• Looking out at the lake

    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 »

Cool prizes??!!


Come to F.U.N. events and get prizes!
How do you get prizes? By earning points! You get 5 points every time you attend an official F.U.N. event and 1 point when you spend one hour outside and write about it in your F.U.N. Nature Journal. (You can earn one point a week this way.)

What can you earn?
Take a look.




when you attend your first FUN event
Nature journal, pen, lanyard, and magnifying glass


Audubon bird caller whistle


animal track finder pocket guide




Sleeping Bear Dunes water bottle



Did You Know?

Floating the River

Float the river! There is more to do at Sleeping Bear Dunes than just climb sand dunes. A hot summer day is ideal for floating the Platte or Crystal River. More...