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Can you swim at the Sleeping Bear Dunes?

Yes! The Lake Michigan beaches within the National Lakeshore are some of the finest freshwater beaches in the country. Some recommendations for beaches include:

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What is there to do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes?

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the most popular single attraction in the Traverse City area, and it’s only a short drive from downtown Traverse City and the surrounding counties. A year-round attraction, the park provides outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone. Here are some recommended activities:

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How much does it cost to get into Sleeping Bear Dunes?

Park Entrance Pass - $25.00
Per private vehicle (valid for 1-7 days from date of purchase)

Park Entrance Pass - Motorcycle - $20.00
Per motorcycle (valid for 1-7 days from date of purchase)

Per Person Entrance Pass - $15.00
Visitors 16 years of age or older who enter on foot, bicycle, or as part of an organized group not involved in a commercial tour.
 

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Where should I stay when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes?

Located in Leelanau and Benzie counties, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a short drive from Traverse City and surrounding port towns. Discover nearby lodging options in Traverse City and Benzie County.

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