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9679 W. State Park Road Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Mears, MI 49436 Approximate Size: 2936 (Acres)
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Silver Lake-Modern
(800) 447-2757
200 site(s), $27/$16 ($16 is off season)
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
 
Silver Lake-ORV Trail
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Silver Lake State Park is almost 3,000-acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. One of the park's biggest draws is the 450-acre off-road vehicle area.

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Mac Wood's Dune Rides, miniature golf, boat and bicycle rentals, canoeing, golfing, area shopping and sight-seeing are all popular activities in the Silver Lake vicinity. For additional things to do and see, please visit the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Silver Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, or the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association.

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Silver Lake State Park is an almost 3,000-acre park in Oceana County along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared to a desert. Silver Lake State Park contains more than four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and boasts a large sandy beach.

In 1919, Carrie E. Mears donated 25 acres of land for park purposes. The park's boundary was dedicated in 1951 and a master plan was officially approved in 1964. Now, nearly 2,000 acres of sand dunes are available for exploration and hiking. One of the park's biggest draws is the 450-acre off-road vehicle area. But, because of the high demand, it requires a special set of rules. Please review rules and regulations of ORV use in the state of Michigan and the more specific requirements of using an ORV/ATV in Silver Lake State Park before participating in this activity.

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