Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area

Consisting of nearly 5,000 acres of rolling woods and meadows interspersed with lakes, streams and marshes. There are several campgrounds, beaches and hiking and mountain bike trails. The majority of the area is open to hunting, fishing and most winter activities including snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Bishop Lake beach offers an ADA accessible path which will allow all of our visitor’s access to the lake for swimming and several of our new picnic areas. We have added a sand volleyball court and horse shoe pits. The park also offers canoe,kayak and paddle boat rentals. Bishop Lake boat launch now offers an ADA accessible EZ Dock launch. The park also features complete equestrian facilities, including a riding stable with rental horses, campground, staging area and 18 miles of bridle trails. Metal detecting area. Pet friendly shoreline.

Brighton Recreation Area Web Site

Contact Information


6360 Chilson Road

Howell, MI 48843

Driving Directions

Reservations: (800) 447-2757

Phone: (810) 229-6566

Location of Brighton Recreation Area

Map of Michigan

Brighton Recreation Area Events

Brighton Recreation Area - Adventures in Stand Up Paddleboarding - Howell

Date: 06/25/16 - 08/27/16

Brighton Recreation Area - Hovercraft Races - Howell

Date: 09/24/16 - 09/25/16