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 »
Emerald Ash Borer
The Park is implementing a new firewood policy. This new plan will prohibit the movement of firewood into the campground areas and the Manitou Islands. It will include a ban on all deciduous and coniferous species and will take full effect in 2012, with a transition period beginning immediately.
Transporting firewood spreads non-native pest insects and diseases like emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, beech bark disease, oak wilt and many more. Some of these deadly bullies may have already invaded the park, but we can slow their advances and avoid many more with your help.
DO NOT move firewood.
Buy where you burn and burn where you buy.
If visitors wait to buy firewood inside the campgrounds or use collected allowable dead and down wood within the park, we can save our forests from the fate that the Forest Education Zones predict. You can visit one of our five forest education zones to learn more about these threats and consequences.
If you brought firewood
If you brought firewood into the park, let a park ranger know. The ranger will tell you about voluntary actions you can take during our transition period to help protect our forests.
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...