Office of the Eaton County Sheriff 



Sheriff Tom Reich

Sheriff Tom Reich
1025 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517-543-3512 or 517-372-8217


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Optimist Youth Park

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Charlotte Optimist Youth Camp

The Optimist Youth Park is a joint venture between the Eaton County Parks Department and the Charlotte Optimist Club.

This park is intended to provide youth groups of all types and ages in the area with access to a four-season natural area for

day use or overnight camping that involves a minimum of travel.

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  • Field Trips
  • Hiking
  • Nature Study
  • Bird Watching
  • Pit Toilets
  • Sledding
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Camping (tent/bunkhouse)

$10 use fee per group         

Park Brochure

Directions to Optimist Youth Park
Take M-50 to Kinsel Hwy. (two miles north of Charlotte). Travel approximately one mile west on Kinsel. The park is located

just west of the intersection of Kinsel and Wheaton Hwys. on Kinsel Hwy.


All groups must be supervised and accompanied by adults (sponsors, leaders, parents, etc.) and must make reservations.

Reservations are handled through the Eaton Federal Savings Bank in downtown Charlotte . For an application form and rules/checklist, please click on the following link:

For questions or additional information about the Charlotte Optimist Youth Park, please contact: Mr. Don Jones at (517) 256-5957 and/or visit

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