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?
Sleeping Bear Dunes includes two large islands in Lake Michigan - North and South Manitou Islands. Take a day trip to South Manitou Island and explore the island village and lighthouse or take a motor tour of the farming district. If you go to North Manitou Island, plan to camp overnight! More...