Dune Rides in your ATV or ORV are popular at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, but many rules and regulations apply.
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Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Beaches & Parks
Silver Lake State Park is a 3,000 acre park along four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Unique to this park is the 450-acre parcel designated for off-road vehicles, and the access to both Silver Lake and Lake Michigan are an added benefit.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Benona Township Park
Cedar Point County Park
Cedar Point County Park is located between Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Pentwater off B-15. The highlight of this park is the multi-tiered steps that offer a spectacular view from the high bank. Follow the steps to the beach for great swimming, a picnic area, and restrooms.
Gale's Pond County Park
Gale’s Pond County Park is a must-see for nature lovers. Wildlife and a variety of birds are in abundance as you walk the marked trails among the woods. Picnic tables, bridges, and boardwalks are unique features of this park, located at Fillmore and 112th Avenue, five miles southeast of Hart.
Hart Area Veterans Memorial County Park
Hart Area Veterans Memorial County Park is right on Hart Lake. In honor of veterans everywhere, three flags fly year-round–the American flag, Michigan flag, and the POW flag. A large, handicap accessible boardwalk, a monument to fallen veterans, and a jet from the Korean War make this an interesting and beautiful park.
Golden Township Park
Golden Township Park is located off Silver Lake Road, just north of Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Parking here is limited and facilities include portable restrooms.
State Park Pedestrian Beach
State Park Pedestrian Beach, on the west side of Silver Lake, allows you to enjoy the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Park in the pedestrian area parking lot and walk to the beach.
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park Campground Beach can be accessed by the general public, but a day pass must be purchased at the campground registration booth. Here you’ll find everything for a great day–sandy beach, picnic tables, pavilion, restrooms, boat launch, and a spectacular view of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
More About Silver Lake
The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.
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There's so much to do in Silver Lake! From hitting the dunes to camping out at the state park — it's an outdoor adventure for everyone.
Silver Lake/Mears not only offers outdoor fun all summer long, but the area is also host to many great festivals and events.
With more than 3,000 acres, the giant sandbox of Silver Lake is your hub for beaches, off-roading, swimming, and access to Lake Michigan!