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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Visit Beautiful Silver Lake State Park
People who love adventure are happy when they choose Silver Lake State Park as their vacation destination. This 3,000 acre park is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, with Mears being the closest city. Over 2,000 acres of the park are sand dunes and the rest is mature forest land. Within the park you’ll find hiking trails, an ORV area, fishing, swimming, boat launch, lighthouse and campground.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV Area
The northern-most area of Silver Lake State Park is dedicated to off road vehicles. These dunes are the only ones east of Utah that allow private motorized vehicles from April 1-October 31. T 450 acres for ORVs make for an exhilarating ride, but care must be taken as the dunes shift with the wind and are constantly changing. Check with the Michigan DNR site for more information, such as rules and a map of the Silver Lake State Park ORV area.n.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Just south of the Silver Lake State Park is the Little Sable Point Lighthouse.
It’s part of a group of lighthouses within a 30-mile region that includes Big Sable Point at the Ludington State Park and the North Breakwater Light in Ludington.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse is open for tours from late May until the end of September. There is a pathway that leads from the parking lot to the lighthouse, allowing those in wheelchairs to access the light.
Camping at Silver Lake State Park
For more information about Silver Lake State Park, please contact the tourism bureau:
Silver Lake Sand Dunes – Hart Visitors Bureau
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.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Parks, home of the sand dunes along Lake Michigan.
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!