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.

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gazing at the sky

Find Your Park - After dark

Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society as we peer through telescopes at stars, planets, meteor showers, eclipses, and the sun!

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Kids restringing the rope in the faking box.

Step back in time

Wind your way through Sleeping Bear Dunes' maritime history during Glen Haven Days.

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What's blooming?

What's blooming?

Purple, orange, yellow, white--wildflowers are popping up everywhere. To find out what's blooming this week, check out our IN BLOOM list.

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Find your park scavenger hunt

Find Your Park scavenger hunt

See the park in a new way, get out and explore, and have some fun with our Find Your Park Scavenger Hunt!

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Dunes in the wilderness

Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness

We are thrilled with the official designation of Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness. Learn more about what Wilderness means to us all.

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Visitor center

We have a new phone number!

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a new phone number. To reach us call 231-326-4700.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes social media

Stay connected!

Thousands of people stay connected to Sleeping Bear Dunes through social media. Are you one of them?

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