Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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 are available at the Information Desk. If you have questions, Rangers and volunteers are available to assist you.

Operating Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day (Summer) — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Rest of Year — 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: 231-326-5134 ext. 328

Plan out your visit by looking at the large relief map of the park located in the main lobby of the Visitor Center and ask a Ranger for advice and information while you are here. There is always a Ranger or Volunteer available to answer your questions.

The Dune Center

The Dune Center Bookstore is an Eastern National sales area located at the base of the Dune Climb and features T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, nature games, postcards, books, videos, and convenience items. Public restrooms and vending machines are available near the Dune Center during the summer.

Operating Hours
May 26 to June 28, 2007 - Noon to 5:00 p.m. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
June 29 to September 3, 2007 - Noon to 5:00 p.m. Open daily.
Phone: 231-334-2010

Glen Haven General Store

The Glen Haven General Store is operated by Eastern National and appears much as it did during the 1920's and features typical general store merchandise and items related to the history of the Glen Haven area including kitchenware, food, toys, maritime items and books.

Operating Hours
May 26 to June 28, 2007 - Noon to 5:00 p.m. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
June 29 to September 3, 2007 - Noon to 5:00 p.m. Open Daily.
Phone: 231-334-3710

South Manitou Island Visitor Center

The former General Store for the island now serves as a Visitor Center. It houses an interesting collection of photos and artifacts that tell the story of what life was like for the loggers, farmers, and members of the Life-Saving Service who made the island home.

Post Office

The following Post Offices are located near the Park:

Empire, MI - 10234 W. Front St. in downtown Empire

Glen Arbor, MI - 6456 W. Harbor Hwy on M-22 in Glen Arbor

Honor, MI - 10982 Main St. on M-31 in Honor

Frankfort, MI - 615 Main St. in downtown Frankfort

Leland, MI - 122 N. Main St. in Leland.

Bookstore

Eastern National operates the three Bookstores at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can shop online for books and merchandise related to Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Gas Station

Gas stations near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be found in Empire, Glen Arbor, and Leland, and in other cities and villages near the Lakeshore.

General Store

When you are in Glen Haven, stop and walk around the little logging village, which has been restored to it's appearance in the 1920's. Walk into the General Store and browse some of the merchandise related to the history of the Glen Haven area, including kitchenware, food, toys, and maritime-related items and books.

The store is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. During June, the store is closed Modays through Thursdays.

The Leelanau Ranger Station is located upstairs.

Hours

May 26 - June 28, 2007, Noon - 5:00 PM, Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday only.
June 29 - Sept 3, 2007, Noon - 5:00 PM Open Daily

Phone

231-334-3710

Location

Historic villiage of Glen Haven off M-109

Activities

General Store appears as it did in the 1920's and offers typical general store merchandise and items related to the history of the Glen Haven area including kitchenware, prepackaged foods, toys, maritime related items and books..

Exhibits

Small exhibit and museum area

Facilities

Restrooms are next to the store. A wireless FM assistive listening device is available.