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 us remove invasive shrubs from the edges of prairies. Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain to allow all of the neat native grasses and wildflowers to thrive.

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!