No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.
The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.
Changes in compendium
The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »
Glen Arbor and Empire Area Lakes
Tucker Lake is a very small lake very close to Glen Arbor. Look for the boat ramp sign near the corner of County Road 675 and Westman Road. About a third of the lake is weed-choked, but there area several fishing spots in the open areas. It is surrounded by swamp and woods. Perhaps because it feels so isolated, it's a fun place to fish. The ramp is pretty good for such a small lake, but mosquitoes can be nasty. No motorized boats are allowed.
Kerry Kelly 2005
Terry Phipps 2005
Taylor Lake is a small nature lake about a mile south of Empire on M-22. It is surrounded by marsh and woods and separated from the road by about half a mile. There are no paths or trails to it, though you can walk there using a compass and a map. It takes some effort because, although part of the way is fairly open field, the remainder is through tangled woods. When you get there you will find that the lake is pretty, but nearly inaccessible due to the soft shoreline.
The content of this page is based on an article by Jane Greiner published in the Glen Arbor Sun on June 29, 2006.
Did You Know?
You can enjoy the warm water of a small inland lake and walk a few steps across the pristine sand dunes to Lake Michigan and experience the refreshing cool waves of the big lake at North Bar Lake in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...