A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create
Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An
island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.
Free ranger programs
Join a ranger and take a hike or ride a bike and learn about shipwrecks, butterflies, glaciers, early farm life, or the night sky,Read More
Wander in a star-gaze wonder
Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society as we peer through telescopes at stars, planets, meteor showers, and the sun!Read More
Take the Trail Trekker Challenge
Do you think you can hike all of the Lakeshore's trails in a year? Join the Trail Trekker Challenge!Read More
Camping in the Lakeshore
Looking to camp in the park? The Lakeshore has two drive-in campgrounds, a few island campgrounds, and lots of backcountry sites.Read More
Leave your firewood at home
You can’t bring firewood into the park, but you can buy pest- and disease-free firewood from approved local vendors.Read More
Thousands of people stay connected to Sleeping Bear Dunes through social media. Are you one of them?Read More
At this stop you can see . . .
Discover more about the rich history and natural beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes any time from your own cell phone. It's easy!Read More
Become a Junior Ranger!
Learn, protect, and explore the secrets of the Lakeshore as you seek answers for your Junior Ranger book and earn a badge (and maybe a patch, too!).Read More
Did You Know?
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...