Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness Dedication


Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Dan Benishek, and many others joined the National Park Service in dedicating the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the #3 Dune Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  This newest of the nation’s Wilderness areas was the accomplishment of many individuals and organizations working together to preserve this special place for all to enjoy.

Wilderness DedicationThe new wilderness designation sets aside over 32,000 acres of natural habitat to provide a place for people to experience the natural world without the intervention of human development. The new designation also preserves access by the public to the Lake Michigan shore via county roads, which are excluded from the wilderness designation.

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