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. 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.