Operating Hours & Seasons

Seasonal Facilities and Services Status First Day Last Day
Philip A Hart Visitor Center Open Year Round Year Round
Glen Haven and Maritime Museums Closed Memorial Day* Labor Day*
Glen Haven General Store Closed Memorial Day* Labor Day*
Dune Center Closed Memorial Day* Labor Day*
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive to Vehicle Traffic Closed  Mid-April* Mid-Nov*
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive to Foot Traffic Open Mid-Nov* Mid-April*
Dune Climb Open Year Round Year Round
South Manitou Island Lighthouse and Visitor Center Closed Memorial Day* Labor Day*
Trails and Trailheads Open Year Round Year Round
*Openings and closings are dependent on staffing, weather, and volunteer availability.


 
Campground Facilities Status First Day Last Day
Platte River Campground Office Closed Memorial Day Nov. 7th
Platte River Campground Sites 101-145, first come, first served Open Oct. 16th April 30th
Platte River Campground Sites 101- 453, reservations required Closed  May 1st Oct. 15th
Platte River Campground Group Sites Closed May 1st Oct. 15th
White Pine Backcountry Camp - first come, first served Open Year Round Year Round
D.H. Day Campground Office Closed May 1st Oct. 16th
D.H. Day Campground - spring, first come, first served Closed April 5th May 1st
D.H. Day Campground - summer, reservations required Closed May 1st Oct. 15th
D.H. Day Campground - fall, first come, first served Closed Oct.16th Nov. 28th
D.H. Day Group Sites - summer, reservations required Closed May 1st Oct. 15th
D.H. Day Group sites - first come, first served Open Oct. 16th April 30th
North and South Manitou Island Sites, first come, first served Closed Memorial Day* Labor Day*

 











 
*Openings and closings are dependent on staffing, weather, and volunteer availability.

Campgrounds Boating, fishing, & hunting - following Michigan State Regulations


See location information below for specific site details.

 

Special Programs: A free slide presentation, Dreams of the Sleeping Bear, offers a beautiful mix of photography, music and narration, while providing an initial orientation to the park.

Exhibits: Museum exhibits explore the geologic, natural history, and human stories of the park. A large relief map provides general park information.

Facilities: Eastern National Bookstore/sales area. Public restrooms, water fountain, assistive listening device at the information desk, closed captioning for the orientation slide show.


 
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    Dune Climb Hours: Open all year, 24 hours a day.

    Location: From Empire, take M-22 north for 2 miles to M-109. then left on M-109 for 4 miles.
    Facilities: Great family fun location to climb the dunes. Public restrooms, water fountain, and vending machine snacks and drinks are available seasonally. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail begins at the north end of the parking lot.

    Dune Center Bookstore
    Hours: Currently closed.
    July 1 to Labor Day, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Open Daily.
    Phone: 231-334-2010
    Location: At the base of the Dune Climb off of M-109.
    Available Facilities: Accessible Eastern National sales area featuring T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, postcards, books, videos, etc. Vending and restrooms located adjacent to building. Contact an Eastern National sales employee.


     
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      Scenic Drive Hours: Closed to vehicle traffic for 2021/2022 winter season. Foot traffic permitted.
      Location: From Empire, take M-22 north for 2 miles to M-109, then left on M-109 for 2 miles.
      Facilities: 12 numbered interpretive stops along the 7.4 mile scenic loop road. Spectacular overlooks of Lake Michigan, Glen Lake, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Public restrooms are available at the entrance parking area, Picnic Mountain, Lake Michigan Overlook, and North Bar Overlook. Picnic areas are available at Picnic Mountain and North Bar Overlook.

       
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        General Store Hours: Currently closed.
        Phone: 231-334-3710
        Location: Historic village of Glen Haven, M-209 between the Dune Climb and Glen Arbor.
        Exhibits: Operated by Eastern National, this historic general store appears as it did in the 1920's and offers typical general store merchandise and items related to the history of the Glen Haven area including; kitchenware, foods, toys, maritime items and books. The D. H. Day exhibit in the general store describes the life and business venrures of this northern Michigan pioneer.
        Available Facilities: Public Restrooms are available next to the store. A wireless FM assistive listening device is available. Inquire at the store counter.

         
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          Boat Museum Hours: Currently closed.
          ocation: At the end of M-209 in the historic village of Glen Haven.
          Exhibits: A collection of historic Great Lakes vessels, including boats, motors, and equipment.

           
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            Blacksmith Shop Hours: Currently closed.
            Location: In the historic village of Glen Haven off M-109.
            Activities: Fully restored 1920's Blacksmith Shop provides blacksmith demonstrations for all ages. Come and see how bars of iron are heated and transformed into useful items.
            Facilities: Public restrooms are available next to the Glen Haven General Store.

             
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              Maritime Museum Hours: Currently closed.
              Location: At the end of Sleeping Bear Point, off of M-109/M-209 about 1/4 mile from Glen Haven.
              Exhibits: Exhibits highlight the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Great Lakes shipping history. A room on the second floor is outfitted as a steamer wheelhouse with a panorama of the Manitou Passage shipping channel, and another room shows the surfmen's quarters.
              Available Facilities: A sand-accessible wheelchair is available to access the beach by contacting the staff at the boathouse. Accessible public restrooms are also available.

               
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                Boathouse Hours: Currently closed.
                Location: At the end of Sleeping Bear Point, off of M-109/M-209 about 1/4 mile from Glen Haven.

                 
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                Last updated: December 21, 2021

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