Island Lake Recreation Area

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Island Lake State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Island Lake State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Island Lake State Recreation Area
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Livingston County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Brighton, Michigan
Coordinates 42°29′11″N 83°43′51″W / 42.48638°N 83.730833°W / 42.48638; -83.730833Coordinates: 42°29′11″N 83°43′51″W / 42.48638°N 83.730833°W / 42.48638; -83.730833
Area 4,000 acres (1,600 ha)
Visitors 1.09 million (in 2008)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=462&type=SPRK

Island Lake State Recreation Area is a state-run park in Green Oak Township, Livingston County, near metro Detroit in Michigan. The 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) park lies on the Huron River just downstream of Kensington Metropark with which it is also connected by a bike trail. It is the 3rd busiest park operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with visitation of 1.09 million in 2008.[1] The park is easily accessed as it lies near the intersection of I-96 and US-23. The park has a group campsite and a canoe-in campsite, several miles of hiking and biking trails, a shooting range, swimming and a couple of small lakes. It is the only Michigan park to have a hot air balloon launch area.

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  1. ^ Crumbling state parks threaten tourism Mich. needs $341M for 200 repair projects, Mark Hornbeck and Charlie Cain, Detroit News, April 23, 2009

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