Leaving the Sand Dunes

Cottonwood Trees
Cottonwood Trees at the edge of the dune area

Kerry Kelly 2006

You are about to leave the dunes and enter the neighboring beech-maple forest. The dunes cover just a small area because they depend on strong winds off Lake Michigan to exist. The active dune zone extends for only about a mile from the lake. Further inland, the wind loses its energy and can no longer build dunes.

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire , MI 49630

Phone:

231 326-4700

Contact Us

Stay Connected