• 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 »

Plan A Field Trip

The first step in planning your field trip is to align the activities during your visit to the learning objectives and curriculum goals for the students. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers many opportunities to learn about the natural resources and environment as well as cultural history of the area. Your limited time here will require you to plan the specific learning experiences your students will be exposed to while you are here.

Your trip will probably involve some Self-Guided activities and possibly some activities that will be led by a Ranger. Investigate both categories and put together a tentative agenda for your trip.

Your next step is to fill out our Educator's Planning Form. This will help you organize your thoughts and the required information before you call to make your reservation (231-326-5134).

Your group may be eligible for an Education Fee Waiver. Review the requirements and procedure for requesting the waiver before making your reservation.

Did You Know?

North Bar Lake

You can enjoy the warm water of a small inland lake and walk a few steps across the pristine sand dunes to Lake Michigan and experience the refreshing cool waves of the big lake at North Bar Lake in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...