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Decades of prevailing westerly Lake Michigan winds transformed a ridge of sand dunes over looking Silver Lake into 2,000 acres of spectacular, moving (living) sand dunes along four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Do as millions have done for decades, come to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes for the fun and return for generations.
Silver Lake State ParkSilver Lake State Park is unique because of the 450-acre parcel designated for off-road vehicles, and the access to both Silver Lake and Lake Michigan are an added benefit. The 107' Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Park, and it is open for tours from late May to late September. Rolling sand dunes, camping, hiking, fishing, and acres of forest make this park a vacation paradise.
ORV - Bring Your Own Dune Ride to the Silver Lake Sand DunesYou can ride the dunes from April 1 through October 31. Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park is one of the few areas in the country that users can still enjoy riding freely on sand dunes. For generations the nationally-known Silver Lake Sand Dunes have provided families with exciting memories of driving, riding and walking on these spectacular mountains of desert-like sand! Jeep tours, water sport rentals, golf, horseback riding, miniature golf, bumper boats and a go-kart track are just a few of the attractions that are available at Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
More Silver Lake Area Parks & BeachesIn addition to the Silver Lake State Park, there are other parks in the area worth visiting. And your vacation is not complete without checking out the various beaches around Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Points of Interest Near the Silver Lake Sand DunesThe paved Hart-Montague Bike Trail stretches for 22.5 miles over 225 acres between Hart and Montague. Opening in 1991, a local citizen bought the old railroad corridor for trail use and donated most of it to the State. Remove yourself from today's hectic world as you tour the Hart Historic District. Visit a 19th century church, whose basement houses the extensive "Seymour Rider Indian Artifacts Collection."
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Festivals & EventsAny season--any time--Silver Lake is where you want to be. We have listed our area events in our festivals & events story so you can see at a glance what's happening when. You can get event details by checking our calendar of events pages and selecting a specific month. There's always something fun going on, no matter what time of year. You'll never be bored in Silver Lake!
Some of Silver Lake's Top Events
- National Asparagus Festival
- Oceana County Fair
- Apple & BBQ Cook-Off
Friendly, Small-Town BusinessesWhen you visit a community away from home, it's typical to find yourself eating out, shopping, or looking for things to do. Silver Lake Sand Dunes merchants are happy to serve you with a smile! So, take some time and discover the many businesses ready to entertain you, or to provide you with a variety of services.
Quick Links for Silver Lake Sand Dunes Businesses
There's So Much to Love About Silver Lake Sand Dunes...