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.
Off-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.

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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  • with my family to drive car in sand and rent car how much cost for 4 to 8 hours to drive with my family  more »
  • We love the sand dunes, so much that we visit every year. Beautiful sunsets, huge sandbox to drive in and walk through. You can have lunch at the beach, kids can use the playground at the state park. ...  more »
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  • Silver Lake Park is a very fun beach. We visited the little sable lighthouse. The sand is so nice and the day we spent the was great! Lots of great pictures of the family. I'm sure glad we purchased the recreation passport. Michigan's Sliver Lake is one of our favorite vacation spots, it never disappoints! You should also visit the Mac Woods Dune Rides, that is located down the street from silver lake state park the dune rides are so much fun, they never disappoint either, so much family fun in this area!
  • Beautifully located and kept state park. Artistic sunsets. Standard facilities and a great campground (small lots mostly, the best are lakefront). Sand will got you all around. Mostly windy so plan ahead!

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