This 70,000-acre national park includes 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and the North and South Manitou Islands. Awarded "The Most Beautiful Place In America", this stunning shoreline offers many opportunities to connect with nature. A beach bum paradise, you'll find a bounty of spots to dip your toes in the sand while taking in the glorious scenic coast. Take a drive along the famous highway M22, create a new tradition on your journey! Stop by the Visitor Center in Empire for more info.
The Visitor Center
Stop by the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire for lots of great park information.
Pets in the Park
Leashed pets are only allowed in certain areas. Take a look at this page for more information.
No Drone Zone
Launching, landing or operating drones or unmanned aircraft in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.
While visiting the park, stop by the Visitor Center in Empire, the Dune Center Bookstore at the Dune Climb, or the Glen Haven General Store to get your copy of the Junior Ranger Book. The books are FREE! Complete the activities and requirements, take the book to a ranger station, and a ranger will review your book with you