The National Park Service strives to make Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as universally accessible as possible. Many areas in the Lakeshore are Wilderness and designated by Congress to remain a primitive area in many respects. Extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote, wilderness nature of these areas.
If your questions concerning accessibility are unanswered after reading information in this section of our website, please contact us.
Also, learn about the The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass—or more simply, the Access Pass—which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands. The pass is available at the Philip Hart Visitor Center in Empire and other locations where park passes are sold.
Park brochures are available in Braille, and most public facilities within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are wheelchair accessible as are the overlooks found along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Each campground has handicapped accessible campsites.
The Disabled Traveler's Companion Website
A good place to look for the latest information on accessibility is the Disabled Traveler's Companion website. While not officially affiliated with the National Park Service, they have been working with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and other National Parks to provide valuable information to the disabled traveler. Their website contains information on photographs, campgrounds, and park attractions that may help in planning your visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Last updated: September 12, 2023