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Island Lake Recreation Area

Park Entrance: 6301 Kensington Rd,
Brighton, MI 48116
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Eco-Friendly
Family-friendly
Open Year-Round
Description
A 4,000-acre park in Livingston County that offers an "up north" experience without leaving southeast Michigan. The terrain is a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. A metal detecting area, swimming beach, wildlife viewing, paddle-in camping area. Island Lake is the only balloon port in the state park system. Balloons usually take off in the early morning or late evening, depending on the wind and weather.
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Island Lake Shooting range at Island Lake Recreation AreaSun sets over Kent Lake.Children playing on a wide sandy beach at Island Lake Recreation AreaCanoe rental at Island Lake Recreation Area.
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