Pinckney Recreation Area

Pinckney State Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers, and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Over forty miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience. Pinckney is also a short drive from the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center in Waterloo Recreation Area.

Please be aware that Pinckney has over 11,000 acres and it is easy to go to the wrong location. The address for Bruin Lake Campground is 21237 Kaiser Road, Gregory, MI 48137. The Silver Hill address is for Pinckney Recreation Area Headquarters.

Pinckney Recreation Area provides a wide variety of activities for the park visitor in its three major use areas: Silver Lake Day Use area, Bruin Lake Modern Campground, and the Halfmoon Day Use facility. The landscape, a terminal moraine area, was formed during the last glaciation period.

Explore a 360° view of the Pinckney Recreation Area trails here.

Rent a canoe or kayak for the day. Paddle through ​Hell along a beautiful chain of lakes in the Pinckney Recreation Area.


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8555 Silver Hill Road
Pinckney, MI, USA
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