Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. More »
Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
Educational Fee Waiver
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is an outstanding natural classroom that provides educational opportunities to many schools and institutions each year. In keeping with this commitment of encouraging educational use of the park, entrance fees are waived for educational groups that fall within the criteria listed below.
Criteria for Fee Waiver
Once the park receives and approves the Statement of Purpose, a completed Fee Waiver Form listing the school and date of the visit will be faxed back to the school. Schools that use the park on a regular basis for educational visits may request a blank Fee Waiver Form to be held by the school's administrative office. The administrative office is then responsible for issuing the Fee Waiver Form to the Instructor or Group Leader and notifying the park of the planned visit.
Please display your Fee Waiver Form on the dashboard of EACH vehicle while you are in the park.
If you have questions, please call the park at 231-326-5134.
Did You Know?
There is an operating Blacksmith Shop in Glen Haven. Ask the blacksmith how he makes useful tools and parts by heating, bending, and hammering metal. It is open each day during the summer. More...