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.
Water Wheel and Casey's Canoe Livery Environmental Assessment
The Lakeshore announces the signing of the Water Wheel and Casey’s Canoe Livery Restoration Project Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on August 2, 2007. The FONSI identifies the Preferred Alternative in the environmental assessment (EA) as the selected alternative and is the decision-making document for the project. A copy of the FONSI may be viewed by clicking on the following link: Water Wheel FONSI (377 kb, pdf file). The EA may be viewed by clicking on the following link: Water Wheel EA (1.7 Mb, pdf file). The restoration project is scheduled to begin in late August 2007. A news release may be viewed by clicking on the following link: Water Wheel News Release.
For more information, contact the Lakeshore at 231-326-5134.
Did You Know?
Float the river! There is more to do at Sleeping Bear Dunes than just climb sand dunes. A hot summer day is ideal for floating the Platte or Crystal River. More...