Silver Lake State Park is a 3000-acre park in Oceana County bordered by Lake Michigan. 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 parks 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 parks 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.The campground is closed for winter. Information about winter camping opportunities is available on the DNR web site.
Fishing, beach, boating, ORV scramble area, picnicking, hiking, metal detecting, hunting, atv riding, swimming
Electric hookups, modern restrooms, boat launch, beach house, picnic shelter, dump station
Online reservations available at http://www.midnrreservations.com/presult.aspx?ParkID=60
Modern campsite: $16-$27 per night
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Reviewed by Tiffany413 on June 17, 2011
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Campground itself was nice, beach was nice and it was good entertainment watching the ORVs on the dunes, plus the town is really nice also. What I didn't care so much for was the people that just enjoy driving their loud vehicles around the campground or running them late into the night. Quite hours would be nice to have enforced also since it was loud some nights until early in the morning
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