Silver Lake State Park (Michigan)

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Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake Dunes Michigan 2.jpg
Silver Lake Dunes
Map showing the location of Silver Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Silver Lake State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Golden Township, Oceana County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Mears, Michigan
Coordinates 43°40′43″N 86°30′40″W / 43.67861°N 86.51111°W / 43.67861; -86.51111Coordinates: 43°40′43″N 86°30′40″W / 43.67861°N 86.51111°W / 43.67861; -86.51111
Area 2,000 acres (80.937 hectares)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=493&type=SPRK

Silver Lake State Park is a 2,936-acre (11.88 km2) state park in Michigan, located on Lake Michigan near Mears.

It is composed of mature forest land and over 2,000 acres (8 km2) of sand dunes. The park is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide and 3 miles (4.8 km) 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 the Mac Wood's Dune Rides for scenic dune cruising with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.

The Little Sable Point Light is located just south of the park.

Facilities and activities[edit]

  • Off-road Vehicle Trails
  • Swimming
  • Hiking.
  • Fishing: Anglers can try Silver Lake for walleye, northern pike, crappie and bass.
  • Boating
  • Picnicking
  • Camping: The campground offers 200 modern campsites.
  • Hunting
  • Metal 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.

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