A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history. Read More

Ranger works on project with young boy

Come Play in the Park

Swim, sun, hike, bike, paddle, float--join us for summer fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes!

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Celebrate the Centennial with us!

We are celebrating 100 years of the NPS with a series special summer events.

Milky Way glows above Glen Haven

A Season of Stars

Sleeping Bear Dunes offers unhindered views of the night sky and opportunities for visitors to gaze at the visible universe.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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