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National Park Week

April 18, 2015 - April 26, 2015

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National Park Week | April 18th – 26th, 2015

America’s national parks are filled with iconic landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. During National Park Week, April 18-26, 2015, you can explore them in depth. Take some time to visit and explore areas of our beloved Sleeping Bear Dunes this week!

National Park Pass Required, but NPS is waiving entrance fees for April 18th & 19th.

To kick off the week, join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society for a guided exploration of our night sky on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 – 11:00 PM at Platte River Point. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight!

During the week, join the “Find Your Park Scavenger Hunt“, which can be downloaded from or pick up a copy at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center. Then share your experiences on social media using #findyourpark. Also, check out the National Lakeshore’s Facebook Page and the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Facebook page. Or follow the Rangers on Twitter at for special daily “Find Your Park” posts at 4:00 PM each day.

On April 25, Junior Rangers (young and young-at-heart) are invited to spend either the morning or afternoon participating in Junior Ranger Day. Children can earn an official Junior Ranger Day badge. Meet Park Rangers at the DH Day Log Cabin to design your own arrowhead, paint on the beach, learn basic knot-typing techniques, and other fun activities from 10:00 – 11:30 AM or 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Please park in Glen Haven and walk the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to the log cabin in the DH Day campground.

You can get a park pass for the week or for the year, at Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District located in downtown Glen Arbor, or at the Visitor’s Center in Empire, MI


April 18, 2015
April 26, 2015
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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