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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Firewood in the Lakeshore

roasting marshmallows

Preparing the marshmallow.

Campfires--we love them: sitting around a crackline fire, roasting a marshmallow to perfection, dodging smoke in your eyes, watching mesmerized as the flames dance. The Lakeshore has a new firewood policy that will allow campers the warmth of their fires and help prevent and slow the spread of forest pests and diseases.

According to the firewood policy, campers may use only firewood acquired from vendors approved by the National Lakeshore and not bring firewood from home.

Bringing firewood into the park from anywhere else can rapidly spread destructive pests such as hemlock woolly adelgid, beech bark disease, Asian longhorn beetle, and oak wilt; as it did the emerald ash borer.

The following local firewood vendors, including the vendor selling firewood in the park's campgrounds, are selling firewood that has either been treated for pests and disease or is a type of tree that does not pose a risk. This firewood will be marked as approved.

APPROVED FIREWOOD VENDORS

Lake Ann Hardwood

Vending machines at Platte River Campground between loop 2 and 3 and at D. H. Day Campground near site 81

Anderson's IGA

6545 Western Ave. N. Glen Arbor, MI 49636

231-334-3149

Deering's Market

51175 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630
231-326-5249

Eagle Country Builders

11499 Fowler Rd. Honor, MI 49640I
231-825-3233 miamibrice@yahoo.com

Empire EZ Mart/ BP Gas Station

9968 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630
231-326-5181

Honor Family Market

10625 Main St, Honor, MI 49640
231-325-3360

Honor Trading Post

8294 Deadstream Rd, Honor, MI 49640
231-325-2202 honortradingpost@gmail.com

Northwoods Hardware

6053 S. Glen Lake Road (M-22), Glen Arbor, MI 49636
231-334-3000

Phil Gunther

14629 Cinder Rd, Beulah, Mi 49617
231-882-9564

Riverside Canoes

5042 N. Scenic Hwy, Honor, MI 49640
231-325-5622 riversidecanoes@charter.net

R&R Contracting

12777 Benzonia Trail, Empire, MI 19630
231-326-5333

Tag Limit Outdoors Inc.

9899 Honor Hwy, Honor, MI 49640
231-228-0278

 

What can you do to help protect the forest of Sleeping Bear Dunes?

  • Purchase firewood from approved vendors when burning firewood in the Lakeshore.
  • Don't move firewood. As tempting as it is to bring firewood with you it can be infested with an insect or disease that may not be visible to the naked eye.
  • Be aware of Federal, State and Local regulations such as quarantines.
  • Don't take firewood home with you. Burn it all or give it to other campers to burn on site.

If you would like to become an approved firewood vendor for Sleeping Bear Dunes, please fill out a firewood vendor application

Did You Know?

Field Trips

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...