• 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 »

Take a Hike in the Visitor Center

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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.


Scavenger hunts




Did You Know?

D. H. Day General Store

The D. H. Day General Store in Glen Haven has been restored and is open to the public. Come and see some of the products that were sold in the early 1900's. While you are there, you can browse the bookstore. More...