Camping reservations at D. H. Day Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open up on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Also on Monday morning, additional campsites at Platte River Campground will open for reservation, including all campsites in loop 2, additional campsites in loop 4, and walk-to sites. All reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777
The decision to convert 100% of campsites at D. H. Day and Platte River Campgrounds to reservation was announced by Superintendent Scott Tucker more than a year ago. The change will address the overnight waiting lines that typically crowded the campground entrances each night during the summer and will allow visitors to better plan their camping stays at the National Lakeshore.
Campers should also note that reservations will be accepted right up to the day-of-camping (same day reservations), so the opportunity to obtain last minute campsites will still be available.
Camping reservations will be required for arrival dates of May 1 through October 14. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, campers are limited to 14 nights in a specific campground.
For more in-depth information about the National Lakeshore, please go to www.nps.gov/slbe. Also, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sbdnl, Twitter site at www.twitter.com/sleepingbearnps, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/sleepingbearnps.
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campsite photo from leelanau.com