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.
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?
Where can you go to climb sand dunes over 200 feet high? The Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also gives you a great view of Glen Lake. The hike to Lake Michigan is over 1.5 miles through the dunes from here. Take some water and wear good shoes! More...