As of June 23, 2020, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announced the Visitors Center has reopened in Empire MI. There, you can purchase park passes, and use public restroom facilities. The Dune Climb and all trails are open. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and Museums will remain closed until further notice.
Buy our book, The Life of the Sleeping Bear today. Your support funds crucial Park projects.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has reopened access to park facilities after state closures due to COVID-19
Due to continued concern with Covid-19, we have suspended the Track Chair Program for this 2020 Season. We hope to have it up and running in 2021.
Adopt-A-Beach volunteers walk their Lake Michigan beach and pick up litter and answer visitor questions. Sign-up to volunteer today!
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Looking for a new trail to explore? Check out this view waiting for you at the look-out of the Bay View Trail.
There are 8 miles of trails divided into various loops. These images are taken from the overlook which is across from the trailhead that crosses Thoreson Road.
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The Pierce Stocking Scenic drive has remained closed this summer to tackle some needed repairs and clean-up. The Park has partnered with YouthWork providing additional volunteers to help with the workload.
Today, the @friendsofslbe gifted copies of The Life of Sleeping Bear highlighting the history and folklore of our amazing lakeshore to help participants learn all about the area they were working on.
The Pierce Stocking Scenic will remain closed until further notice from the park as repairs continue. ...
Rise your hands if you want to do Yoga on the Beach at the Sleeping Bear Dunes!
We are excited to bring this program back this year and are confident we can create a calming and safe experience for those who participate.
Join us starting Next Friday, July 3rd at 10am in Glen Haven for our first class of the summer.
This year, we are asking you to sign up ahead of time and donate online through our donation portal. We suggest a $10 per participant per class.
Our wonderful instructor this year will once again be Amy from Yoga on the Beach, Leelanau County, Northern Michigan.
Sign-up and learn more on our Yoga on the Beach Program page: friendsofsleepingbear.org/programs/yoga-on-the-beach/ ...
We had a group of 8 volunteers that worked on the River this morning for our annual Lower Platte River Clean-up!
We were joined by a cleanup canoe and @sleepingbearnps Ranger, Matt Mohrman. A special thank you to Kyle Orr, owner of @riversidecanoes and his crew for their help and kayaks for those that needed them!
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