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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 SkiingDisc Golf
Fishing in the ParksGeocaching
Metal DetectingMichigan State Park Explorer Program
Mountain BikingPaddlesports
Pet-Friendly AreaSwimming
Watchable WildlifeWinter Camping
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), $13
Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Brighton Bishop Lake-Modern
(800) 447-2757
144 site(s), $21
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), $13
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
(800) 447-2757
19 site(s), $18
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), $55-$86 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 Skiing, Equestrian, Vault Toilet
Brighton-Kahchin Trail
Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Skiing, 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 Skiing, Hiking
Brighton-Torn Shirt Mountain Bike Trail
Trail Length: 5.10 (Miles)
Hiking, Mountain Biking
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 140 at Latson road. Take Latson road south to Chilson Road. Continue south on Chilson road to Bishop Lake road.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Brighton Recreation Area


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