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.
Sleeping Bear Dunes park rangers celebrated National Park Week in style! Take a look at this video and picture yourself running down the Dune Climb with us!
We Always Knew It!
Sleeping Bear Dunes is the Most Beautiful Place in America
Good Morning America produced evidence that proved to everyone what most people in northern Michigan already knew-Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the most beautiful place in America! The ABC morning news program conducted a poll on their website in August asking people to vote for one of ten places nominated for the honor by their viewers.
Did You Know?
During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...