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    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.

Things To Know Before You Come

Road Construction

Expect delays on M-22 at the Platte River Bridge, which is being replaced, starting on Monday, March 10 and continuing through September. Traffic will be limited to a single lane controlled by a traffic light. Work is not scheduled on the weekends, however, only a single lane of traffic will be available. Please plan accordingly and exercise safe driving practices appropriate for a construction zone.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to the project's completion. When finished, it will enhance the natural and recreational quality of the Platte River and establish an even deeper appreciation of this very special free-flowing river listed on the Nationwide Rivers Inventory.


Fee-Free Days and Weekends

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better this year with fee-free days at more than 100 national parks, including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends in 2014:

  • January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 15-17 - President's Day Weekend
  • April 19-27 - National Park Week
  • August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day


Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.

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?

Cannery Boat Museum

The Great Lakes were the highway of the past. It was the main way that cargo and passengers moved through this area until roads were established. A variety of boats used on the Great Lakes are on display at the Cannery in Glen Haven within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...