Current Conditions

Park Closures

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.

Cancellations and Closures

  • Limited Opening: Glen Haven Cannery, Glen Haven Blacksmith Shop Maritime Museum Boathouse - Fall hours vary based on volunteer availability
  • Closed: Maritime Museum keeper's quarters, South Manitou Island Lighthouse, General Store in the Glen Haven Historic District, Dune Center store at the Dune Climb.


  • Information and orientation:
    • Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • D.H. Day Campground Office, open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m Friday through Sunday
    • Platte River Campground Office, open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday
  • All bathroom facilities and pit toilets
  • All trails
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
  • Dune Climb
  • Entrances and entrance stations
  • All campgrounds.
  • Boating, fishing, & hunting - following Michigan State Regulations

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.

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Last updated: September 7, 2021

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9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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