Silver Lake State Park, Mears

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Silver Lake State Park is a 2936acre state park in Michigan, located on Lake Michigan near Mears.It is composed of mature forest land and over 2000acre of sand dunes. The park is 1.5mi wide and 3mi long and is divided into three segments: The northern area is an all-terrain vehicle park, and is the only dunes area east of Utah where a private motorized vehicle may be driven from April 1 through October 31. The middle of the park is a non-vehicle area (The Walking Dunes), and the southernmost section is leased to a private operator.The Little Sable Point Light is located just south of the park.Facilities and activitiesOff-road Vehicle TrailsSwimmingHiking. Fishing: Anglers can try Silver Lake for walleye, northern pike, crappie and bass.Boating PicnickingCamping: The campground offers 200 modern campsites.HuntingMetal Detecting: Metal detecting is permitted in designated areas of the park. Found items are subject to review by park staff and may be retained pending further investigation.Photo gallery image:Testhill.JPG|The second largest of the dunes, Test Hill, as Mount Baldy is the highest. image:Silver Lake Dunes Michigan 1.jpg|Silver Lake dunes from Lake Michigan
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  • Sand bottom lake with sand dunes .Great time for families.camping,hiking, fishing,dune bugging.Light house near,Fresh fruit locally grown.  more »
  • We stayed out on the dunes all day! We brought shade canopies and our barbecue grill. We had lunch by Lake Michigan. We drove on the sand dunes and watched other drive and play in the sand. Great fami...  more »
  • Where the strange views of Silver Lake, Lake Michigan, and sand dunes. Was watching gathered here and there during the sunset hours, sinking into Lake Michigan sunsets from the sand dunes. Since the time the sun sets on his jacket.
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  • Silver Lake is a gem in the Michigan state park system. It encompasses huge sand dunes, four miles of beaches, a large, lovely lake, and a lighthouse. The park has more than four miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. The easiest place to get to is at the Little Point Sable Lighthouse. That beach is small, but you can practically drive your car right up to the lighthouse (again, there is a fee to enter this area - show your receipt if you already paid.) The beach by the lighthouse is also pet friendly. The other areas near the shore are harder to get to as you'll likely have to walk or take your ORV.
  • Awesome dunes nice beach. Went to check the area still some snow on the ground but still a great hike! They also have dune rides in summer
  • One of the best places to go on vacation in the midwest. Awesome community and the dunes are amazing. The duners may seem intimidating but in reality we are all just awesome people that know how to have a good time and most of us will gladly take you for a ride.
  • Silver Lake is ideal for ATVs and off-roaders. There are ZERO hiking trails at this state park. The campground is crowded with a lot of ATVs, Jeeps, Pick-ups, etc. and is not a very quiet quaint place. We ended up driving up to Ludington to get away and enjoy the peace and hiking available.
  • It is great for a family to go together you'll have lots of fun and laughs and options to go other places that are close by
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