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

100 formed on dune by visitors and rangers.

We did it!

The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday.

Bass Lake lily pads

BioBlitz at Sleeping Bear

Become a citizen scientist for the day and join Sleeping Bear Dunes on a quest to showcase our biodiversity.

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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