• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Fireworks prohibited within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: June 26, 2012

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) Superintendent Dusty Shultz would like to remind visitors that the possession or use of fireworks is prohibited within the boundaries of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All types of fireworks are prohibited including sparklers, fountains, firecrackers and rockets.

Effective January 1, 2012, the State of Michigan Fireworks Safety Act allows for the sale and use of consumer fireworks. However, fireworks remain prohibited in all National Park Service units and there is no exception for parks in states where fireworks are otherwise legal.  

As we approach the July 4th holiday, park rangers will be on patrol throughout the Lakeshore and will be watching for illegal fireworks use to ensure public safety. Violators are subject to fines and the confiscation of their fireworks.

For more information concerning fireworks, please contact Chief Ranger Phil Akers at 231-326-5134, ext. 400.

Did You Know?

Field Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a popular field trip destination for school groups. Students can learn about geologic formation of the sand dunes, the fauna and flora that make this area home, and the logging and farming history as the area developed. More...