General Info & Maps
BRIGHTON STATE RECREATION AREA(810) 229-6566
6360 Chilson Road
Howell, MI 48843
The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase.
Campground Office: 8am-10pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon. Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am.
SUPs, canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals are available.
Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use
You may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in the Bishop Lake day-use area April 1–Sept. 30 without written authorization of the park manager. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed.
Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. No animals on the beach.
Special Camping Rules
Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. Horse required for the Equestrian Campground. Fireworks are not permitted.
Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!
Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.
Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise
“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.
Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation
Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275.
Overnight Lodging Facilities
Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping.
Reservations can be made by visiting midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757). For more information, visit Michigan.gov/StateParks.