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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • 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 »

Inland Lakes

There are 21 lakes within the boundaries of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You will find a short description and directions to each lake below. They are categorized by general area within the Lakeshore.

The content of the following pages is based on an article by Jane Greiner published in the Glen Arbor Sun on June 29, 2006.

Northern Area
Bass Lake
School Lake
Narada Lake
Shell Lake
Hidden Lake

Glen Arbor and Empire Area
Tucker Lake
Mill Pond
North Bar Lake
Taylor Lake

Platte Plains Area
Otter Lake
Bass Lake
Deer Lake

Southern Area
Mud Lake
Loon Lake
Round Lake
Bow Lakes (3 Lakes)

Manitou Islands
Lake Manitou - North Manitou
Tamarack Lake - North Manitou
Florence Lake - South Manitou

Did You Know?

US Life-Saving Service

During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...