Welcome to Island Lake!

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Island Lake State Recreation Area, located near I-96 and Kensington Road between Brighton and Novi, was established in 1944 and has over 4,000 acres that provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Huron River, which is a significant natural and
cultural resources corridor, runs through the park.

The Park has 23 miles of marked, designated use trails for recreation and fitness activities. Land and water trails connect to three other State Recreation Areas, two Huron-Clinton Metroparks and numerous local parks. The park is historically and culturally significant as the first Dodge Park and as a location for a Spanish-American War encampment. The park contains scattered prehistoric sites, old farmsteads and graveyards. The park is located along land and water transportation routes utilized by Native Americans and early settlers.

Whats's Happening at Island Lake

Get Involved in 2019!

Thank you to our members, the many volunteers...

Get Involved in 2019!

Thank you to our members, the many volunteers...

The Friends Blog

Island Lake is for Everyone.

At Island Lake, we believe our woods for everyone, our trails...

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PADDLE-PEDAL at Island Lake SRA June 16th!

Saturday, June 22nd
Noon to 4:00

Join the Friends of Island Lake Recreation Area on a paddling...

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First Day Hike – Thank you!

We were excited to see over 100 folks at our New Year's Day hike Island Lake Recreation Area....

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