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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.

    The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.

  • Changes in compendium

    The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »

Laws & Policies

Firearms and other weapons

Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. Please refer to the Michigan State Police website for information on the firearms laws of the state: http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1591_3503_4654---,00.html

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.



Superintendent's Compendium

Download the 2014 Superintendent's Compendium (pdf file, 8 mb)

Designated First Amendment Area located at the Dune Climb and Glen Lake Picnic Area (pdf file, 524 kb)

Designated First Amendment Area located at Platte River Point (pdf file, 505 kb)

Information on pets in the Lakeshore including a downloadable pet area map.



Code of Federal Regulations - 36 CFR

Code of Federal Regulations - 36 CFR

Did You Know?

Lake MI Beach

If you are an artist, you can apply to the Artist-In-Residence program and stay in the Lakeshore to enjoy some solitude and focused time. Check it out. More...