Silver Lake Resort is located on State Highway M-95, just north of Channing, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Nestled within hundreds of miles of state forest hunting lands and near numerous lakes, the location is ideal for hunters, fishers, and families looking to spend some quality time with nature.
We are located just 19 and a half miles from the Ralph Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEMS), which offers some of the best grouse hunting in the United States.
Silver Lake Resort sits only 6 miles from the Porterfield Lake Motorcycle Trail, a tight, technical 38-mile long offroad stretch with multiple loop options. ORVs on nearby county roads are permitted.
We're just west of snowmobile trail #5. In addition to our restaurant and convenience store, we currently offer premium non-ethanol gasoline.
Silver Lake Resort offers amenities and services for campers and non-campers alike:
Channing, located minutes south of Silver Lake, began as a railroad junction called Ford Siding (due to its location on the Ford River). In 1892, a post office was established and named Channing, after John Parke Channing, a mining engineer who had surveyed the area. The post office continues to serve ZIP code 49815.
Immediately North of Silver Lake once stood the town of Floodwood, which began as a lumber settlement on the Milwaukee and Northern Railroad. Floodwood featured a post office until 1905. The town's structures, including the post office and railroad depot, have been lost to time.
Sagola, which is just a few miles south of Silver Lake, was formed in about 1885, when five Chicago men formed the Sagola Lumber Company to harvest pine timber in the area. The name was derived from the local Native American word for "welcome". A post office was first established there in 1889, and continues today to serve ZIP code 49881.
Source: Dickinson County Library
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