D. H. Day Campground opens Friday, April 18
D.H. Day Campground opens Friday, April 18, 2014. Register at the self-registration station near the entrance.
Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Lakeshore
Park ranger-led programs will be featured at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Visit the National Lakeshore on Memorial Day Weekend and tour the Glen Haven Maritime Museum, watch a blacksmith, take some photos, and learn more about lighthouses, owls, and other birds.
The Saturday and Sunday (May 25-26) schedule will include the always-popular "Heroes of the Storm" program at 3:00 p.m. at the Maritime Museum in Glen Haven. Park rangers recruit the assistance of young audience members to serve as U.S. Life-Saving Service surfmen to recreate a shipwreck rescue on land. They haul lines and use replicas of historic equipment in an effort to save Raggedy Ann and Andy from their sinking vessel.
Saturday, May 25
7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Lighthouses: Lore and Legend
Sunday, May 26
7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Owls of Sleeping Bear Dunes
Park ranger-led programs will be provided at no charge. Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun. Please call 231-326-5135, ext. 328, to make reservations or ask questions, or visit their website at www.nps.gov/slbe. Information is also available on the National Lakeshore's at Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Did You Know?
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...