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Fireworks prohibited within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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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.

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