May 10, 2013
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.
April 19, 2013
Apple and Pear Tree Pruning Workshop in May 2013
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be hosting its annual pruning workshop on Friday, May 3 in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.
April 16, 2013
Kettles Trail at Bow Lakes Environmental Assessment Public Scoping
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) announced today that the National Park Service proposes to develop a trail system (“Kettles Trail”) on federal lands in the Bow Lakes area of the National Lakeshore. To do so, the National Lakeshore will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) which will describe and analyze alternatives for the Kettles Trail.
April 12, 2013
Did you know that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is celebrating National Park Week
Did you know… that all 401 national parks across the country will be celebrating National Park Week? Join the festivities at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). There is something for everyone, whether you come out to explore the park on your own, attend the National Junior Ranger Day event for kids from age 1 to 110, join the volunteer appreciation event, watch the movie “Chasing Ice,” or spend an evening under the stars at the “Star Party.”
April 05, 2013
Lakeshore to Deploy Alternative Fuel Vehicles This Summer
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is teaming up with the Clean Energy Coalition to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet by 15% and to share information about alternative fuels and fuel-efficient driving habits with the 1.3 million visitors who visit the National Lakeshore each year.
March 18, 2013
The Effects of Sequestration at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Effective March 1, 2013, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) was required by “sequestration” (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent. The park must absorb that cut in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year that ends September 30. The federal law imposing sequestration requires that each park take this cut.
February 26, 2013
Tourism Benefits Local Economy
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 1,348,304 visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore spent $132,774,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 2,347 jobs in the local area.
January 14, 2013
Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce that the entrance fee to the park will be waived on Monday, January 21.
October 31, 2012
Veterans Day Weekend is Fee-Free at Sleeping Bear Dunes
Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce that Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-12, 2012, will be celebrated as a fee-free weekend for all park visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
August 06, 2012
Olsen Farm Highilights Domestic Life at Port Oneida Fair
During the Port Oneida Fair, visitors get an up-close and personal peek at the Charles and Hattie Olsen farm into the domestic life of these rural American farmsteads when they come to life and bustle with activity.
August 01, 2012
Port Oneida Fair - Celebrate the Arts at Thoreson Farm
Thoreson Farm will be busy with artisans creating beautiful works during the day and the site of the August star party Saturday night.
July 30, 2012
Port Oneida Fair - Kelderhouse Farm Family History and Civil War Encampment
The Kelderhouse site for the Port Oneida Fair will include the farmhouse, farmstead, and cemetery.
July 23, 2012
Port Oneida Fair Music and Dancing at the Burfiend Barn
10-11) of the 2012 Port Oneida Fair.
July 10, 2012
Port Oneida Fair August 10-11 2012
The 11th Annual Port Oneida Rural Arts and Culture Fair will be held on August 10-11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to the many popular demonstrations, animals and exhibits, the fair will be a zero-waste event, will feature a chicken dinner on Friday, and will end with an astronomy party on Saturday night.
July 05, 2012
Book Signing with Anna Egan Smucker
The National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host a book signing with Anna Egan Smucker, author of the children’s book To Keep the South Manitou Light, at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 26, 2012
Fireworks prohibited within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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.
June 26, 2012
Food Storage Lockers in Place at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is pleased to announce the installation of 22 animal proof food storage lockers at select locations in the Platte River Campground walk-in and group sites, as well as one in the White Pine Backcountry Campground.
June 25, 2012
Invasive Plant Community Workdays Offered at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Two different Saturday workdays will be offered as a way to involve visitors and community members in projects that also help them learn about different invasive plants impacting the park, local communities, and region.
June 25, 2012
Platte River Campground Reservations Re-Opening for September 2012
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that anyone wishing to reserve a campsite at Platte River Campground within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for September 3-30, 2012 should visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on July 8.
June 15, 2012
SMI Boat Dock Extension Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) Superintendent Dusty Shultz announced today the availability of a revised South Manitou Island Boat Dock Extension Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.
June 13, 2012
NPF Awards Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes a 2012 Active Trails Program Grant for the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes have been selected to receive a 2012 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks.
June 08, 2012
Free Summer Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes
Would you like to know more about shipwrecks, wilderness, the dunes, or early farm life? Would you like to go on a bike tour, guided hike, or learn the latest information on stargazing and the night sky? Parkrangers are offering a variety of free interpretive programs throughout Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) this summer and inviting everyone to join them. Starting June 10, every day, visitors to the National Lakeshore will have several options.
June 06, 2012
Free Entrance on National Get Outdoors Day
Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 9, 2012 the entrance fee to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be waived in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.
June 01, 2012
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Opens - June 20 Ribbon Cutting
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail officially opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) Dune Climb on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
May 21, 2012
Upcoming Ranger-led Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Park Ranger-led programs continue at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Visit the National Lakeshore on Saturdays and Memorial Weekend.
May 16, 2012
Thanking Our Armed Forces - Active Duty US Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on Saturday, May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.