• Island Lake State Recreation Area

    • Parks & Recreation
    6301 Kensington Road
    Brighton, MI 48116
    (810) 229-7067
    (810) 229-1733 (fax)
    Hours:
    8am - 10pm 7 days a week. Headquarter hours vary (please contact the park).

    About Us

    Island Lake Recreation Area is home to one of seven DNR shooting ranges. The park has excellent canoeing, hiking & biking, fishing, and popular picnic shelters. Island Lake has the only balloon port read more
    • About

      Island Lake Recreation Area is home to one of seven DNR shooting ranges. The park has excellent canoeing, hiking & biking, fishing, and popular picnic shelters. Island Lake has the only balloon port in the state park system. Balloons take off in the early morning or late evening out of our Meadows Picnic Shelter area. The park also allows for metal detecting (restricted areas), as well as snowmobiling.
      Island Lake offers two rustic cabins to rent, as well as a group use area ideal to scout troops. We have a canoe-in only campground, as well as excellent hunting opportunities. Our paved trail connects into Kensington Metropark, and you can also access the Huron Valley Trail into South Lyon.
      Island Lake also has 4 boating access sites located at Lake Chemung, Woodland, Whitmore Lake, and Crooked Lake.

    • Highlights

      • www.mishoot.com/island-lake.html
      • www.midnrreservations.com
      • www.heavnercanoe.com
      • www.islandlakefriends.org
      • www.facebook.com/FriendsOfIslandLakeSRA
    • Media

    • Jobs

      State Worker (Seasonal)
      Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
      Island Lake Recreation Area is looking for enthusiastic candidates to fill our seasonal positions at the park. If you aspire to spend your summer outside, learn new skills, and make lifelong friends, this is the place for you. We are looking for people who take pride in the details and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Your summer job is waiting. Starting wage: $9.45/hourMay work up to ...read more

      Contact

      Bridget Harwood
      Phone:(810) 229-7067
      Fax:(810) 229-1733
      Accounting Assistant - Island Lake State Recreation Area
      Category: Accounting
      This position serves as Accounting Assistant to the unit manager and park supervisor in the administration of Island Lake State Recreation Area and four boating access sites outside the park boundary.  Island Lake offers recreational opportunities which include rustic camping in an organization campground, canoe campground, and two cabins; two busy beach areas, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, ...read more

      Contact

      Andrew Haapala
      Phone:(810) 229-7067
      Fax:(810) 229-1733
    • Whom to Contact

      • Andrew Haapala
        Phone: (810) 229-7067
      • Bridget Harwood
        12950 E. Grand RIver
        Brighton, MI 48116
        Phone: (810) 229-7067
        Fax: (810) 229-1733
    • Directions

      from I-96, exit 151. Head south