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.
Families United with Nature Summer Olympics at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Join park rangers for another Families United with Nature (FUN) day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) and this time compete in the FUN Summer Olympics! Meet park rangers at Esch Beach (south of Empire) on Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. Families will make their own team flags and compete in a variety of fun summertime games! Be sure to dress in clothes and shoes you do not mind getting wet and sandy. Reservations are not required, but are recommended by contacting Park Ranger Lisa Griebel at 231-326-5134 or Lisa_Griebel@nps. gov.
Did You Know?
You can hunt for deer in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In fact there are special hunts on North Manitou Island to help manage the size of the deer herd on the island. More...