Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
Disturbed Lands Restoration EA
The National Park Service (NPS) is continuing the process of preparing detailed action plans for restoring non-historic lands throughout Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that have been disturbed from their natural state by past use. To make certain that the impacts of restoring these lands are thoroughly evaluated, a Disturbed Lands Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared. The purpose of the EA is to ensure:
Thanks to all who provided comments during the “scoping” phase of planning, in response to our November 16, 2007 letter. The comments you submitted will be considered in the preparation of the EA, which will be made available for public review and comment in 2008.
Download the original November 16, 2007 Disturbed Lands Restoration EA Scoping Letter in pdf format (320 kb).
Did You Know?
Where can you find 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan Beaches? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also includes North Manitou Island (20 miles of shoreline) and South Manitou Island (14 miles of shoreline). More...