Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the trail to the Grand Sable Dunes north to the beach along Lake Superior to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety.
Walt Loope Retires
Contact: Bruce Leutscher, 906-387-2680
Dr. Walt Loope, long time friend of the National Park Service, has retired after 37 years of federal service. Walt began his career as a seasonal ranger at Canyonlands National Park in Utah from 1972-1977 where he worked at all three districts of the park. He was the second ranger to ever serve at the remote Maze District, succeeding a ranger who had been in the position for just a month. From 1978 to 1982 he served as range conservationist on the White River National Forest in western Colorado and on the Manti-LaSal National Forest in Utah.
Did You Know?
The Grand Sable Dunes are a federally designated Research Natural Area. The five square miles of dunes are an unusual glacial kame terrace with overlying dunes caused by fluctuating lake levels over the centuries. The dunes are located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Grand Marais, Mich. More...