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Reservations 

CAMPSITES

Notice: Due to the issues we had with people driving right through campsite 42 and to make additional space in the day ride parking area we have moved campsite 41 & 42. Please see update map for the new locations.
 

SILVER CREEK AND ELY LAKE CAMPGROUNDS ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND

  • Year-round campsite fees at Silver Creek Campground and Ely Lake Campground are $17 per site per night (+ reservation & service fees apply when making an online reservation) 
  • Equestrian trail fees are paid separate from campsite fees
  • Campsites can be reserved through our reservation program for camp dates starting April 10th through October
  • Campsite reservations must be made at least 5 BUSINESS days (excluding holidays) prior to the camp date
  • Unreserved campsites are available to *walk-ins on a first come/first served basis at the campgrounds (see notice to walk-ins below); make payment using yellow envelopes/fee tube near the entrance. Campsite must be occupied with 24 hours of putting a tag (yellow envelope) up.
  • *NOTICE TO WALK-INS: 'RESERVED' signs for the upcoming week/weekend are posted to the site # post EARLY IN THE WEEK. If you arrive without a reservation prior to 'RESERVED' signs getting posted for the next weekend, the PARK RANGER MAY ASK YOU TO MOVE IF THE SITE YOU ARE ON WAS RESERVED AHEAD OF TIME; RESERVATIONS TAKE PRESIDENCE OVER WALK-IN CAMPERS. We apologize for any inconvenience!
  • Cancellations must be made 10+ business days prior to the camp date to receive a refund minus transaction fees. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the camp date
  • Off-season November through April 9th campsites are available first come/first served at the campground; make payment using yellow envelopes/fee tube near the entrance. Please note that the campgrounds are not staffed nor are the restrooms/roads maintained during the off-seaon
  • Silver Creek: all campsites have picket posts and are available for equestrian and non-equestrian use
  • Ely Lake: campsites 58 - 73 have picket posts however all campsites are available for equestrian and non-equestrian use
  • The reservation system is open year-round with the ability to make reservations one year in advance

 

 

 Campground Fee Chart

 
  
  
  
  
73
$17.00
  
75
$17.00
 
NOTICE TO WALK-IN CAMPERS (Campers who did not reserve a campsite through reservation system)
Unreserved campsites are available to walk-ins on a first come/first served basis at the campgrounds.
1.  Take a yellow pay envelope  
2.  Go through campground to find an unoccupied campsite and one that is not reserved.
a.  RESERVED' signs for the upcoming week/weekend are posted to the campsite # post early in the week.
                                                            i.      Walk-ins arriving prior to “RESERVED” signs getting posted will be asked to move if the site you are on is reserved. Reservations take precedence over walk-in campers (Check with Park Ranger)
3.  Once site found, fill out information on yellow pay envelope and place payment in envelope.
4.  Tear off tag on yellow pay envelope and place on campsite post, below the campsite #
5.  Take envelope with payment and put in pay tube located near the entrance of the campground.
 
Note/Caution: walk-ins must occupy the campsite within 24 hours of paying and putting up tag or tag will be removed.
 
 
CAMPSITE FEES & EQUESTRIAN TRAIL FEES:
 
Equestrian trail fees and campsite fees are paid separate from one another; there will be no discounted trail fees if you camp
  • Campsite fees are $17.00 per night/per site (additional fees are still in place when making a reservation)
  • If you are going to be riding on the equestrian trails, you will need to pay the $5.00 per horse per day trail fee using the pay tube at the campground or purchase a season pass for $25.00 (covers up to the allowed six horses on one campsite - season pass DOES NOT cover campsite fees)
  • Cancellations must be made 10+ business days prior to the camp date to receive a refund minus transaction fees. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the camp date


PAVILIONS

NOTICE: WEST SIDE PARK BEACH NORTH STAIRS ACCESS IS OPEN; PLEASE STAY OFF THE DUNES!

 

PAVILIONS can be reserved for the following time periods:

  • Half Day Mornings:  8:00am - 1:30pm
  • Half Day Afternoons: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Full Day: 8:00am – 9:00pm

CANCELLATIONS - THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLED PAVILION RESERVATIONS

BACK-TO-BACK RESERVATIONS on same day:

  • Parties who have reserved the first half from 8am to 1:30pm MUST clean and vacate the pavilion by 1:30pm
  • If pavilion and area are not restored to original condition and vacated by 1:30pm, additional charges may be billed to the person or group

THE PERSON OR GROUP reserving the pavilion will be held responsible for restoring the pavilion and area to its original condition. If pavilion and area are not restored to original condition, an additional clean-up fee will be billed to the person or group

PAVILIONS ARE OPEN FROM MAY - SEPTEMBER
  • Pavilions can be reserved through the reservation program (pavilion will be signed "Reserved")
  • Unreserved pavilions are available on a first come/first serve basis at no charge

 

 

 Pavilion Fee Chart

 
  
  
  
  
  
110 People$80$150
  
75 People$50$80
  
75 People$50$80
  
150 People$100$160
  
50No charge; available first come/first servedNo charge; available first come/first served
  
(2) 75 People$50$80

 

MAKING THE RESERVATION

 

NOTICE: WEST SIDE PARK BEACH NORTH STAIRS ACCESS IS OPEN; PLEASE STAY OFF THE DUNES!

 

RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE AND PAID USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:

  • Online with payment made by credit card (Visa/MasterCard)

  • In person at our office with payment made by cash, check (make checks payable to “Allegan County Parks”) or credit card (Visa/MasterCard)

  • Telephone with payment made by credit card (Visa/MasterCard): Call (269) 686-9088 

 

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

*Disclaimer - Due to an issue with this reservation programs inability to block out a full day when a half day is reserved for the same date or vice versa, we may need to contact you about rescheduling your pavilion reservation. Reservations will be made in the order they are received. We will do our best to make sure the system is up-to-date and only showing true availability. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
  
Bysterveld Park Pavilion*
Dumont Lake Park Pavilion*
Gun Lake Park Pavilion*
LittleJohn Lake Pavilion*
West Side Park Pavilion*
Ely Lake Campground Campsites
Silver Creek Campground Campsites

 

 

 Information

 
  
  
Map of Ely Lake Campground.pdf
  
PARKS OFFICE HAS MOVED.pdf
  
Policy - Campsite Reservations.pdf
  
Silver Creek Map - Updated.pdf
  
Ely Lake Campsite Size and Info.pdf
  
Silver Creek Site Size - Updated.pdf
  
  Allegan County Parks Commission