Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
Maritime Museum closed
The Maritime Museum and Boathouse are closed until further notice.
National Park Service to Burn Debris Piles This Winter
The National Park Service will be burning debris piles this winter at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). A fire crew will burn multiple debris piles in the Port Oneida Historic District along M-22 north of Glen Arbor, as weather permits. The piles were produced as part of an effort to preserve the historic landscape in Port Oneida.
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...