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

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Be prepared. Plan like a Park Ranger. Do you know what you need to hike in the dunes? Are you aware of rip currents in Lake Michigan?

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Current Conditions

Please recreate responsibly so you can protect yourself, us, and our resources. 

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Pets in the park

Tips for a pet-friendly visit.

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Water, Sand, and Sky

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Basic Information

Sleeping Bear Dunes has a lot to offer, whatever your interests. Explore this page to start planning your visit to the Lakeshore.

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Sleeping Bear

Coming to the Lakeshore? Use these top ten tips to plan like a park ranger.

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Find your way to the Lakeshore by car, plane, or bus.

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

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Learn more about campground reservations at the Lakeshore.

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Fees & Passes

Fee and pass information.

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Hike 100 miles of designated trails in the Lakeshore.

Last updated: April 28, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire , MI 49630


231 326-4700

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