Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Address:9922 Front St
Empire, MI 49630

Phone:231-326-5134
Fax:231-326-5382
Web: www.nps.gov/slbe/
Size: 71,291 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 21, 1970; established on October 21, 1977.
Location:In Michigan, on the northwestern shore of Lake Michigan's lower peninsula. Many north-south highways approach the park, including US 31 along Lake Michigan, US 131 through Grand Rapids, and I-75, which runs the length of the state into the Upper Peninsula.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, auto touring, ranger-led walks, campfire programs.
Special Features:This diverse landscape features 35 miles of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, massive sand dunes, birch-lined streams, white sand beaches, beech-maple forests, clear lakes, and rugged bluffs towering as high as 460 feet above Lake Michigan. Two offshore wilderness islands -- North and South Manitou -- offer tranquility and seclusion.

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References in periodicals archive ?
immaculatus at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBD-NL) in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, USA (Linton 1995).
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Michigan is a natural geographic wonder, offering massive coastal sand dunes, birch-lined streams, dense beech-maple forests and rugged bluffs towering as high as 460 feet above Lake Michigan.
In 1970, congressional legislation combined the Manitou Islands with select property in Leelanau and Benzie counties to establish Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Port Oneida was assumed into this new park, and designated within it as a "special-use district." A few landowners, like Orpha Burfiend, negotiated lifetime leases for their property with the federal government--an exchange that allowed them to live in their homes until their deaths.
National parks are a part of my family history, beginning with many summer vacations to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from our home outside of Detroit, Michigan, and continuing to this day with my daughter's work at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Seeds were collected from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Oct.
color within forests of oak, maple, cherry, chestnut, birch, hickory, ash, and beech trees is breathtaking." The tapestry of colors of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and surrounding protected forests in Benzie County change to vivid fall colors on the roads that traverse the county.
In the morning hours, when the lake and the sky are the same soft gray, Alice Van Zoeren steps among the small stones marking the high waterline at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.
We planted one tiller from a Michigan population (collected from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire MI; 44.82N, 86.06W) and one tiller of the 'Cape' variety (from Vans Pines Nursery, MI) in each pot.
"Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a great example of a place that looks absolutely spectacular--but there are major ecological issues in Lake Michigan, and Sleeping Bear Dunes is right in the middle of it," says Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.