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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 »

Field Trips

Education is a primary mission of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A variety of opportunities are available to visiting educational groups, including self-guided, ranger-led, and classroom activities.

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Please be aware that regularly scheduled ranger programs, facility hours of operations, and ranger availablity change with the seasons.

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    Glen Haven Days

    Glen Haven Days

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore presents two days of special historical demonstrations and tours on May 22 and 23. Visit the restored Glen Haven Village and a U.S. Life-saving station where activities are designed to supplement classroom learning and bring history, during the very early 1900’s, to life by providing students with many first-hand experiences relating to Michigan’s maritime heritage. Students will watch a blacksmith at the forge, discover the unique history of one of the

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    Ranger-led Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Ranger-led Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Bring your class to the Lakeshore and hike through the dunes, go on a scavenger hunt, participate in a shipwreck rescue, watch a blacksmith, and lots more.

Did You Know?

US Life-Saving Service

During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...