Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not open until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. More »
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 »
Eastern National operates the three Bookstores at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can shop online for books and merchandise related to Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The Philip A. Hart Vistor Center offers a large array of books, maps, postcards, games, and other fun & educational items related to the resources of the park. The center is located in Empire and is open year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Center is open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, the Center is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Dune Center Bookstore, at the base of the Dune Climb, features T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, nature games, postcards, books, videos, and convenience items. It is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from noon to 5:00 PM. During June, the bookstore is closed Mondays through Thursdays.
The Glen Haven General Store appears much as it did during the 1920's and features typical general store merchandise and items related to the history of the Glen Haven area, including kitchenware, food, toys, maritime related items and books. The store is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from noon to 5:00 PM. During June, the store is closed Mondays through Thursdays.
Did You Know?
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...