Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. More »
Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
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 Piping Plover is an endangered species that makes its home on the wide open beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Several nesting pairs have made the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore their home. Their nesting areas have been marked so they will not be disturbed.