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 »
Launching and landing of powerless sailplanes, balloons, hang gliders, paragliders, radio controlled motor-less model aircraft, and other such powerless flight devices is permitted at the following areas:
A free powerless flight permit must be obtained at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center Information Desk. The operator must be in possession of the powerless flight permit and a valid Lakeshore Pass when launching or landing on the Lakeshore lands. Powerless flight permits are valid for the calendar year.
Terry Phipps 2005
Transporting equipment to launch sites will be done by hand carry on established trails.
Standards established by the U.S. Hang Gliding Association apply, as well as all applicable laws and regulations imposed by Federal and other governmental agencies. These include:
Did You Know?
The Pitcher's thistle is an endangered plant species that is native to the dunes around the Great Lakes. You will find many of them as you hike through the dunes or along the Lake Michigan shores at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...