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 Masking

As May 13th, the counties that include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are High for community level spread. In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

What's open?

  • Information and orientation:
    • Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
  • All pit toilets
  • All trails
  • Dune Climb
  • Entrances
  • Campgrounds
  • Boating, fishing, & hunting - following Michigan State Regulations

What's closed?

  • Spring 2022 Seasonal Closures include:
    • 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?

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Last updated: May 19, 2022

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9922 Front Street
Empire , MI 49630


231 326-4700

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