Current Island Lake Recreation Area Events
Weekly nature programs at Michigan state parks and recreation areas


Select Michigan state parks, recreation areas and fish hatcheries offer weekly interpretive events, including educational, historical and stewardship programs. Schedules are updated bi-weekly.

Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that is starting to take over in this neat prairie remnant. Removing this plant will improve habitat for native species.

Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help keep our Meadow Unit prairie remnants and adjacent oak woodlands beautiful and full of native plants. Join us as we pull scattered Japanese hedge parsley and spotted knapweed.

Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff! The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!