Sleeping Bear Dunes Covid-19 Changes

Spring at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Spring Dunes by James Eye View Photography

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has announced modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

As of March 23, 2020, the Platte River Campground, White Pine Campground and National Lakeshore restrooms are closed until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, all park trails and beaches will remain open to provide healthy options for the public. The NPS urges visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.

The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center remains closed until further notice. For park information, visitors can follow these links below to download Sleeping Bear Dunes’ mobile app for both Apple and Android.

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.