Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
Maritime Museum closed
The Maritime Museum and Boathouse are closed until further notice.
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.
2a. Picnic Mountain
5. Dune Ecology
12. Pine Plantation
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...