Silver Lake info - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 15th, 2014, 02:24 AM   #1
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default Silver Lake info

I have not been over there in a few years, I thought I read/heard they changed the voucher system. Did they?

Is it worth it to go on Labor Day weekend? I like to watch as much as wheel over there and have never been there on a busy weekend. How big of a pain will it be to get in?
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 15th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #2
Trail Junkie
iamfawkinwithyou
 
Trail Junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-01-05
Location: Zeeland, west of Grand Rapids
Posts: 31,901
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default

Can ya drive in or do you need to trailer?
Trail Junkie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:22 AM   #3
GREASYHANDS
Newbie
 
GREASYHANDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-16-09
Location: Ravenna
Posts: 13,866
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default

Trailer vouchers can back up quickly on busy weekends. Get there super early
__________________
Bare Bones Offroad
RIP FS4L
Pavement sucks
Meow
GREASYHANDS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #4
bbaXJ
Yooper In Training
 
bbaXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-06
Location: Fowlertucky, MI
Posts: 5,122
iTrader: (63)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bbaXJ
Default

It's a pain to get vouchers just cuz of the line, but once you have them it's relatively painless.
bbaXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 12:26 PM   #5
chevotass
Senior Member
 
chevotass's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-06
Location: goodrich
Posts: 6,783
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to chevotass
Default

deal with the voucher line on Friday morning. and you should be ok rest of the weekend.

I went up for the 4th. had a friend get me a voucher Friday morning. he spent ALL Friday morning in line. 4am til noon. I got a 11-1 voucher. never had a line more than 10-15 minutes the whole weekend.

voucher line is the same as always right now. gate opens for dune readys Friday at noon. supposedly you can start lining up at 6am. but 4th of july they were all playing line jumpers from midnight til 6am.

if you want a trailer voucher the gate opens I believe at 8pm Friday night for Saturday. and 8pm Saturday for sunday etc. the locals have this down pat. so if you go on a weekend I wouldn't even try for a parking lot voucher. not worth the time.
chevotass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #6
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

I will be able to drive my jeep in so no parking lot voucher needed. So if I go up Friday afternoon there's a good chance I might not get in the park on Saturday?
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #7
SANDVIPR
Yeeeee Haaaaw!
 
SANDVIPR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Holland
Posts: 7,735
iTrader: (59)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default

You'll be fine. Just try to get in line in the morning for the noon release. You can get your vouchers for the whole weekend at that time.
SANDVIPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 03:23 PM   #8
04PSD
aka Langford
 
04PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-07
Location: La Salle, MI
Posts: 1,302
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

If its an off weekend, you'll be fine. I picked up a few dune-ready vouchers at 5pm Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, they still had a pile left. Holiday weekends, that's a different story.
04PSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #9
Sol Goode
Obama Nation!
 
Sol Goode's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Curt1656 & Scooters love castle
Posts: 14,529
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

Make sure you have a V8.
Can't climb any of the hills without that.
__________________
#YOLO
#meballsohard
Sol Goode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #10
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04PSD View Post
If its an off weekend, you'll be fine. I picked up a few dune-ready vouchers at 5pm Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, they still had a pile left. Holiday weekends, that's a different story.

I plan ongoing Labor Day weekend. And wanted to work Friday and head over there after work late Friday afternoon. Maybe I should plan on taking Friday off too.
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #11
bbaXJ
Yooper In Training
 
bbaXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-06
Location: Fowlertucky, MI
Posts: 5,122
iTrader: (63)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bbaXJ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilinsonlevi View Post
I plan ongoing Labor Day weekend. And wanted to work Friday and head over there after work late Friday afternoon. Maybe I should plan on taking Friday off too.
Unless you have someone to pick up vouchers for you, I would try and get there early. If you show up after the fact you're likely to get stuck with 3-5pm or worse.
bbaXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #12
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

That's what I was afraid of. How many vouchers can a single person get? I'm going with a group, maybe I can one person to go way early.
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #13
bbaXJ
Yooper In Training
 
bbaXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-06
Location: Fowlertucky, MI
Posts: 5,122
iTrader: (63)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bbaXJ
Default

I haven't been there for a couple years, but it was always 2. If I'm wrong hopefully someone will know if it's been changed. Probably Hancho, he knows everything.
bbaXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 04:15 PM   #14
wilinsonlevi
Team Thumbs Up
 
wilinsonlevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-08
Location: marlette mi
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (45)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

They need a bigger entrance.
wilinsonlevi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #15
chevotass
Senior Member
 
chevotass's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-06
Location: goodrich
Posts: 6,783
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to chevotass
Default

2 per person.
chevotass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #16
GREASYHANDS
Newbie
 
GREASYHANDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-16-09
Location: Ravenna
Posts: 13,866
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default

If your dune ready you shouldn't have much of a wait at all.
__________________
Bare Bones Offroad
RIP FS4L
Pavement sucks
Meow
GREASYHANDS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #17
chevotass
Senior Member
 
chevotass's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-06
Location: goodrich
Posts: 6,783
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to chevotass
Default

ill be there labor day weekend . pick me up a voucher
chevotass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #18
fordbronco
nanna
 
fordbronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-11
Location: Marlette/Flint
Posts: 6,914
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default

I've never been to Silver Lake. I've got to get over there sometime soon.
fordbronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #19
04PSD
aka Langford
 
04PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-07
Location: La Salle, MI
Posts: 1,302
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

1 per person, 4 per vehicle max for each day.

For Labor Day, if you're not circling and ready to jump in line by 6 am, you may not get one, or at least one for a decent time slot. Especially if the local pd doesn't enforce the "no lining up before 6" rule...

Last edited by 04PSD; July 15th, 2014 at 08:16 PM.
04PSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #20
barry1me
Just another day
 
barry1me's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-09-06
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 3,027
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Levi.....get a solid game plan put together for vouchers now(get someone to get in line at 4-5am on friday or do it yourself) or plan to pay someone some money for decent vouchers. I have given up on holiday weekends due to the voucher wait.
barry1me is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.22334 seconds with 82 queries