Note: This is not an official NOHVCC event – See information in bold text below The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a tour of the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area on August 13, 2018. The event will kick off with a tour of the area on machines provided by the Michigan DNR or machines that you bring for the ride. The tour will be followed by lunch (provided) with additional opportunities to interact with DNR Staff and Silver Lake Recreation Area sponsors. It will also be an excellent time to learn more about the Silver Lake Dunes. After lunch those wishing to do so will have the opportunity to rent machines from one of several nearby companies or use their own to ride the dunes. This part of the day will be unguided. Those wishing to use their own machine after lunch must register their vehicle(s). Essentially, all vehicles used during the ride will be required to display an ORV License ($26.25) AND an ORV Trail Permit ($10) which can be purchased together online here. In addition, any vehicle entering Silver Lake State Park will be required to display a Recreation Passport. Non-Resident Annual Recreation Passports can be purchased online here, short term Passports can be purchased onsite. The pricing structure is: $32 for an annual non-resident Passport, $9 for a daily non-resident Passport. Michigan residents can visit here for more information. Click here prior to your visit to make sure your vehicle is properly equipped. While this is not an official NOHVCC event – you can click here to register. Availability will be limited, so act quickly! IMPORTANT: While those who are participating in the NOHVCC Annual Conference on a NOHVCC travel grant are invited to attend – any nights lodging and any meals added (over those that NOHVCC typically provides for participation in the NOHVCC Conference) will be at the participant’s expense. NOHVCC will allow anyone utilizing a NOHVCC travel grant to schedule air travel (if otherwise necessary) that allows for attendees to take part in the DNR tour, provided the travel otherwise complies with NOHVCC’s standard travel grant rules and procedures.