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.
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. Platte River Campground also has a number of campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis for campers arriving without reservations.
Did You Know?
North Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is located in the pristine waters of Lake Michigan about 8 miles off the Northwest part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It's 15,000 acres, managed as wilderness is Backpacking Heaven! More...