Track Chair

First-of-its-kind Accessibility Program at a National Park

We are happy to report that our 2022 Track Chair Season will be up and running this June. We plan on opening up reservations on June 1st and the track chairs will be available starting June 24th. We are also very excited to announce a third chair and new location. Due to a generous donation, we were able to purchase a third chair, which hopefully will be here in May. This chair will be available at the Platte River Campground to use on the Rail Road Grade Trail. This trail is relatively flat and leads to the Lake Michigan Shoreline.

We are always seeking volunteers that would be interested in becoming part of this exciting and very rewarding program. Apply to be a volunteer today! 

The 2022 Track Chair Reservations are NOW OPEN.
If you are interested in requesting a Track Chair Hike, please visit our Reservation Page for more detail. Hikes are available Friday through Monday in the Summer in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  




Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes values the right of every visitor to experience our Park’s natural beauty. To provide an opportunity to visitors who need hiking assistance to explore designated trails in the Park, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes offers the use of the track chair. This personal mobility device is a track wheelchair that enables access to gorgeous park features, including views of Lake Michigan, pastoral historic farmlands, forest trails, and meadows without harming the trail or adjacent land.


Track Chair Program in the News! Watch Below!

The track chair program is meant to be used by park visitors who need hiking assistance to experience a rustic hiking trail. Because of limited availability, it may only be reserved by those who find it difficult to experience the designated trail without assistance.

If you would like to know more about the 2022 track chair season, please contact the Track Chair Coordinator by e-mail at






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