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.
Things To Know Before You Come
Fee-Free Days and Weekends
America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better this summer with three fee-free days at more than 100 national parks, including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:
Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
We are glad you are coming to Sleeping Bear Dunes! Search this section of the web site to find information about local lodging and where to eat while in the area.
If you are bringing a pet, you will want to check our pets page so you and your pet can have an enjoyable trip. There are some areas that have restrictions and it is helpful to know about them before you come.
Many areas in the park provide accessibility for those with disabilities, so check it out here and incorporate these areas into your trip plan.
Did You Know?
During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...