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    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 »

Business Plan

The Business Plan for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is listed below by section. Simply click on each link to download a pdf version of that section.

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Links to Documents:

Letter from Superintendent

Introduction and Park Overview - Pages 1 to 8

Historical Context - Pages 9 to 14

Current Park Operations - Pages 15 to 25

Financials - Pages 26 to 31

Priorities and Strategies - Pages 32 to 39

Additional Information & Acknowledgements - Pages 40 to 44

Did You Know?

Floating the River

Float the river! There is more to do at Sleeping Bear Dunes than just climb sand dunes. A hot summer day is ideal for floating the Platte or Crystal River. More...