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.
Enjoy the beach while stretching out from the weak, every Friday in the summer at Glen Haven beach.
From inland lakes and rivers to the shores of Lake Michigan, there are many ways to enjoy the summer on the water.
Buy our book, The Life of the Sleeping Bear today. Your support funds crucial Park projects.
Updated July 25, 2020 – all Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has reopened The visitor center and has resumed… Read More »August Newsletter 2020 Annual Meeting River Count Volunteers Needed Cherrish Michigan Road Closure in the park at Bohemian Rd. Pierce Stocking Drive will Reopen on Weekends July Newsletter
3 days ago
These turned out so CUTE... Get one before they are gone!
50th anniversary shirts are now available!
America's National Parks purchases can be made at the visitor center and proceeds from sales support National Park Service programs. The shirts come in blue and turquoise in sizes S-3XL. Orders can also be made via phone at 231-326-4732. Please leave a message if they are unable to answer your call.
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6 days ago
The August Newsletter is out!
Check out the latest Park Updates as the National Lakeshore resumes collection of entrance fees, a call for volunteers to help with a bi-annual event, and more exciting news.
1 week ago
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is seeking volunteers to assist with conducting its bi-annual River Use Counts on the Crystal and Platte Rivers. River use counts are conducted every other year to document park visitors’ use of these unique natural resources.
Volunteers are needed July 31st as well as August 1st, 4th & 5th.
Follow the link to learn more about how to volunteer for this event: friendsofsleepingbear.org/river-count-volunteers-needed/
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The sounds of a forest in summer!
These bird songs were caught on the #piercestockingscenicdrive!
The Drive has seen less traffic this summer as it has been closed for some renovations, but will be open the rest of week, through this Sunday August 2nd! Then, crews will resume construction next week.
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Every purchase of @cherryrepublic Confiscated Fruit Mix supports the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes!
Correction from an earlier post, the statesman mix - which we highlighted a few days ago, supports another local environmental focused non-profit. In fact, $1 from every sale of 9 different Cherry Republic products goes back to support the community and environmental conservation in the Great Lakes region.
Learn more about their #cherrishmichigan campaign on our news post: friendsofsleepingbear.org/cherrish-michigan/ ...