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Pinckney Recreation Area - Bruin Lake

8555 Silver Hill Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169-8901
+1 734-426-4913
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Great hiking trails by 2 different lakes, nice beach, camping and more

This is a sweet spot not far from Ann Arbor where you can enjoy nature and still have some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great for Kids!

Been a few times just with my wife and decided to take our (6) yes 6 great nieces and nephews. Was... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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8555 Silver Hill Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169-8901
+1 734-426-4913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sweet spot not far from Ann Arbor where you can enjoy nature and still have some amenities: snack bar, toilets, changing rooms, boat rental.

1  Thank betsyjbeckerman
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Been a few times just with my wife and decided to take our (6) yes 6 great nieces and nephews. Was a bit nervous lol. We had such a good time and made and had also Pre marinated and prepped most meals. The weather was...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Pinckney Recreation area as a whole is a group of Recreation areas focus toward disp[laying the beauty of the Park. Bruin Lake, is extremely clean and beautifulo. The water is clean and the beraches are slowly sloping making it fun for young kids that like...More

1  Thank Andre' C
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Pickney is a great state park, with a very large swaths of mature hardwoods, and some cedar groves mixed in as well among several lakes and streams. The varied topography gives the hikes some very good hills w/o becoming too arduous. I like to hike...More

3  Thank JimTheMiller
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed in the yurt over a late summer weekend. The yurt itself is very nice with beds for five or six, table and chairs, solar powered lights, and a propane stove (byo fuel). Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table and the...More

1  Thank mrd0t
Reviewed 7 September 2016

No day use here, only camping and boating, but looks like a nice campground. A Recreation sticker on your license plate is required for entry or else you have to pay.

Thank scholr27
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great swimming water, lots of shady sites. Bathroom/shower was clean enough though a bit shabby (one closest to the entrance, I did not use the further one). I hate to review a destination based on the people there, but we experienced lots of blasting radios...More

2  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

It was a great place for kayaking and camping, especially when the sun starts to set and you can see the cooking smokes from each camp site, floating to the same direction, when we climbed inside our tent, we can see thousands of stars blinking,...More

Thank Yilei2014
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We just got 2 paddle boards. Other than carrying them from the car to the water, good time. The beach is nice and clean. All of the people there were very nice. We had a great time. My wife takes the kids and their friends...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Well, imagine a cramped, littered, 24 hour super Wal-Mart parking lot, add some grass and trees, and so much smoke from the gazillion campfires you can barely breathe, screaming kids, barking dogs and more music than Nashville, and you might get the picture of this...More

3  Thank tampatyke
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13 June 2017|
Response from Andre' C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was 18 from before and I think it has not changed. To be on the safe side you may want to contact Michigan Department of Natural resources Park and Recreation division.