Silver Lake Dunes
It's ALLLL About The Sand

Ahh Silver Lake Dunes-Fun, Sun and TONS of glorious sand. What a gorgeous place to spend a day or a weekend-there are so many things to do!  Sand dunes, sparkling beaches, shriek-inducing dune rides...what are you waiting for, let's go!

The first thing I notice about Silver Lake is the palpable energy of the place.  I can feel the revved up, absolute buzz of the area.  Jacked up jeeps and trucks with their flags flying and coolers packed head out to the staging area to begin their day of fun in the sun and sand.

It's a blast to simply people watch near the circle drive downtown.  Loud vehicles showing off is a constant spectacle.  You can't help but have a fun time and everyone seems giddy to get out on the dunes! 

We recommend planning a bit before heading to Silver Lake.  If you are bringing your own vehicle for the dunes there are lots of regulations so check here

If you are going on a dune ride, expect your wait to be around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the time of year.  We did not book ahead off time, just show up.  There are covered areas to wait with bathrooms and a gift shop. Be sure to have water with you.

Be sure to book your hotel or campground early as Silver Lake Dunes is a busy place in the summer! We will be out on the dunes this upcoming year in a jeep so we will post more info on that soon!

When Are The Silver Lake Dunes Open for the Season?

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are open April 1 to October 31, Open 9 am to 8 pm until May 1. May 1 to Sept 15 9 am to 10 pm, Sept 15 to Oct 31 9 am-8 pm.  So there you go!

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Silver Lake Beach

We really enjoyed the beach during our stay.  It was very clean with restrooms and shade trees.  Lots of places to walk and explore too.  We brought lunch in a cooler and relaxed under the trees.  Lots of areas for kids to play and be kids!!

Little Sable Point Lighthouse

287 N Lighthouse Dr, Mears, MI 49436

The Little Sable Point Lighthouse is 115 feet high and one of the tallest working lighthouses on Lake Michigan, visible for 19 miles. In continuous operation since 1874, it is a guardian to ships that pass the Silver Lake Sand Dunes at Mears, Michigan.

The lighthouse is now open for tours!  Call the State Park for dates and hours of operation.  

Restaurants

Silver Lake Road has a few small restaurants including ice cream, pizza and snack shops.  Just take a drive around the area to see what looks fun!  

So if you are searching for a heart pounding quad, buggy or outdoor adventure, Silver Lake Dunes in Michigan is for you.  There is so much to do! Plus there are at least six campgrounds in the area so start planning your trip today!

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