Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. More »
Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
There are 20 species of amphibians that have been found within the Lakeshore. These include blue-spotted, spotted, four-toed and red-backed salamanders; mudpuppies; central newts; eastern American and Fowler’s toads; Blanchard’s cricket frogs; spring peepers; gray tree frogs; bullfrogs; and western chorus, green, Pickerel, northern leopard, and eastern wood frogs. The various species will serenade visitors from early spring into mid-summer. Areas near small lakes and marshes or moist areas in the hardwood forests are the best spots for listening to their calls and for the opportunity to see an amphibian.
Did You Know?
The Great Lakes were the highway of the past. It was the main way that cargo and passengers moved through this area until roads were established. A variety of boats used on the Great Lakes are on display at the Cannery in Glen Haven within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...