Seasonal Lot Information
Seasonal Rate is $2,200 Plus Electricity:
Policies are subject to change without notice. Our management team strongly recommends that you read this information thoroughly and are in full agreement of the rules and policies prior to submitting your application.
April 15th through Sept. 30th. No camping allowed during off-season; this is a violation to our license and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). By Sept. 30th only your camping unit, deck and shed are to remain on the site. All other equipment such as boats, dune buggies, etc., are to be removed. Utilities (electric, water, garbage dumpsters and restrooms) will be available starting April 15th. The pool will be open Memorial Weekend through Apple Festival.
Site Occupancy Limit:
Seasonal lot holder shall be one couple or one *family (*consisting of husband, wife & your children living at home, who are unmarried and under the age of 25). One camping unit allowed on a site. Camping unit should be an RV (travel trailer, motorhome or fifth wheel) that is 10 years old or new. Anything older than 10 years will need to be approved by management.
Electrical / Commitment Deposits ($200 Total and Non-Refundable)
A $200 non-refundable deposit is due to guarantee a specific site. $100 of the deposit goes towards your electric bill. Any usage over the deposit will be billed to the site holder; any usage under the amount of the deposit will be refunded at the end of the season. If money is owed for electric, payment is due one month from the date of the bill. Each September, the $100 electric deposit will be due for the following year to guarantee your site.
The other $100 is a one-time deposit, this deposit will be used to pay any outstanding bills and will be refundable after the permanent departure of your site. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide you are unable to return as a seasonal siteholder and we have stored your camping unit, shed, and/or deck for the winter season, you will lose your $200 deposit as a storage fee.
The lot rent is $2,100 plus electricity. We require your first scheduled payment of $350 by March 15th. This first payment confirms your site for the season. If we do not recieve payment by this time, your contract will be void.
Payment Due Dates:
Payments are due the 15th of each month beginning in March; final payment is due on August 15th (please see contract for scheduled payments). Any late payments will be subject to a 2% finance charge ($2.00 minimum/$25.00 maximum).
Returned Check / Credit Cards:
A fee of $15.00 on all returned checks will be charged to the responsible party. Rent payment cannot be made by credit card. Make check or money order payable to "Silver Lake Resort and Campground".
Visitor Punch Card:
Each seasonal site holder will receive a punch card for 24 free visits for guests throughout the season; the punch card will remain on file at the office. Please notify the front desk by email, phone or in person to validate your visitor(s). The card can be used in lieu of paying for overnight guest. Standard overnight rates apply once the full card has been used. The punch card can also be used for guests staying in your trailer, even if you are not there. Please see below for details.
All guests must be registered at the office before entering the campground by the seasonal site holder. At this time you may use your visitor punch card or pay the nightly fee for each guest. There is no charge for daily visitors. Any guest who is found unregistered will be billed to the responsible lot holder and charged double the normal guest fees. The seasonal site holder will be responsible for any unpaid charges incurred during their stay. The maximum occupancy limit for a seasonal site is 8 persons.
Family using Your Trailer:
You must first notify management if a family member or friend is to use your trailer when you are not there, and they will need to pay a reduced lot rate of $25 for the site; immediate family members (ie parents, children, siblings) can use the visitor punch card instead. Visitors are to stop at the office to register all occupants, pay fees if you have not made prior arrangements, and receive a vehicle pass. Management does not promote this option and we expect limited usage by other family members and/or friends.
Three vehicles plus one camping unit is the limit on your site. All vehicles must be parked completely on your own site. Any additional vehicles or trailers may need to be parked in off-site parking; an off-site parking space can be reserved for $125 or $175 for the season. Any unloading or loading of vehicles needs to be done in the offsite parking area or your campsite, not in the road or on other campsites.
At no time will you be allowed to joy ride in the park. NO quads, 3-wheelers, mini bikes, or any other recreational vehicle are not to be driven in the park or adjoining restricted properties. Your street-legal dune buggy may be driven directly from your site and out of the resort, and upon returning, driven directly to your site. Revving of any vehicles will not be tolerated. Tune them at the dunes please! RC cars should be used in the back of the park and not on streets or lots.
Golf carts are allowed in the park. Proof of current liability insurance is required on all golf carts, and a copy must be on file in the office. Only licensed drivers may drive golf carts.
The gate allows one vehicle through at a time. The gate closes automatically after each vehicle. Each seasonal is issued two gate cards for entrance into the park during any time; additional cards may be purchased for $5. Note: During the off-season when the gates are no longer functional you are still welcome to come up and check on your trailer. Please park in the entrance parking lot and walk in. Seasonals who are permanently departing the park must return their vehicle passes and gate cards. Any unreturned passes and cards will be taken out of your security deposit. Vehicle tags are $2.50 and gate cards are $5.
They are to be placed on the rear-view mirror so they are visible from the office upon entry. These tags are for registered seasonal vehicles only.
LOT SET UP
Trailers and Hookups:
All trailers must remain mobile. Tires and hitches must remain on all trailers. Propane tanks must remain on the hitch of the trailer. No free standing or 100lb. propane tanks are allowed. All trailers must be properly maintained for safety and appearance. Tarps are not permitted in the summer season. Tarps over trailers are not recommended for winter storage; tarps tend to do more damage to the trailer than good. All trailers over 10 years old must be approved by management before being placed in the park.
Sheds must be less than 100-square feet and maximum 8-feet in height. Only one shed per site. Sheds must be prefabricated or factory built wooden/metal/plastic sheds. Homemade sheds are not permitted. Management must approve any electrical hook-ups. Please see diagram for placement. NOTE: No EZ-Up Tents to be used for vehicles or other items.
Decks are permitted, however, they must be approved by the manager before construction begins. They must set on top of the ground with no posts or concrete in the ground. All decks must have guards (railings) at least 36" high protecting any area of the deck which is over 30" above the ground. Open guards must have intermediate rails. All stairways of more than two steps and must have a handrail.
You are responsible for a campsite that is free of clutter at all times. You are also responsible for lawn maintenance and disposing of all trash in the proper receptacles. If you are unable to maintain your low or find someone to maintain it for you, you will be charge a site maintenance fee. All landscaping needs to be approved by management; knee high shrubs or flowers are allowed around your trailer only. At no time should any trees or bushes be planted anywhere on your site. Do not leave trash or food out on your site.
Garage / Dumpster Usage:
Campground garbage only please. This does not include home and lawn furniture, grills, bikes, appliances, carpet, wood, car parts, etc. These and similar items are to be taken home and disposed of properly. Grass clippings, leaves, and fire-pit ashes are to be put in plastic bags only and placed on the roads edge. Bags will be emptied onto a compost pile.
Lawn sprinkling is to be done at your discretion. We ask that you not water your site for more than 1 hour per day. Please do not water past 10pm or before 8am. No underground sprinkling systems are to be installed.
We are constantly trimming and pruning our trees to eliminate hazardous and dead limbs. If you see any please notify management. Do not take it upon yourself to trim trees.
You are responsible for winterizing your trailer and the sewer pipe. Please remember to pour at least 3 cups of antifreeze down the pipe.
Pets must be kept leashed when outside your camping unit and not left unattended at any time. You must ensure your pet is on a 6-ft. leash when walking your pet. YOU must clean up all messes - carry the proper items to clean up with or make use of the pet stations located throughout the park. Keep your pet on the road and off other guest sites when walking. Pets are not allowed in the pool area, bathhouse, camp store, or playground. Pets must not disturb other campers with barking or aggressive behavior.
Pool Rules and Hours 10 AM until 10:00 PM (or dusk)
No lifeguards on duty. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. No running, jumping, or rough play, i.e., dunking, riding shoulders, etc. Small inflatables are allowed in the pool as long as they don't interfere with other swimmers. Swimmers need to shower prior to entering the pool area and have proper swimming attire. Music is permitted as long as it is through the use of headphones. . Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while in the pool area. Children who are not yet toilet trained must wear swimming diapers or "swimmies". No food, alcohol or smoking in the pool area.
Alcohol Provision Statement:
Alcohol is a privilege in our park, not your right. It is important to us that our seasonal campers portray an image that is conducive to a friendly family environment. Alcohol is to be kept on your own site and in unmarked containers at all times. Alcohol is allowed in moderation and at no time will management tolerate abusive or disruptive behavior because of it. Alcohol is not allowed in or around the bathhouse, camp store, swimming pool and other public areas within the park.