevoix.
|The park sits on both sides of the lakefront road.|
I expected to pay through the nose for the privilege of camping on Lake Charlevoix during the height of the season but was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable rate of $25 per night.
Here's the data sheet on Whiting Park:
Hookups: 20, 30 Amp
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes
Fresh Water: Yes
Trash Service: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Level sites: No
Verizon reception: 4G, 3 bars
Internet reception 3 of 5 barsCost: $25 per night
You get electric hookups at Whiting Park but no water or sewer although fresh water is available at the dump station or the bath house.
|The Whiting Park bath house.|
The campsites themselves all have a rather pronounced slant towards Lake Charlevoix so be prepared to work on leveling your RV.
|I had to add blocks under the front jack to reach level due to the slope.|
For me, the best feature of Whiting Park was the miles of forest trails traversing it's 136 acres, I got my steps in every day on really great hiking trails.
|A sunlit trail in Whiting Park.|
For most people though the sandy beach on Lake Charlevoix is the premiere attraction at the park.
|A section of the large sandy beach at Whiting Park.|
Given the high demand area Whiting Park is in $25 per night during peak season is a pretty good value! The hiking trails alone would probably get me back next year. Sometimes I need to challenge my pricing assumptions about camping locations and Whiting Park was definitely one of them.
Thanks for reading!