Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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A tree-killing pest has made its way into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and its spread has state natural resources officials concerned.

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The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park plans to welcome back the majority of its seasonal workers on Monday, June 8.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Closed until July

Apr 22, 2020
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announced Tuesday it will be closing additional facilities until July 1st.

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More and more people have been visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as the weather warms up. 

Now, the park located in Empire is closed to all visitors. 

 

The popular tourism area shut down after an influx of people did not social distance while visiting the park last weekend.

Trails, trailheads, picnic areas and boat launches are closed until further notice, says Deputy Superintendent Tom Ulrich.