About The Area


The City of Charlevoix, also known as Charlevoix the Beautiful, is located in Charlevoix County in beautiful northwest Michigan. The City borders picturesque Round Lake, Lake Michigan, and Lake Charlevoix. The downtown boasts boutique shopping, unique restaurants, and world class events set along Round Lake which connects to Lake Michigan below the historic drawbridge. Charlevoix has a year round population of roughly 3,000 people. Charlevoix boasts a municipal airport, golf course, marina, ski hill, skateboard park, performance pavilion, premium farmers market, four beaches, and seven parks.

Charlevoix is named after Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, a French explorer who traveled the Great Lakes and was said to have stayed the night on Fisherman’s Island during a harsh storm. During this time Native Americans were thought to have lived in the Pine River valley. The Odawa and Ojibwe lived throughout northern Michigan prior to European colonization. Charlevoix first became a village in 1871 and was later established as a city in 1905.

Popular Attractions Include:
• Beaver Island
• Earl Young Mushroom Houses
• Castle Farms
• Charlevoix South Pier Light Station
• Fisherman’s Island State Park and Beach
• Harsha House Museum

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Charlevoix From 10,000 Feet

Charlevoix South Pier Light Station

Lake Charlevoix

Lake Charlevoix is the third largest lake in the state of Michigan with a surface area of over 17,200 acres and 56 miles of shoreline. The maximum depth in the main basin is 122 feet (37 m).
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Popular Attractions:
Young State Park
• Ferry Beach
Depot Beach

Boat Launches:
• City Launch – ramps and ample parking next to Ferry Beach at the end of Stover Rd. off M-66
• Michigan Department of Natural Resources Launch – Ironton launch off of M-66

Typical Fish Species Available: 
Catfish, Crappie, Sucker, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Rock Bass

Young State Park on Lake Charlevoix

Round Lake

Round Lake sits between Lake Michigan to the west and Lake Charlevoix to the east, connected by the channel of the Pine River.

Popular Attractions:
• Bridge Park

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