Camp seagull

All dogs must be on a leash!

And please clean up after your pooches while using the trails.

Size

20 acres

Frontage

1,400 feet Lake Charlevoix

Land Description

Motorized boat access ramp, beach access, and facilities. Visit www.hayestownshipmi.gov for more details.

Trail Description

Across the road is found the Driggers Preserve where trails can be found

History

Since the 1920s, this property had functioned as a camp, at first as the all-girls Camp Karefree, later changing to Camp Seagull. In 1955, the Schulmans purchased the camp, and their three children later ran it from 1972 until it closed in 2012. With the camp’s closing, township officials saw an opportunity to meet residents’ desire for more lake access with a special interest in a place to launch motorized boats. A series of public hearings confirmed widespread support for acquisition of the site. LTC assisted the township in writing and securing a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the land was acquired by Hayes Township in 2014.

Directions

From the intersection of US-31 just north of Charlevoix, head east on the Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and travel 5.3 miles. The park is found on the right side of the road.