• 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 »

Other Resources

Here are some other valuable resources to help your students learn about Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Other Environmental Education Resources

Leelanau Outdoor Center
The mission of the Leelanau Outdoor Center is to promote the discovery and development of positive character values through experiential learning in our natural environment.

Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative (GTSI)
The GTSI provides leadership and resources to support place-based, community-focused learning experiences for students, teachers, and local community partners in the Grand Traverse region.

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA)
Inland Seas is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore programs. The knowledge gained through these experiences will provide the leadership, understanding and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes.

Did You Know?

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse on South Manitou Island (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) was commissioned in 1872 and served Lake Michigan Shipping for over 100 years. You can take a tour of the lighthouse and climb its 117 step circular stairway to a great view of the Manitou Passage. More...