Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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Silver Lake Sand Dunes
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This is a state park along the coast of Lake Michigan located near Mears, Michigan. It includes shoreline along Lake Michigan and Silver Lake, along with many sand dunes.
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Sharon G
Bay Village, OH12 contributions
KNOW THE RISK
Aug 2021
Please be aware of how dangerous it is to ride ATVs on these sand dunes. It's tons af fun, fun, fun ... until it isn't. My sister is now in the hospital with a broken clavicle, broken ribs and collapsed lungs. Within the week since her accident, the hospital has admitted numerous other ATV accident victims from the Silver Lake dunes - one of whom is now paralyzed from his neck down. These accidents are so common that they ironically call them "Silver Lake Specials." I'm not telling anyone what you can or can't do, but KNOW THE RISK before you go. If you don't want to be one of the "Silver Lake Specials" with paralysis, broken ribs, head injuries or other vacation souvenirs, find another way to enjoy the dunes besides on an ATV.
Written August 22, 2021
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Rick S
Lake Orion, MI43 contributions
Fun, fun, fun
Aug 2021
Be careful and have a great time. Crowded on weekends. Beautiful park and very family oriented. Great place to check out exotic dune buggy and first generation Ford Broncos.
Written August 8, 2021
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Kim W
Minneapolis, MN3 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience...go!!
Jun 2021
This was on our bucket list. Worth the $, but make sure you make a reservation as July and August will get busier!
Written June 22, 2021
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Debra
2 contributions
You Are Not Welcome Here!
Jun 2021 • Family
We gifted our father for Father's Day for a different experience. This place did not disappoint. This was by far one of the most racist businesses we had the displeasure of visiting. I cannot recall such blatant evil and hate. It was obvious from our initial encounter that we were not welcome there and they were proud to let us know. We drove miles to get there and we didn't want to ruin our Dad's day, so we got through it alive, thank God. There were negative political signs hanging everywhere. That should have been the first clue. Why not hang a sign indicating who is not welcome to save others time and money. Needless to say, we won't be returning. Please know that we are going to share our experience so no one else will encounter what we experienced.
Written June 22, 2021
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Jim L
Midland, MI115 contributions
Go for a visit
Sep 2020
We climbed the stairs, not knowing what to expect. Once we reached the top, we kept going and exploring. It is well worth the stop.
Written September 14, 2020
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Krzys.Seweryn
Schaumburg, IL358 contributions
Wow only 4h from Chicago
Sep 2020
Apocalyptic Mad Max scenery with custom made cars and lots of sand. Hard to believe that such a nice place is here only 4h drive from Chicago.
We took snowboards, kites and or 4x4 and we use them all in one place. With good weather you could seat here all day. Whole day entrance cost $9 arrive early to get parking spot and bring lots of water and some snacks - you will be amazed
Written September 11, 2020
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Aapatros
Commerce Township, MI54 contributions
A blast!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Such a beautiful park. People are friendly and for the most part responsible. Definitely recommend starting small with a buggy before trying the advance stuff like the razors and atv’s. Can’t wait to return again!
Written September 1, 2020
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Blue
18 contributions
4 day stop
Jun 2020
We had a blast in the silver lake area. We camped on the opposite end of the lake in the state park. The water in both lakes was too cold to swim in early July. The dunes is a neat place to check out on foot or in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We opted to take our truck out onto the dunes. After spending about $125 on permits and a flag and hardware to attach to our bumper we were off. You are required to air your tires down to 15 psi. This takes some time before you go in but is necessary. We enjoyed driving down to the shore of Lake Michigan and sitting on the beach. We were able to go everywhere on the dunes that the atv Jeep and buggy’s could go. There is no alcohol allowed anywhere on the dunes. There is an air station about a mile from the exit of the park. We enjoyed the surrounding area of silver lake. There are a few local shops and eateries that were reasonable and what you would expect in a tourist area on Lake Michigan. We were there during the week and we were told we were lucky not to experience the weekend. Apparently it gets a little load a rowd. Dogs are allowed on the dunes as long as they are leashed.
Written August 7, 2020
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Bryan Grogg
11 contributions
What a Blast
Aug 2020 • Couples
Cannot say enough how much fun the dunes are. I saw every age of people having raw fun. Definitely will be back in the future.
Written August 4, 2020
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Lydia Swanson
Shelby, MI12 contributions
Winter Hike
Feb 2020 • Friends
My brother and I love to visit the dunes and take photos. Even in the winter it is a beautiful place to see!
Written February 13, 2020
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