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Hours & Directions

*Admission to Charlton Park is FREE, unless there is a scheduled special event. Parking is always FREE.*

Administration and Education Office: Open year-round, call to schedule an appointment. 

Historic Village:
After Labor Day through Memorial Day (September 4, 2023 - May 29, 2024), Historic Village open only for prescheduled groups (including guided tours) and special events. 

  • During weekdays - A portion of the Historic Village buildings are open, please call ahead for list of those open. 
  • During paid events - Historic Village buildings open. 
  • During unpaid events - Majority of Historic Village buildings open.
  • Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Beach, Boat Launch and Recreation Area
Free of charge, except for pavilion and facility rentals or during special events. 

  • Open daily June 1, 2024 - September 2, 2024 from 8 am to 9 pm, weather permitting.
  • Open daily September 3, 2024 - October 20, 2024 from 8 am to 8 pm. Beach closed until May 2025 after Labor Day.
  • Open daily October 21, 2024 - November 6, 2024 from 8 am to 7 pm. Boat Ramp closed November 8, 2023.
  • Open daily November 7, 2024 - March 1, 2025 from 8 am to 5 pm. Recreation Area gate may close due to poor road conditions.
  • Recreation Area Closed for Father's Day Car Show.

​Dogs: Dogs are welcome at any time! Please keep them leashed (maximum length 6 ft.) and pick up after them. Dogs are not allowed in the buildings. Before you decide to bring your furry companion, please consult the event schedule - certain events are loud and may cause your pet undue stress.

DIRECTIONS to Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI