Campgrounds Around Silver Lake in Michigan

Campgrounds Around Silver Lake in Michigan
Silver Lake is on the west coast of Michigan, and Silver Lake State Park is located between it and Lake Michigan. Silver Lake is a popular all-sports lake bordered by sand dunes where the public can drive ORV vehicles. The dunes are the main attraction of the area and there are several campgrounds around the lake that provide access to both the dunes and lakefront.

Silver Lake State Park Campground

Silver Lake State Park Campground is located on the southwest side of Silver Lake, where it is less then a five minute walk to the lakefront. There are 200 campsites set in the wooded landscape adjacent to the lake. The sites include electrical service, a picnic table and fire ring, as well as modern restroom buildings. The park is 3,000 acres and features many recreational opportunities, including hiking trails, ORV trails and fishing, as well as a swimming beach and hunting area.

Silver Lake State Park Campground
9679 W. State Park Rd.
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-3083
michigandnr.com

Sandy Shores Campground

Sandy Shores Campground is a 200-site facility with a private beach on Silver Lake. The camp sites are set back off the lake in an old growth of pines that provide shade and privacy. Amenities vary by site, with some including water and electric, and others a sewer hookup. There is a commons area in the center of the campground that includes a bath house, laundry facility and in-ground pool, and a large private beach with a boat dock and fishing pier. There's also a large playground and fully stocked camp store. ORV vehicles are welcome; the entrance to the ORV park is less then a half mile away.

Sandy Shores Campground
8595 W. Silver Lake Rd.
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-3003
sandyshorescampground.com

Hideaway Campground

Hideaway Campground is located just a block south of Silver Lake's west end, with 215 camp sites. The campground offers sites of several sizes and amenities that include primitive, electric and water and full hook-up sites, as well as a pull-through for large RV's. The facility is mostly wooded and includes a bath house, laundry rooms and camp store. The resort's activities include volleyball, an arcade and playground, as well as planned activities for children and adults. Hideaway is located adjacent to Silver Lake State Park and by road guests can access the park where they can hike the dunes or visit the lighthouse.

Hideaway Campground
9671 W. Silver Lake Rd.
Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-4428
hideawaycampground.com

Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

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