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.
The Virtual Tour is a photo gallery that provides a few highlights of the park. After seeing a few of these pictures, you will want to come and experience it in person. There is no way we can capture all there is to do and see at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, but this will give you some idea of what you will find when you come to visit.
To take the tour in sequence from South to North and finally to the Islands, make sure the Photo Gallery is set for Order by Title.
Did You Know?
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a popular field trip destination for school groups. Students can learn about geologic formation of the sand dunes, the fauna and flora that make this area home, and the logging and farming history as the area developed. More...