View Full Version : Silver Lake Sand Dunes

12-15-2009, 02:16 PM
Snowmobiling over to Lake Michigan on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes December 09

12-15-2009, 02:28 PM
Nice pictures 38 more days for me :-)

12-15-2009, 11:22 PM
how on earth were you allowed to ride the dunes ? I was told they were closed !

12-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Nice pics - Love seeing them - only 2 weeks until our first major trip!

12-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Thanks...the dunes are closed for ORV Nov1-March31. We've had some rain this week so the dunes are back to sand.

12-16-2009, 01:49 PM
the dunes are closed for ORV Nov1-March31.

But not December 9th? Confused...

12-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Thats awesome! Ive never ridden there but that 3rd picture looks like that could be taken in Hawaii!!! The water, sunny day, the sand doesnt look like ice just water washed over the sand. Send that to a magazine that should be on a cover!

12-17-2009, 10:47 AM
Thanks...the dunes are closed to all wheeled vehicles...

12-17-2009, 03:38 PM
so do you go in through the entry gate , or are you sneaking in ? I have friends in the area so it would be cheap for me to ride for a day in the dunes . any special permits needed besides a MI trail Pass ? state park sticker ?

12-17-2009, 04:49 PM
We access from private property .I guess you could go in from the lake side. You still need a trail permit anywhere you ride off private property.

12-17-2009, 05:41 PM
Videos of riding on the dunes are on my page at http://www.youtube.com/silvrlk

12-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Are the dunes open to ATVing in the summer time? Also, How big of an area is that for ridin?

12-18-2009, 08:35 PM
is it legal to ride there ?

12-19-2009, 12:07 PM
Yes, the dunes are open for atv's, motorcycles, dune buggies, trucks, hummers, razors, etc. from April 1st-October 31st each year. You need a flag and the state park stickers. There are approximately 2,000 acres of sand dunes, 3 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. They are the only dunes east of Utah that you can drive private motorized vehicles on. Our local chamber web site is http://www.thinkdunes.com

12-19-2009, 10:40 PM
Great pics.I love riding the dunes in the summer.I have even seen sleds there in the summer water skipping the water holes

12-24-2009, 01:38 PM
WOW beautiful pics great videos also.