During this difficult time as the US and world works to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Friends of Sleeping Bear want to do whatever we can to support the efforts advised by the CDC, state, and national government agencies. Read our full statement on the latest News post.
Please be aware when hiking the Park trails in the spring, some may be icy, still snow-covered, and have downed trees. If you see a safety concern, please report it using our safety report.
Lake Michigan has had higher than usual water levels which have caused erosion problems at some of the park beaches.
Our Book Celebrates the Life of the Sleeping Bear with vivid pictures, facts, helpful graphics and maps that blends art, history, and science.
Our first season has come to an end and was a great success with over 70 visitors able to use the track chair.
Thank You to all who put in long hours of hard work to construct as well as joined us for the grand opening.
The trails and Park are OPEN. For those who live in the area around the Park, we would like to… Read More »Plovers Returning April Newsletter COVID-19 Update March Movies – POSTPONED Get Out and Hike Day – POSTPONED High Water Impact
21 hours ago
How was your weekend?
Did you find a little slice of social distancing paradise?
#sleepingbeardunes #sleepingbeardunesnationalseashore #socialdistancing #getoutside #stayhealthystayhappy #northernmichigan ...
6 days ago
It’s looking like a great next couple of days out there! If you plan to visit the park, remember that all bathrooms and visitor center services at the National Lakeshore are closed for safety reasons. GO before you go, BYO hand sanitizer, and if you bring snacks please dispose of the packaging properly, taking out what you bring in.
Also, a good suggestion from our friends @tarttrails - if the parking lot is looking full at your usual starting point, it is a great time to check out a new trail or quieter part of the park! Be safe out there, remember to pass with ample room and notice to others on the trails.
If you see a safety concern, feel free to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ...
2 weeks ago
Some great advice about social distancing while enjoying the great outdoors. Most importantly:
1. Keep that 6’ distance when passing on the trails and remember your friendly smile to other hikers!
2. Be prepared. The Sleeping Bear Dunes has closed all toilets for the safety of staff and visitors, that means Go before you go and BYO hand sanitizer.
3. Be prepared, again! Plan your visit, review the maps of trails and beaches on our site, bring appropriate layers and hiking supplies, use caution when hiking on back-country trails, and don’t try to venture down the bluffs as emergency resources are scarce!
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
2 weeks ago
It’s World Water day and we would like to know how you prefer to enjoy the shores around the Sleeping Bear Dunes: the turquoise blue of Lake Michigan, or the clear calm waters of inland lakes and rivers?
Photo 1: View to the dunes from south Manitou Island.
Photo 2: Wildflowers on the shore of the Crystal River via Kayak.
#worldwaterday @ Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ...
3 weeks ago
It may be the first full day of spring, but it’s snowing around the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore today. Are you dreaming of warmer weather and getting outside? We invite you to explore the flora and fauna of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Follow the link below and comment if you think you know this flower! 🌸