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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.

    The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.

  • Changes in compendium

    The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »

2014 Junior Rangers

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Proudly Presents

2014 Junior Rangers
(in order of completion)


Congratulations to all of our Junior Rangers! We are proud to have so many young people willing to make the effort to learn more about the parks and our environment. Their new knowledge will help all of us to take better care of the world! New Junior Rangers are always welcome...the challenges are tough, but the effort is what makes it worthwhile!

If you have completed the Junior Ranger Program, but your name does not appear here, please send a message to e-mail us to us know.

Did You Know?

North Manitou Island Beach

North Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is located in the pristine waters of Lake Michigan about 8 miles off the Northwest part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It's 15,000 acres, managed as wilderness is Backpacking Heaven! More...