Bishop Lake Campground

Brighton State Recreation Area

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Bishop Lake Rd. Pinckney, MI 48169 810-229-6566 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 42.5055, -83.8441

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Overview of Bishop Lake Campground

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: Michigan Recreation Passport

Number of Sites 144

Pad Type grass

Reservations yes

Elevation 885 ft / 269 m

Max Stay 15

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bishop Lake Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/23/2016
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/12/2017
Howell, MI
35' Forest River Wildwood xlte
Chevrolet Suburban
4 reviews
“Fun family camping”

Reviewed 7/29/2019

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 18
Overall Rating

I camp with my four daughters and we all love it. There's something for everyone. Fun trails through the woods that lead to playgrounds and the beach. Take a bike ride, go fishing. Rent a boat or paddle board. Floating island for the kids. Hiking trails, mountain bike trails. The campground is not so big that you feel lost but not to... more

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Keith would stay here again

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Dallas, FL
29' CrossRoads Cruiser
Ford F350 6.5' bed
1 review
“Great basic campground, open year-round. Sandhill cranes roam the park!”

Reviewed 9/12/2017

Nightly rate: $21
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 100
Overall Rating

We love camping at the Bishop Lake Campground during the off season. There are sandhill cranes that walk around eerily crowing, the campers are pretty spread out, and the bathroom is clean (and open year-round!). The lake isn't for swimming - fishing and kayaking only - but is beautiful to look at. The sites only offer electric with a ... more

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4 reviews
“Very nice, spacious sites”

Reviewed 6/23/2016

Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 34
Overall Rating
We choose the electric only site, was big on grass. Well marked , easy to access park. At the entrance has 2 dump stations with safe and unsafe water. Very close to Brighton, which is a cute town. There is a train track near by, but is not a problem at all. You'll need a DNR pass, which can be bought right there.
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Verizon 4G/LTE

Zsuzso would stay here again

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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