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Silver Lake Dunes August 5th-9th

Since it wont let me change the dates on the old thread I will make a new one.

Come for all of it or come for some of it. I will be there from 2:30pm on Wednesday Aug 5th through Aug 9th.

I will be in a Non-Electric site and I will be making my reservations tomorrow (6-8-09). I will tell them we are a group from Ranger Forums. Just say you are with that group and they will put us all in the same area.

The rates for the campground include one unit, 2 adults, and 2 vehicles. It is $7 per additional adult. If you wish to have 2 units per site they charge you for an additional Non-Electric site and wave the charge for additional adults.

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SILVERLAKESTATE PARK OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AREA
9679 W State Park Road
Mears, Michigan 49436
Information: 231-873-3083

Hours
May 16 - Labor Day it is open 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.



Camping is at SILVER LAKE JELLYSTONE PARK

SILVER LAKE JELLYSTONE PARK™
8239 W. Hazel Rd.
Silver Lake, MI 49436
Call (231) 873-4502

Costs!

Camping

Electric
$36 Sun - Thurs
$42 Fri - Sat

Non-Electric
$33 Sun - Thurs
$37 Fri - Sat


A few members are staying at Hotel due to bad backs, or GF that dont like camping or because they are women!


The hotel is located across the street and down about a 1/8th of a mile from the camp ground.

we are staying at:

Silver Sands Resort

Website: http://silversandsresort.net/

Rates:

Weekends from $115
Sunday - Thursday: from $95


8446 W Hazel Rd
Mears, MI 49436
Phone: 231-873-3769





State Park Entry
An annual pass to all Michigan State Parks is $24; a daily pass is $6. Non resident are $29.00 per year and $8.00 per day. Senior annual passes for $6.00. An ORV pass for vehicles (also required for access) costs $16.25 and is good for a full year. Non-residents will also need a "Sportsmans Pass" which is $1 and is good for life. The ORV pass can be purchased with CASH only. The ORV pass and Flags are available at any gas station in town.

State park permits must be purchased at the park. I would suggest cash because if there is no one at the gate you must purchase one from a ranger that is roaming the park.


Orange Flags are $20 and MUST be mounted on the front of the truck. Mounts are available for under $20 from the same places that sell the flags.


Go-Cart ridding so bring some extra cash to waste! LOL

You are responsible for your own camp site.

Responsible for your own FOOD!!!!!

You need a flag, orv sticker, and state park pass to get into the dunes.... ORV sticker and State park can be bought at the Dunes.

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Wow those camping prices are ridiculous
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thats not 37 a night is it? And when it says fri-sat do we have to leave on sat or sunday before noon or whatever?
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yes it is $37 per night, hence why i got a hotel, it was like $30 more for a hotel, and i didnt have to bring a tent and camping stuff
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Yeah bump that I'm going hotel too then
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ya if i go again i think im gonna camp at a hotel lol
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Yeah the camping prices are high but the only place cheaper is the state park and they are fully booked and they dont allow alcohol.

Personally I'll take the camping. $37 for camping is better then $70 a night for a hotel. Remember this is peak season, part of the reason its so expensive.

The check out time is 1pm I believe.
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Heres the web site for the motel: Silver Sands Motel

Heres their rates:

Summer: Weekends from $115
Sunday - Thursday: from $95
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holy crap!

i paid $79 for the first night and $39 for the second night....i think
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holy crap!

i paid $79 for the first night and $39 for the second night....i think
Haha I paid $71 for 4 nights! We got lucky and hit the last weekend of the spring rates. We also got a stay 3 nights, get the 4th free.
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We should pitch a few tents and camp out!
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To the Minnesota guys:

Im leaving St Paul at 3:30AM on Wed Aug 5th. I will be speeding through Wi, I want to get out of there as quick as possible (even though I will be moving there a month to the date after this). Last time it took exactly 11 hours both ways. If Ace is coming we will be making a stop on the south side of Chicago before we hit Indiana. Blhde said he maybe coming so we may make a stop in Rockford too.

Hopefully we can get there at 2:30, have camp set by 4 and be on the dunes by 4:30!
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Sounds good. Whats your definition of "speeding"?
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Sounds good. Whats your definition of "speeding"?
idk i locked the cruise in at 78 and only slowed down at constructions sites lol
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Sounds good. Whats your definition of "speeding"?
In WI the max speed is 65. In areas where I can see the median and under bridges I was going about 72-75. In areas where cops may like to be hiding I was doing 69 on the dot. Ive gotten pretty good at picking out where cops like to hide. Its rare that they surprise me anymore.

Oh and in Chicago the speed limit was 50...traffic was doing 70. I wouldn't try to do anything less then that or you will probably die.

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idk i locked the cruise in at 78 and only slowed down at constructions sites lol
haha yeah. When I ran up to Luddington I was doing 78-82, construction zone or not. There was no workers around and there want even work being done to the road. I hate when theres a construction zone and theres nothing being done.
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What i like about Mi is it is on 45 if there is workers on the site.
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thanks for the info Matt. I guess I'm going to camp. I thought about a hotel for a second till I saw the prices lol. In the non-electric camp area are there still like washhouses and crap? just wondering cause I'm bringing the girlfriend and thats a major deal lol.
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thanks for the info Matt. I guess I'm going to camp. I thought about a hotel for a second till I saw the prices lol. In the non-electric camp area are there still like washhouses and crap? just wondering cause I'm bringing the girlfriend and thats a major deal lol.
yes at jellystone they have pretty decent showers. they are single shower stalls that fit 2 perfectly
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I think I might just offer to cook for everyone this time. It seemed to work out that way last time ne ways. Me, Aaron and Sarrah will be going up Wednesday night again and bringing the trailer.
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Anyone got an extra tent I could borrow?
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already lol too early for me to tell
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anyone from ohio goin??
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i found a nice pop up camper for 1200 bucks im tempted to get it lol
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I have a pop up camper FYI
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Toy hauler is where its at lol
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