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 Katie leading a hike.

Hike, paddle, bike, listen, watch . . .

Hike a trail, paddle a river, bike a country road, listen for birds, catch fish, and so much more. Join a ranger and explore 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.

Last updated: August 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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