Authorized NPS Business Partners (CUAs)

Commercial Use Authorizations

The following businesses and organizations are authorized to provide visitor activities in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They provide a variety of ways to see and enjoy the Lakeshore through unique and specialized trips, tours, adventures etc.

Day Camps/Discovery Hikes
Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor, MI, 800-206-6949,
Crystalaire Camp, Frankfort, MI, 231-352-7589,

Guided Camping
Camp Tanuga, Kalkaska, MI, 231-258-9150,

Guided Services – Fishing
North Shore Adventure, Beulah, MI, 877-442-4294,

Guided Services – Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula, MT, 800-755-2453,
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI, 231-378-2000,
The Cyclery, Glen Arbor, MI, 231-334-4420,
SBD Tours, Empire, MI, 248-931-9440,
Sierra Club Outings, Oakland, CA, 415-977-5690,

Guided Services – Horse and Wagon/Carriage
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bea, Maple City, MI, 231-334-6103,

Guided Services – Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding
All About Water, Glen Arbor, MI, 269-214-4848,
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI, 231-378-2000,
Crystal River Outfitters , Glen Arbor, MI, 231-334-3808,

Outdoor Fitness Classes
All About Water, Glen Arbor, MI, 269-214-4848,
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, MI,

Recreation Equipment Rental (Bike, Canoe, Kayak)
All About Water, Glen Arbor, M, 269-214-4848,
Crystal River Outfitters, Glen Arbor, MI, 231-334-3808,
Honor Canoe Rental, Honor, MI, 231-325-0112,
The Honor Trading Post, Honor, MI, 231-325-2202,

Settling of Cremains
Parkland Peace, Northport, MI, 231-883-2920,

Concession Operations

Manitou Island Transit (MIT) is the only concession operation within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore authorized by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior. MIT provides boat transportation services between Leland Harbor and North and South Manitou Islands. Services generally run from May till October.

Manitou Island Transit also offers tours of South Manitou Island from their open air vehicles; evening shoreline cruises; and charter trips to the island and offshore. For more information visit their website at

Manitou Island Transit
P.O. Box 1157
Leland, Michigan 49654
Phone: 231-256-9061

Last updated: June 16, 2017

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