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 »
Port Oneida Fair
Join us on August 8 & 9 for the 2014 Port Oneida Fair!
Each year, on the second Friday and Saturday in August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area's history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.
The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what's happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.
Kerry Kelly 2007
The Port Oneida Fair is a zero waste event. By partnering with Bay Area Recycling for Charities, the National Lakeshore has gone "green" and composts or recycles all materials possible throughout the fair. Special bins are placed at each site. In order to reduce what is being put into a landfill, compostable service ware is used.
The Port Oneida Fair is co-sponsored by Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear and Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. To learn more about how you can help these organizations support the park, visit www.phsb.org and www.friendsofsleepingbear.org
Did You Know?
The sand and gravel bluffs on the Lake Michigan shore in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are 450 feet above the lake level providing outstanding views and sunsets. On a clear day, you can see South Manitou Island. More...