Island Lake Recreation Area
Island Lake Recreation Area is a 4,000-acre park in Livingston County that offers an "up north" experience without leaving southeast Michigan. The terrain is a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. Island Lake is the only balloon port in the state park system. Balloons usually take off in the early morning or late evening, depending on the wind and weather.
Location From I-96, take exit 151 (Kensington Road) and go south a half of a mile to the park entrance.
Driving DirectionsI-96 at exit 151 (Kensington Rd.) head S. on Kensington Rd. 1/2 mile to Park Entrance.
For Visitors...The things to do at Island Lake Recreation Area are bike riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, water sports, winter sports and wildlife viewing. Visitors taking a west Idaho vacation can find camping spots or lodging facilities here.
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