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6360 Chilson Road Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Howell, MI 48843 Approximate Size: 4947 (Acres)
Phone Number: (810) 229-6566 Unit Map
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center) Location Map/Directions
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Alcohol RestrictionsBoat Rental
Cross Country SkiDisc Golf
EquestrianFishing
Fishing in the ParksGeocaching
HikingHunting
Metal DetectingMichigan State Park Explorer Program
Mountain BikingPaddling
Pet-Friendly AreaSwimming
Watchable Wildlife
Barrier-free FacilitiesBeach
Beach HouseBoat Launch
Cabins & LodgesElectrical Service
Group Use AreaModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
PlaygroundRustic Site
Vault Toilet
Brighton Appleton Lake-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
25 site(s), $12
Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton Bishop Lake-Modern
(800) 447-2757
144 site(s), $20
Barrier-free Facilities, Boat Launch, Boat Rental, Electrical Service, Fishing Pier, Hiking, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Modern Restrooms, Mountain Biking, Sanitation Station, Swimming
 
Brighton Murray Lake-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
25 site(s), $12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Equestrian
(800) 447-2757
19 site(s), $17
Equestrian, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Group Use Area
(810) 229-6566
1 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757
5 site(s), $50-$80 per night
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Bishop Lake Hiking Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Barrier-free Facilities, Fishing Pier, Modern Restrooms, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Equestrian Trail
Trail Length: 18.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Equestrian, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Kahchin Trail
Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Modern Restrooms, Vault Toilet
 
Brighton-Murray Lake Trail
Trail Length: 9.00 (Miles)
Mountain Biking
 
Brighton-Penosha Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Brighton-Torn Shirt Mountain Bike Trail
Trail Length: 5.10 (Miles)
Hiking, Mountain Biking
 

Park Management Planning
Visit www.clearzoning.com/clearzoning-clients/brighton-recreation-area/ to learn more about the management planning process currently underway for Brighton Rec. 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. Also the home of the Brighton Rec Area Riding Stable.

Brighton Recreation Area Events
Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events


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 forest, thick hedgerows and open spaces blend on the uplands while grassy marshes, shrub marshes and dense swamp timber mark the lowlands.

Location: Take I-96 to exit 147 at Brighton. Go west approximately six miles to Chilson Road, and drive south 1 1/2 miles to Bishop Lake Road to the park.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Brighton Recreation Area

 
 

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