Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
Take a Hike in the Visitor Center
The Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center offers a wealth of information about the park and the natural and human history of the area. Study the large relief map to see what the area looks like. Follow the life of a dune in the displays featuring beach, active dunes, shrub zone, pine/oak forest, and beech/maple forest habitats. Go on a scavenger hunt and explore the animals, plants, and rocks in the exhibit. View the 15 minute slide show that describes the legends and history of the area through beautiful photos that highlight beauty of the seasons in the Lakeshore.
Did You Know?
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...