Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Overview / Map of Sleeping Bear Dunes

At A Glance

Park Statistics Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was authorized by congress on October 21, 1970. It encompasses a 35 mile stretch of Lake Michigan's eastern shoreline and North and South Manitou Islands. The Park was established to preserve the "outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient ...

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Planning Your Visit

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in Northwestern Lower Michigan along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Visitor Center is in Empire, MI about 25 miles from Traverse City. Most people visit the park via car, but you can fly to Traverse City and rent a car to ...

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Visitor Services

Visitor Centers Philip A. Hart Visitor Center The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center is located on M-72 just east of the intersection with M-22 in Empire, MI. You will find a wealth of information about the park and the natural and human history of the area. Park passes, brochures, and maps ...

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In A Nutshell

Getting Around Most visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore arrive and travel through the Park by car, RV, or motorcycle. You can easily get to all attractions by driving on M-22 through most of the Park and then taking the M-109 loop about 2 miles north of ...

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