As of July 25, 2020, Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore announced that park fee collection has resumed. Park Passes can be obtained at the Visitors Center in Empire MI, D.H. Day Campground, and at many rustic trailheads. The Dune Climb and all trails are open. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will remain closed on weekdays as crews work on re-construction of the entry booth.
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Updated July 25, 2020 – all Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has reopened The visitor center and has resumed… Read More »Exploring Sleeping Bear Get your 2020 Volunteer Hours In Seeking Fund Development Director September Newsletter 2020 Donations to the Friends August Newsletter 2020 Annual Meeting
2 days ago
Thank You Leelanau Ticker for the article about our PSAR Program! Also, a big Thank You to our program volunteers who watch over the dunes during the busy summer months helping to reduce emergency calls to just a hand-full this year.
Read the full article here:
4 days ago
What a beautiful time of year to enjoy the park, and this weekend you can visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for free to celebrate #NationalPublicLandsDay tomorrow, September 26th.
#fallcolors are starting to pop all over the park as well!This Saturday, the National Park Service will provide FREE ADMISSION to all national parks for #NationalPublicLandsDay (NPLD) —the nation's biggest annual celebration of the great outdoors. Established by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in 1994, NPLD encourages environmental stewardship and the use of public lands for education, recreation, inspiration and general health and wellness. Learn more about this year's NPLD held on September 26 at www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/public-lands-day.htm
Image: Graphic with text reading "National Public Lands Day. National Park Service, September 26, 2020". Illustration is a silhouette of a park ranger filled with a collage of park-related images of cultural sites, wildlife, fossils, and more. ...
1 week ago
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is at Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
1 week ago
It’s been a wonderful week for biking on the SBHT!
Plus, the Park has installed a new Bike Repair Station (with Water Bottle filling unit) on the Trail. It is located next to the vault toilet in DH Day campground.
Check it out next time you ride through there to refill your water bottle, pump up your tires, tighten a bolt while you make a quick pit-stop! ...
2 weeks ago
The park saw a record amount of visitors this summer, about 1,422,000 estimated! Friends volunteers were there to host programs, help ensure trails and overlooks were clean and safe, and answer visitor questions while attending to popular attractions.
A BIG Thank You to all of our volunteers! 👏
If you are a Friends volunteer, be sure to get your volunteer hours for the year in by the end of the month!
(Our fiscal year is October 2019-September 2020.)
Visit friendsofsleepingbear.org/get-your-2020-volunteer-hours-in/ for quick links to report your hours. ...