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Silver Lake State Park

Mears, Michigan


9679 W State Park Rd
Mears, Michigan 49436
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 237
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.67803
Longitude: -86.47303

Elevation: 634' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this campground to be able to experience the dunes with our Jeep. Our site (#20) backed up to the road but we were on the lake side of the campground. Great location. Site was dirt, back-in and offered electric only. Roads are blacktop and easy to navigate but there are a couple of sharp corners. Showers were clean and well kept. We saw the ranger drive through often. Our 32 ft Class C was somewhat out of place as this is mostly a tent & camper campground. No cell service with T-Mobile but we had it when we drove towards Mears for firewood 3-4 miles away. Few amenities for glamping but lots of activities and kid-friendly. Silver Lake was warm (mid August) and we used our inflatable stand up paddleboards for the first time. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If going to the dunes, listen to the locals and deflate your tires! Several ice cream shops and firewood for sale very nearby.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on a site on the water side of the park with beautiful views of the sunset over the dunes. This was a destination for us as we used our Jeep Wrangler tow vehicle for off-roading on the dunes. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't have your own dune capable vehicle there are dune rides and Jeep and ATV rentals available.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here again the end of July. We were here last year too at the same time (see review immediately below). This time we were on the lake side of the campground. This side is extremely tight! Hookups were good. The only issue is the dump station is in the other campground on the other side of the highway, kind of a pain to drag the gray water tote across the highway. The area is all sand, so you better love sand if your in the area. Lots to do in the area, and the town is within walking distance from the campground. For the price it was a decent stay. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is the first time we have ever stayed at a state park. It was how I expected it to be. Not much other than a place to park the trailer and have a fire, nothing special. No grass, all dirty sand. We were on the other side of the road away from the lake. The rangers would do there usual walk around. Nothing more than just a presence to be seen. Within walking distance to town and attractions. Only a short drive to the sand dunes. Next time we go we will probably stay in a full service campground even though it may be $20 more a night. Very fun area! We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in site 228, in the section across the road from the lake. The campground for the weekend was full every night, very heavily used. But we were surprised at how calm it was, especially after dark. We were concerned that with all the ORVs & 4x4s, that it may be a bit rambunctious, but it was VERY quiet after dark and pretty normal during the day. The park maintains strict control over ORV use inside the campground - not allowed unless road licensed. The restrooms and showers (separate from the toilet area in separate rooms) were not spotless due to the heavy use, but fairly clean (sand is everywhere). One complaint we do have is that multiple vehicles are allowed on each site, so the access roads were very tight and crowded with all the vehicles (even beyond the ORVs) - getting some large units in and out could be a bit tough. Unit across road was very shaded, no grass, but large sites. The unit near the lake had trees but not as thick, so some grass, but sites were much tighter. You can walk to the nearby town for basic food, hamburgers, go-carts, etc. You do hear some of the noise from the road that runs between the two units - it is heavily traveled by the ORV traffic heading to the dunes.The park also has a beach & day use area, a boat launch, off-site parking for extra vehicles & trailers, and within the campground along the lake front, a nice large grassy area with benches for kids to play and to sit and watch the activity on the lake & the sunset. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice CG in a great location. CG is right on Silver Lake and the Dunes of Lake Michigan. Plenty of activities for the whole family with the lake and the dunes right there. Beautiful sunsets over Silver Lake. Our site had a great view of the lake, and was less than 200' feet from the shore. The town area is a short bike ride away, as is the lighthouse on Lake Michigan. The CG is very full in the summer, with plenty of families and kids around. We rented a pontoon boat and spent a day at the beaches by the dunes. We had a great time exploring and climing the dunes I recommend the Jeep tours on the dunes. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park! We had a site with a great view of Silver Lake (#6). The sites are close together, but it did not seem that we were on top of our neighbors. The sand dunes are the major draw at this park. There are 3 sections (commercial dune ride, hiking, and personal ORVs). Also Little Sable Point lighthouse is in the park area along Lake Michigan ($2 adult, $1 child to climb). The rest rooms were very well maintained. However the showers could have been hotter. We will be back! We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rating of excellent only if you stay across the street from Silver Lake. Those sites are shady and large. The sites in the portion of the campground that are next to the lake are small and noisy. Lots to do in town. Swim at Silver Lake or on the beach at Lake Michigan. There is a river for fishing and a lighthouse to explore. We will be going back! We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

There are two sections of this campground. One section on the lake and another across the road. Right across the lake from the dunes with great views. Busy campground with many off road vehicles due to the dunes. Can be noisy at times, sometimes early in the morning. All sites are shaded, some are larger than others. Little or no privacy. No alcohalic beverages are allowed. There is a nice beach at the campground or you can drive to the lighthouse where there is a fantastic beach on Lake Michigan. If you don't have your own off road vehicle you can ride the dunes via Mac Woods Dune Rides ($15) or rent dune buggies at one of the rental sites. Silver Lake is a place with lots to do putt putt golf, go carts, shops or just walking up in the dunes. Nice sunsets. We always have a great time here. We camped at Silver Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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