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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • Delayed opening of D. H. Day Campground

    Winter conditions have delayed the opening of the D.H. Day Campground. We will post updates as they become available. For more information please contact the visitor center @ 231-326-4700 ext. 5010.

Weather Station Campground

The Weather Station campground overlooks Lake Michigan on the island's south side about a mile beyond the lighthouse. The campsites are located within a forested area and are fairly well secluded from each other. This location affords inspiring views of the Manitou Passage and Sleeping Bear Dunes on the mainland. The lighthouse, Lake Florence, the Morazan and Giant Cedars are all within easy walking distance. Follow the signs to take a pleasant walk along a woodland path, past the lighthouse to this campsite or follow Burdick Road, turning left at Ohio Road for a less scenic, but easier walk.

There are 20 Individual Sites (maximum of 4 people or 2 tents per site) and 3 Group Sites (maximum of 20 people or 10 tents per site). There are several fire rings in the campground that can be shared by campers. Drinking water is available at the campground.

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Weather Station Camp Map
Weather Station Campground Map
NPS Map 2006

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Hiking Trails

There are over 100 miles of hiking trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Many of these trails can also be used for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. More...