No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.
The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.
Changes in compendium
The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »
Rangers Look for Signs of Spring!
Contact: Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, 231-326-5134, ext. 328
The popular “Saturdays at the Lakeshore” continue in March with National Park Rangers leading guided hikes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This month’s hikes will focus on the change in seasons as the natural world breaks out of winter’s grip. Hikers will seek out the first signs of spring, observe what happened under the snow, search for shipwrecks cast up by winter storms, and witness history’s impact on our forest communities.
All hikes begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center in Empire. After a brief introduction, the group will travel a short distance by car to a specific location. Hikers will be out about an hour and a half and the activity will be concluded by 3:00 p.m. Some hikes may be moderately strenuous, but are suitable for folks of all ages. Parents are encouraged to bring their children along.
The hikes are free and reservations are not required; participants need only purchase a park pass to join in the fun ($10/vehicle, valid for seven days; or $20/vehicle, for an entire year). For more information about the schedule or other Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore activities, please call the Visitor Center at 231-326-5134, ext. 328.
Did You Know?
Where can you find 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan Beaches? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also includes North Manitou Island (20 miles of shoreline) and South Manitou Island (14 miles of shoreline). More...