Brighton Recreation Area
Brighton Recreation Area provides a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. The area has several miles of trails available for equestrian riding, mountain biking, and hiking.
Brighton Recreation Area provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use. The area has a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. Brighton Recreation Area has several miles of trails available for equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking. Oak forests, thick hedgerows, and open spaces blend on the uplands while grassy marshes, shrub marshes, and dense swamp timber mark the lowlands.
Brighton Recreation Area is home to gorgeous lakes including Bishop Lake, Appleton Lake, and Murray Lake. Murray Lake and Bishop Lake are perfect for fishing and spending time in nature.
Bishop Lake Beach is surrounded by gorgeous greenery and biking and hiking trails. You can lay on the peaceful beach as your kids play in the water or on Jump Island. Bring some burgers or hot dogs and use the public grills and picnic tables to take a break from the sun. If you get bored, start a game of volleyball at their beach volleyball court steps away from the water.
Jump Island is located on Bishop Lake and offers the ultimate inflatable water park experience. It features an inflatable iceberg, inflatable slides, runways, and more that give you the ability to balance, walk, run, or slide on water. Ticket and reservation information, rules, height requirements, and hours of operation can be found at michigan.gov/DNRwaterparks.
The Bishop Lake boat launch is located on the northern side of the lake. You can drop your canoe or kayak right into the lake. Drop your vessel and enjoy the 119 acres of Bishop Lake.
Appleton Lake boat launch is located on the southwest side of the lake with 10 parking spots available. Easy access to drop your canoe or kayak right into the lake.
Bishop Lake Campground Office offers kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards available for rent. You can rent them for 2 hours, 4 hours, or all day. They provide life jacktets and vessels are first come, first served.
- 4947 acres
- Boat Rentals
- Cross Country Skiing
- Disc Golf
- Equestrian Camping
- Fishing, Pier
- Metal Detecting
- Mountain Biking
- Paddle Sports
- Swimming, Beach, Boat Launch
- Cabins & Lodges
- Sheltered picnic area
Cabins & Lodges
6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI, USA