• Looking out at the lake

    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 »

Pierce Stocking Virtual Tour

Most visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore take the 7.4 mile Scenic Drive when they visit the park. This virtual Tour will take you through the 12 stops along the drive and will give you a glimpse of what awaits. The photographs here can't compare to what you will see in person, so click through the tour to see what's waiting and then come visit in person.

Start the Tour or click on one of the links below that will take you directly to this stop on the Tour.


1. Covered Bridge

2. Glen Lake Overlook

2a. Picnic Mountain

3. Dune Overlook

4. Cottonwood Trail

5. Dune Ecology

6. Leaving the Sand Dunes

7. Beech-Maple Forest

8. Changes Over Time

9. Lake Michigan Overlook

10. Sleeping Bear Dune Overlook

11. North Bar Lake Overlook

12. Pine Plantation

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Inland Lakes

There are 21 inland lakes within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore one of these small lakes for a close-up view of some of the birds, mammals, and wildflowers protected there. By the way, the fishing is usually great! More...