Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The stunning Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area, in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, is the perfect place to come and enjoy the 35 miles of Lake Michigan’s coastline. There is so much natural beauty to enjoy here along with hiking, biking, water sports and swimming but, the must not miss are the sand dunes. They roll and spike to 400 feet in stunning colors that range from light champagne to bright burnt sienna. Take a day and hike the dunes and enjoy lunch at the picnic area. Another great way to spend an afternoon is to visit one of the many wineries and vineyards in the area. Most offer wine tasting and some of the vineyards offer tours of the vineyards and operations.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Address
9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630
231-326-5134 ext. 328
Number of Sites
Platte River Campground has 122 sites.
D.H. Day Campground is rustic with 88 sites.
Platte River Campground is open year-round. Only one loop is open during the winter. The summer season is early May until mid-October.
The D.H. Day Campground is open early April until late November.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Attractions
Platte River campground has electric hookups, hot showers and modern restrooms, waste station, back-in and pull-through RV sites along with sites for tents. For your convenience there is a firewood concession within the campground.
D.H. Day Campground is rustic with vault toilets, water spigots and dirt roads.
There are ranger talks during the summer season at both parks.
There is so much to do in this vast area including hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing in the crystal river waters. Hiking the sand dunes and of course all the water activities that Lake Michigan offers.
For more information about Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore please visit the National Park Service U.S. Department of the interior website at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore