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

Group of teens who attended the WAY backcountry experience.

Our WAY experience

We had an awesome time on the islands--check it out.

Bass Lake lily pads

BioBlitz at Sleeping Bear

Check out what the scientists and citizen scientists found during the Sleeping Bear Dunes BioBlitz

NPS Centennial logo

Celebrate the Centennial with us!

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

Restoration sign

Help restore the natural habitat

Harvest seeds, transplant native plants, prepare live-stakes, and help increase native biodiversity and habitat health throughout the park.

Kid's drawing of running down the Dune Climb

Annual Park Pass Artwork Contest

Enter our kids artwork contest for this year's annual park pass image.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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