Silver Lake State Park

  • Drag racing update

    On July 29, 2021, Gov. Whitmer signed into law PA 75 of 2021 exempting Silver Lake scramble area from the restrictions contained in the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code (MCL 257.626a). While drag racing is now a legal activity in this location, all other rules and laws still apply. Please note that grooming activities are suspended for the near future.

    Safety is our first priority. Tips for safely riding the dunes:

    • Always use or wear appropriate safety gear.
    • Maintain safe distances between vehicles.
    • Be aware of changing dune conditions.
    • Always maintain control of your vehicle.
    • Never operate above your skill level or capability of your vehicle.
    • Never operate a vehicle at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper or in a careless manner.
    • Spectators need to maintain a safe distance from vehicle in operation.

    For more information, visit the Silver Lake ORV website and the Silver Lake Facebook page.

  • About the park:

    Silver Lake State Park is home to 2,000 acres of sand dunes, including a 450-acre ORV scramble area, that has been a family-fun destination for generations. Help maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all visitors by reviewing the park's ORV rules below and the following best practices:

    • Wear a helmet.
    • Wear a seatbelt.
    • Maintain safe speeds and control of your vehicle at all times.
    • If modifying a vehicle, make sure safety features such as roll bars are included.
    • Respect our natural resources - pay attention to signage indicating boundaries and protection efforts underway.

    Dates & hours:

    The ORV area is open April 1 - Oct. 31

    • April 1 - April 30: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • May 1 - Sept. 15: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Sept. 16 - Oct. 31: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Please note: Access to the ORV area and dunes is stopped ½ hour ahead of closing time each evening.

    Required documentation:

    All motor vehicles entering the Silver Lake State Park must display:

    Connect with us:

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