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Learn more about Sleeping Bear Dunes:


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Photos and more

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History & Culture

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is rich in history from early Native American cultures to the shipping, logging, and agricultural heritage of the area.


Northern hardwood and conifer forest, abandoned farm site meadows, wetlands, lakes, streams, and bogs and splendid examples of glacially caused landforms, Sleeping Bear Dunes offers a wonderful opportunity for just enjoying nature at its best.


Plan a class visit, enjoy traveling trunks, and pick up ideas for classroom lessons.

Kids and Youth

Become a Junior Ranger and find suggestions for family activities in the park.


Check out park statistics, park planning, and the park's laws and policies.


Eastern National is the non-profit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


231 326-4700

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