Current Conditions


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recreate Responsibly

Please recreate responsibly so you can protect yourself, us, and our resources. 

COVID-19 Mask Requirement

Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.

Masks are also required in any outdoor space where six-foot physical distancing cannot be maintained. The park has listed five specific locations in the superintendents compendium where we believe this to be true - the Dune Overlook, Lake Michigan Overlook, North Bar Overlook on the Scenic Drive, Pyramid Point lookout, and Empire Bluffs lookout.



  • Winter 2021/2022 Seasonal Closures include:
    • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
    • Glen Haven Cannery
    • Glen Haven Blacksmith Shop
    • Maritime Museum Keeper's Quarters and Boathouse
    • South Manitou Island Lighthouse
    • General Store in the Glen Haven Historic District
    • Dune Center store at the Dune Climb.

How can I learn about the Lakeshore?

  • For National Lakeshore information, find Sleeping Bear Dunes in the free NPS app: search "National Park Service" at Apple iTunes and Google Play.
  • E-mail us and park rangers will answer any questions about the National Lakeshore.
  • Call 231-326-4700 ext. 5010 to get your questions answered.

How can I stay connected to the Lakeshore?

Stay up to date by visiting our Social Media webpages: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Didn’t find what you are looking for?

For additional answers email us at


Loading weather forecast...

Last updated: November 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire , MI 49630


231 326-4700

Contact Us

Stay Connected