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The Milky Way glows over a North Manitou Island Barn
The Milky Way glimmering over North Manitou Island.
Welcome to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!
Sleeping Bear Dunes offers many excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, wildlife viewing and just plain having fun. Start planning your visit by using the links below. Also, remember the key to a great visit is staying safe.

Sleeping Bear Dunes is always open, although the availability of services changes by season (spring, summer, fall, winter).

Find out about entrance fees to the park and options for annual passes.

Do you need a permit? Learn about required permits for recreational activities including fishing, boating, and backcountry visits; commercial use including film, photography, and sound recording; and special use such as weddings and First-Amendment activities.

Check the latest news on park roads, campgrounds, wildlife, weather, and more.

Join the conversation: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

Learn where you can take your pet in the park. And always keep your pets on leash!

Help keep the Lakeshore's forests healthy. Don't bring firewood to the park.

Last updated: September 8, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


231 326-4700

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