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Bruin Lake - Pinckney SRA

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State Park

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. Over forty miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites


18 Reviews of Bruin Lake - Pinckney SRA

Ratings Breakdown

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EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 20, 2022

Excellent for the Location

Other than a few campsites being muddy, most of them are grassy and very comfortable. Close to the lake is the best spot to be!

Month of VisitJune
Emily M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2021

Nice Area

The beach was a very nice place to spend the day. The lake was very warm and the swimming area had a nice depth gradient to satisfy good and not-so-good swimmers. The water was clean and the texture of the lake floor was comfortable for wading. There are flush toilets at the beach with a concession…

  • Recreation area behind the beach
Month of VisitAugust
Samantha C.
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2021

We love Pickney SRA

We usually stay at Bruin Lake in Pickney SRA but take day trips to silver lake and Pickney state park! The parks are clean and there is tons to do!


Bruin Lake - Pinckney SRA is located in Michigan


From US-23: Exit #49 North Territorial Rd. Travel west 11 miles to Dexter Town Hall Rd. Turn right on Dexter Town Hall and travel 1 mile north to the park entrance. Turn left on Silver Hill Rd. The park office is past the booth on the left. Please be aware that Pinckney has over 11,000 acres and it is easy to go to the wrong location.


8556 Silver Hill Rd
Pinckney, MI 48169


42.42283915 N
84.04309675 W

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