Highland Recreation Area

5200 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383


Highland Recreation Area offers 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan. With trails to accommodate equestrian riders, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers, there's an activity for every season in this park.


Cross Country Ski

Equestrian: 14.9 miles of trails, riding rentals, a stable and equestrian camping. The Highland Trail Riders Association help to maintain the equestrian trails. Visit their website for events, trail updates and more.

Fishing: Two fishing piers are available in the park, one located on Alderman Lake and one on Lower Pettibone Lake. Shore fishing is very popular near dam sites and on all lakes in the recreation area.

Hiking: Nature trails abound at the Goose Meadow day-use area. More than 17 miles of trails are open for hiking.

Hunting: Hunting is allowed within designated areas of the park. Inquire at the park headquarters for information on areas closed to hunting and on regulations in state parks.

Mountain Biking: Approximately 15 miles of advanced trails are open to mountain biking with a variety of loops shared with hikers.


Snowmobiling: Check with park office for areas open to snowmobiling.

Swimming: A sandy beach is located on Teeple Lake.

Watchable Wildlife

Winter Camping


Highland-Bass Lake Modern Lodge
Highland-Group Use Area
Highland-Rustic and Equestrian


Highland-Cedar Creek Trail
Trail Length: 2.75 (Miles)

Highland-Equestrian Trails
Trail Length: 12.00 (Miles)

Highland-Foot Trails
Trail Length: 17.00 (Miles)

Highland-Mountain Bike Trails
Trail Length: 16.00 (Miles)



Picnic Area: Picnic tables and fire pits/grills.

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