Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Bishop Lake - Brighton Rec Area
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Bishop Lake - Brighton Rec Area is located in Michigan
42.502 N
-83.846 W
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9 Reviews of Bishop Lake - Brighton Rec Area
Fun with family and pets!

Nice lakes for swimming and can take your pet as well!  Big playground and nice bathrooms

Nice size sites for a state park

First thing that caught my attention is that sites are larger than most state park campgrounds. The bathrooms are standard state park stuff, but they are clean. Lake is a bit weedy, but trails are great for hiking. Remember, only electric at the state parks.

People are nice

Would totally go there again!

Ranger Review: Eclipse Equinox Hoodie at Bishop Lake Campground

Campground Review:

Bishop Lake is a great campground located in the middle of the Brighton Rec Area. The upper and lower campgrounds are both modern, with every site including electric. There are two rustic campgrounds as well down the road. When we went to go get a campsite (you can reserve online for an $8 fee) they told us that the upper campground would be the better choice, due to the heavy rain that had come through earlier. It was the perfect choice! Our campsite was spacious, with a few pine trees for shade. If you have a hammock, the outer edge of campsites would be perfect. Only downside to our campsite was the distance between the picnic table and the fire pit. The bathrooms and showers are in the lower campground, but it’s a 5 minute walk or 30sec drive to them. They were clean, stocked with toilet paper and the showers were warm. There’s a ton of hiking trails, a boat launch and boat rental, as well as the beach and inflatable water park. Overall a great little nature spot in the middle of the Brighton area.

Gear Review: As a ranger for The Dyrt, I sometimes get sent awesome gear that I could use and try for my upcoming trip. This time I got to try the equinox hoodie from Eclipse Sun Products ( This hoodie is super super lightweight, and the open sides allow for a nice breeze on hot days. Of course, their main feature is the 50+ UPF fabric used in not just the hoodie, but all of Eclipses sun products. I am a melanoma survivor, so having something lightweight, but protective, is so great. It’s one size fits all, and while it fits me great at 5’5, I have also heard from other taller people that it fits them great as well. It does the job well, and while I live in Michigan and it only got to about 75°, I could feel it keeping the sun off my skin. Totally recommend the equinox hoodie!!

Great place with a slight urban feel.

Easy location.  30 amp service.  Kayaking, fishing and kid friendly.

Awesome wife and i on one trip

The second trip was even better with another couple that were long time friends very laid back relaxing

Good family campground

This is a larger state park with full size sites for RVs. There is electric on each site along with fire rings and picnic tables.

Some good spots have some shade to stay out of the sun. The beach is pretty good for swimming.

The bathrooms are clean and the showers were warm.

Great for family fun!

Great campground. Bathhouse is always clean, staff is always smiling! Harvest festival during the month of October is our family’s favorite tradition! Site decorating contest, pumpkin carving competition, family dance party, haunted trail, trick-or-treating and so much more! Lots of trails to hike, all camping season long. Great fire pits and very spacious sites. Host site often has scavenger hunts and bird watching hikes for the kids.

First to Review
Great Camping for everyone!

This campground has many different activities to keep you well entertained, plenty of hiking trails, lots of lakes to fish, fish from your camp site if you are able to reserve a site on the water, there are canoe's to rent or bring your own. Swimming, and picnicking area's with modern bathrooms and showers. The campground has nice grassy soft sites, plenty of shaded sites. Modern bathroom with showers, they were unfortunately not clean all the time, and the showers did not have hot water for most of our visit so showering was not possible after the first night of a three night stay. This is why I gave a 4 star. Campground was quiet during our visit no loud campers. A short walk from all sites in the campground is a small play area with swings, ladder ball, and corn hole sets, you have to check out the balls, and bean bags from the office.