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.
GMP/WS News Releases & Letters
January 5, 2009 - Press Release: Sleeping Bear Dunes Superintendent Signs Long-Awaited General Management Plan
November 4, 2008 - Press Release: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Releases Final General Management Plan / Wilderness Study
June 25, 2008 - Thank You Letter from the Superintendent
April 14, 2008 - Press Release: Release of Draft General Management Plan
April 7, 2008 - Letter from the Superintendent
January 2008 - GMP/WS Update
October 2007 - GMP/WS Update
June 11, 2007 - Thank You Letter from the Superintendent
April 19, 2007 - GMP/WS Public Meetings Scheduled for Early May in Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties.
March 26, 2007 - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Announces Release of Latest Planning Information.
March 21, 2007 - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Launches New Web Forum
December 13, 2006 - Thank You Letter from the Superintendent
October 11, 2006 - General Management Plan Update - Newsletter #3 Published
July 31, 2006 - Thank You Letter from the Superintendent
July 21, 2006 - Clarifying Wilderness
May 22, 2006 - Public Meetings at Traverse City West High School
March 31, 2006 - Thank You Letter from the Superintendent
Did You Know?
There are 21 inland lakes within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore one of these small lakes for a close-up view of some of the birds, mammals, and wildflowers protected there. By the way, the fishing is usually great! More...