PINCKNEY RECREATION AREA
Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience. Pinckney Recreation Area provides a wide variety of activities for the park visitor in its three major use areas: Silver Lake Day Use area,, Bruin Lake (a modern campground) Bruin Lake Campground Events and the Halfmoon Day Use facility. The landscape, a terminal moraine area, was formed during the last glaciation period.
Concession is located in the Silver Lake day use area.
Pinckney Recreation Area Glenbrook Yurt(800) 447-2757 1 site(s)
Pinckney-Blind Lake Rustic(800) 447-2757 10 site(s)Rustic Site, Vault Toilet, Walk-in Sites
Pinckney-Bruin Lake Modern(800) 447-2757 186 site(s)Boat Launch, Electrical Service, Fishing, Modern Restrooms, Swimming
Pinckney-Crooked Lake Rustic(800) 447-2757 25 site(s)Boat Launch, Fishing, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
There are two public beaches, one at Silver Lake and one at Halfmoon Lake. The Bruin Lake beach is only open to campers.
Boaters and anglers will find great opportunities on the many lakes throughout the recreation area. There are improved boat launches on Bruin, Halfmoon, South, North, Joslin and Portage lakes. Unimproved ramps are located on, Crooked, Gosling, and Hiland Lakes. There are hand-carry access sites onto Sullivan Lake and Pickerel Lake. The chain of seven lakes can be accessed from Bruin and Halfmoon.
Boat rentals are available at Silver Lake from Memorial Day to Labor Day for row boats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks and your-motor-on boats for fishing. Reservations are available by calling Hell Canoe and Kayak Rentals at 734-878-2233.