Island Lake State Recreation Area, Brighton

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Island Lake Recreation Area offers many different recreational opportunities!

The park features:

An organizational campground ideal for scout troops

2 rustic cabins that accommodate twenty people each

4 miles of paved trail that wind through a variety of habitats. The trail also connects to Kensington Metropark and the Lyon Township Bike Trail

More than 14 miles of hiking/mountain biking/cross-country ski trails that weave through varied habitats

Canoeing and kayaking along 5 miles of the Huron River

Fishing and hunting

Metal detecting in designated areas of the park

Snowmobiling along unpaved trails

Swimming at Kent Lake Beach and Spring Mill Pond

Seven picnic shelters available for rent (4 electric and close proximity to modern bathrooms, 3 non-electric with hand pumps and primitive restrooms)

One of the nation's most modern and safest shooting ranges

The Meadow picnic area is the site of the only hot air balloon port in the state park system

Operate 4 boat launches that include Woodland, Chemung, Crooked Lake, and Whitmore Lake
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  • We really enjoyed Island Lake. Great place for people and dogs. We went on a week day so it wasn't too crowded. Got some quality time in the woods and in the Trout Lake. However my leashed dog and I e...  more »
  • We went looking for lovely park to stretch our legs and we found it! Lots of people using the paths and open areas. Fishing, running, biking, etc. Great outdoor space.  more »

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