Sliver Lake Camping Experience
Lazy mornings swimming at the beach, afternoons strolling through town, roasting marshmallows around a campfire in the evening, and nights spent under a starry sky …
Oh! And add in a full day or more of non-stop fun riding, hiking, and touring the Silver Lake Sand Dunes …
Sound like a good vacation to you? If so, it’s time to start booking your Silver Lake camping getaway!
The Silver Lake area is one of the most beloved camping locations along the Lake Michigan shoreline — and rest assured, there’s a camping experience for everyone here. Whether you prefer primitive sites with just your own tent as shelter, a campground resort ideal for RV travel and family fun, or something in between, we’ve got you covered!
To help you decide on the best campground for your trip, we’ve organized our area campgrounds by the primary type of camping they tend to accommodate. Just keep in mind that several campgrounds offer a range of lodging options, so they may overlap. Just click the links to learn more about the sites and services each campground offers.
What Type of Camping Experience Are You Up for This Summer?
Rustic Tent Camping
If you love to embrace nature and aren’t really interested in extras or activities, we suggest booking at either Silver Lake State Park right here in town or Enchanted Pebawma Lake Campground near Walkerville.
Both campgrounds offer electric/water options if you’re interested, but in general, the sites are rustic. Just keep in mind that Silver Lake State Park is in town, so you’ll also be close to the action of the area.
Family Adventure Camping
Camping families can especially benefit from campgrounds that office activities, amenities, and events. Silver Lake area has a host of family campgrounds and resorts like this, including:
- Silver Lake Resort & Campground
- Hideaway Campground Resort
- Dune Town Camp Resort
- Sun Retreats Silver Lake
- Holiday Camping Resort
- Silver Hills Campground
- Vacation Station RV Resort
Many of these locations offer pools, playgrounds, sports courts, and more. Some even have outdoor movie nights, fun family events, holiday activities, arts and crafts days, etc.
Camping on the Water
Camping near the water is a unique experience that many guests are particularly looking for. Imagine being able to walk down to the lake first thing each morning, swim or fish at your leisure during the day, and hear the lapping waves as you sleep.
If you’d like a site on the water while you’re in Silver Lake, we recommend:
- Dunes Harbor Family Camp (on Holiday Lake)
- John Gurney Park (on Hart Lake)
- Sandy Shores Campground (across from Silver Lake but with private beach access you can easily walk to)
Sometimes, you just want a camping trip that’s “no kids allowed.” If that’s your vibe this summer, try Val-Du Lakes Campground. “Val-Du” caters uniquely to adults with their on-site bar and grille and frequent live music events that they host throughout the summer.
Camping Just not Your Thing?
Not to worry! The Silver Lake area boasts a number of hotels, motels, resorts, and cottage and cabin rentals to accommodate all types of visitors. Come take advantage of all that the Silver Lake area has to offer while staying in style!
Book Early to Nab the Best Sites.
Campsites at all of our area campgrounds tend to fill up fast — especially for big holiday weekends. So, to ensure you get the ideal site for your trip, book as soon as possible!
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