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.
General Management Plan / Wilderness Study Summary
Click on the links below to download the various sections of the General Management Plan / Wilderness Study Summary document. All documents are in pdf format.
Park 1 - Cover through Chapter 1 (pdf file, 7,087 kb)
Part 2 - Chapter 2 (pdf file, 7,686 kb)
Part 3 - Chapter 3 (pdf file, 12,786 kb)
Part 4 - Chapter 4 (pdf file, 7,717 kb)
Part 5 - Appendix and Index (pdf file, 18,862 kb)
Part 6 - Maps (pdf file, 1,780 kb)
Did You Know?
Where can you find 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan Beaches? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also includes North Manitou Island (20 miles of shoreline) and South Manitou Island (14 miles of shoreline). More...