Along with new signage and trail maps, the National Park Service is displaying and encouraging you to scan and download QR codes for the National Park Service App.

Brochures with the QR code are also available at the Visitors Center if you make a stop there first. Quickly and easily, scan the code with your smartphone, download the app and have an instant source of information about Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, or any of the over 400 National Parks included in the app. You can also download maps and other content to use when cell coverage is unavailable. 

You may have noticed the missing trail map boxes already? This system is in use at all trailheads within Sleeping Bear Dunes to eliminate the use of paper trail maps. Simply look for the QR code posted on the trailhead signage (pictured above) and scan with your phone’s camera. 

You will also see QR codes that take you directly to the Sleeping Bear Dunes website. Various short videos about the park as well as the new park film, ‘Water, Sand and Sky’ are available to view. Another code will quickly give you information and updates about how best to enjoy SBD with your four-legged friends. Be sure to check these out!







Article and photos by Kristy Tompkins