“Find Your Park” is the theme for this year’s National Park Week, April 18-26 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The National Park Service is waiving the park entry fee in celebration of National Park Week during the first weekend of National Park Week, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Fees waived include entrance fees and commercial tour fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, and concession fees are not included. All National Park Week special events at the National Lakeshore are also free.
There are many exciting National Park Week events planned at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including a Star Party, scavenger hunt, and Junior Ranger Day activities. In particular, you can Find Your Park in the National Lakeshore’s spectacular night sky.
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 p.m. at Platte River Point. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.