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 Newsletters and Information
Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study - October 2008
GMP/WS Public Hearing Presentation - June 2008 (2,742 kb, pdf file)
Draft General Management Plan/Wilderness Study - April 2008
1982 Benzie Corridor Scenic Road Feasibility Study - May, 1982 (2.6 MB pdf file)
GMP Power Point Presentation - May, 2007 (24 MB ppt file)
GMP/Wilderness Study Newsletter #4 - March 2007 (1.1 MB pdf file)
GMP/Wilderness Study Newsletter #2 - May 2006 (329 kb pdf file)
GMP/Wilderness Study Newsletter #1 - January 2006 (384 kb pdf file)
Did You Know?
The Pitcher's thistle is an endangered plant species that is native to the dunes around the Great Lakes. You will find many of them as you hike through the dunes or along the Lake Michigan shores at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...