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Silver Lake / Pinckney State Recreation Area

Pinckney, Michigan

Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. It is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. 

Over forty miles of multi-use trails and remote campsites provide a superb backcountry experience.  The park’s 11,000+ acres and 20 lakes offers a wide variety of activities in its three major use areas: Silver Lake Day Use area, Bruin Lake Modern Campground and the Halfmoon Day Use facility. 

The landscape, a terminal moraine area, was formed during the last glaciation period.  In the 1800s, locals built a sawmill, gristmill, distillery and tavern along Hell Creek. Soon after, a summer resort opened. 

After the resort failed, the state appropriated funds during the 1940s and ’50s to acquire the land to build a state park.  Silver Lake day-use area serves as the park’s center of activities. In addition to a picnic area, it has a large swimming beach with changing rooms and showers. 

Also available are rental facilities for kayaks, canoes, SUPS, and rowboats. Visitors also can enjoy a playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a fishing pier, as well as access to a number of trails.


Venue Details

Charles Scharlau
Stage Director/Course Setter

Training Notes: Coming in Bulletin 3

Restrooms: Valut Toilet

Embargoed: No

First Start: TBD Bulletin 3

Course Close: TBD Bulletin 3

Time Limit: N/A – Practice

Latest Weather Information
Silver Lake / Pinckey State Recreation Area​
2:29 am, May 28, 2024
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Pressure Pressure: 1008 mb
Wind Wind: 6 mph
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Visibility Visibility: 0 mi
Sunrise Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset Sunset: 9:03 pm


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