• Looking out at the lake

    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 »

Our Staff & Offices

Greetings! It is indeed an honor and privilege to serve as Superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! I remain in awe of the natural beauty, magnificent vistas, and valuable resources of this very special place. I believe deeply in the National Park Service mission of preserving our nation's natural and cultural treasures for future generations. It is a joy for me to work with the employees and volunteers who manage the park and provide the link to our visitors through interpretation and education of the natural and cultural resources represented in the park.

Please feel free to contact any of us with your questions, comments, or concerns. We care about this park and we know you do too.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Staff
Staff photo
Terry Phipps 2005

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is to preserve the outstanding natural features along 65 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, in order to perpetuate the natural setting for the benefit and enjoyment of the public, and to protect the natural and historic features from developments and inappropriate uses that would destroy their scenic, scientific, historic, and recreational value.

Did You Know?

Purple Loostrife is an invasive species

In the US, invasive species are the second biggest threat to native ecosystems after habitat loss. They reduce diversity, alter disturbance regimes, and have cascading effects on food webs, costing upwards of $140 Billion per year. More...