Celebrate National Public Lands Day

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Date: September 12, 2014

Consider that one-third of the land in America is ours—public land where we can all hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just plain relax. There is a special joy in getting our hands dirty when it helps keep our land beautiful.  National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to spruce up these lands. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will host a Beach Cleanup, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Meet at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. to do your part for America’s public lands and join the thousands across the nation who will take part in National Public Lands Day.

The entrance fee to the National Lakeshore will be waived in honor of National Public Lands Day. Visitors who arrive at the park on September 27 will be able to enjoy their park free of charge. Those who plan to spend time in the park beyond September 27 will need to purchase an entrance pass for the remainder of their stay. The fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, or use of concessions. Park fee collection stations will be open and have Annual Passes as well as Interagency Senior and Access Passes available for sale if interested. 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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