Free, monthly ORV Safety Classes Offered at Silver Lake State Park Starting March 14

Free, monthly ORV safety classes offered at Silver Lake State Park Starting March 14
Free, monthly ORV safety classes offered at Silver Lake State Park Starting March 14
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan -( Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that, beginning March 14Silver Lake State Park will offer free, monthly off-road vehicle safety classes one Saturday per month through October.

All classes will begin at 9 a.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • March 14 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • April 18 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • May 16 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • June 20 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • July 18 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • Aug. 1 (All Seasons Outdoor Show, Oceana County Fairgrounds)
  • Sept. 19 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)
  • Oct. 17 (Silver Lake State Park headquarters)

Silver Lake State Park’s headquarters is located at 9679 W. State Park Road in Mears (Oceana County).

As one of the premier ORV destinations in Michigan, Silver Lake State Park is offering the ORV classes to keep riders safe and introduce new riders to the sport.

“Our staff believes education is one of the best ways to keep everyone safe,” said Silver Lake State Park Supervisor Gregory Sherburn. “We are very excited to offer this opportunity and we look forward to building the park’s reputation as an ORV education destination.”

In Michigan, all riders under 16 years of age are required to complete an approved ORV safety course and carry the Michigan ORV safety certificate with them at all times while riding on public lands. Staff from Silver Lake State Park and Silver Lake Buggy Rental, as well as several ORV community members, will serve as instructors for these classes.
For more information about the ORV safety classes, please contact Silver Lake State Park at 231-873-3083. To register for an ORV safety class, please visit

There is no charge to participate in the ORV safety classes, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Silver Lake State Park.

A Recreation Passport grants vehicle access to any Michigan state park, boat launch, state forest campground or nonmotorized state trailhead parking. Residents can purchase the Passport for just $11 ($5 for motorcycles) at the time of Michigan license plate renewal through Secretary of State. Forgot to check “YES” during renewal? Residents and nonresidents can purchase a Recreation Passport window sticker during regular business hours at state parks. Learn more about how the Recreation Passport supports state parks and local outdoor recreation opportunities at

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