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Highland Recreation Area is located in southeastern Michigan, close the towns and cities of Pontiac, Warren, and Brighton. Covering a vast area of nearly six-thousand acres, Highland Recreation Area encompasses everything likable about the great outdoors in Michigan. From its numerous lakes to fish and boat along to the endless woodlands and foothills to hike and spot nature, Highland Recreation Area has it all. The recreation area even boasts its very own National Natural Landmark in the form of Haven Hill. This area includes every one of southern Michigan's principal forest types within one small area.

With its outstanding natural beauty and recreational opportunities, Highland Recreation Area is the ideal place to take an RV rental in southeastern Michigan. Accessing the area with a rental RV is made even simpler with Highway 59 running nearby. Rent a camper near Highland Recreation Area and see what this natural haven has to offer. Search for an RV in Oakland County to begin your own Highland Recreation Area experience.

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Getting Outdoors

Playing host to many lakes, Highland Recreation Area is one the havens for anglers in southeastern Michigan. Fishermen and women have their choice of four lakes, all of which can be accessed from the recreation area. The lakes here are home to a wide range of freshwater game fish, combing sport with idyllic natural surroundings perfectly. Highland Recreation Area campers can try their hand at catching fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, northern pike, and many more. Lower Pettibone Lake even has its very own fishing pier, making casting your line even more comfortable.

Along with the plethora of fishing to be had at the Highland Recreation Area, lakes such as Alderman Lake, Lower Pettibone Lake, Moore Lake, and Teeple Lake are perfect for boaters. All of these lakes are home to boat lunches, making accessing the water a breeze - all year round. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are the most sought after boats here, their slow pace and maneuverability make them ideal for these waters. Those motorhome camping without boats of their own can head to Boundless Boat Rentals nearby to the lakes. Here, visitors can rent a range of water going vessels to enjoy out on the lake.

It is not only the lure of the waters that bring visitors in their droves to the Highland Recreation Area. The vast swathes of rolling foothills, grasslands, and woodlands offer the perfect environment for hiking and nature watching. There are over 17 miles worth of trails here, some for hiking and others for cycling and equestrian use. The sheer size if this recreation area allows there to be trails for all fitness and skill levels, from beginners right up to the most experienced hikers and riders.

Camping at Highland Recreation Area

Those RV camping at Highland Recreation Area will find limited sites within the recreation area itself. There is a small campground located here, but there are no hookups provided on-site. Facilities here include a vault toilet, horse corral, picnic tables, and fire rings. Setting up camp here will allow campers easy access to all the recreation the park offers.

An alternative to camping directly within the recreation area is to venture a little further south to the Haas Lake Park RV Campground. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookups are provided here. Facilities include a dump station, laundry service, flushing toilets, a general store, and RV storage units. There are many pull-thru sites here, meaning all size rigs are welcome.

Exploring the Area

The town of Pontiac is only a short drive away from the Highland Recreation Area and makes for the perfect day out and sightseeing trip. The Sealife Aquarium in Pontiac in one such day out, one that is perfect for all ages. This is the state's largest aquarium and is home to a wide range of oceanic wildlife for everyone to see. Highlights of the Sealife Aquarium include blacktip reef sharks, green sea turtles, and cownose ray. Many kid based events are also held at the aquarium, making the perfect place to visit for the little ones.

As you're looking for somewhere to cool off on those summer days, Pontiac is home to the Waterford Oaks Waterpark. This waterpark includes numerous waterslides, swimming pools, and water features. All of this makes for the perfect day out for the family. The waterpark is also overwatched by a team of lifeguards, meaning that parents can be safe in the knowledge that their children are able to use the pools safely.

Another family fun day out to be had is at Legoland Discovery Center in Pontiac. This is the ultimate Lego experience for children and those young at heart. Along with the Lego fun, the center is also home to several different enjoyable experiences and rides for the whole family. These include the Kingdom Quest, a ride that takes visitors around a make-believe fairy kingdom. There is also the Lego 4D cinema, showing all kinds of 4D movies for the children and families. This is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

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