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.
Record of Decision - January, 2009 (631 kb pdf file)
Purpose, Significance and Fundamental Resources & Values - March, 2007 (85 kb pdf file)
Management Zones - March, 2007 (72 kb pdf file)
Uses and Management in Wilderness - March, 2007 (63 kb pdf file)
Primary Interpretive Themes - March, 2007 (823 kb pdf file)
Planning Timetable - March, 2007 (31 kb pdf file)
Sleeping Bear Dunes Photo Show - May, 2007 (5 MB Flash) This is a large file and may take a few minutes to download!
Newsletter #4 Alternatives Comparison Table - March 28, 2007 (103 kb pdf file)
Desired Conditions - October 12, 2006 (28 kb pdf file)
Special Mandates - July 26, 2006 (59 kb pdf file)
Did You Know?
The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore home and it holds a variety of meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.