Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
The Popple campground is located on the north end of the island, about a 3.5 mile hike from the Ranger Station near the Lake Michigan shore. Bring water filtration equipment and beware of poison ivy - there is a lot of it in this area. Those seeking seclusion, who enjoy a bit of a challenge will enjoy this campground. You get a great view of North Manitou Island and great access to the beach.
There are 7 Individual Sites at this campground.
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Did You Know?
North Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is located in the pristine waters of Lake Michigan about 8 miles off the Northwest part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It's 15,000 acres, managed as wilderness is Backpacking Heaven! More...