Sleeping Bear Dunes Maps

If you’re looking for a Sleeping Bear Dunes map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 28 free Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find tons of maps showing hiking and ski trails on mainland Michigan as well as the Manitou islands. You can also browse the best-selling Sleeping Bear Dunes maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

Sleeping Bear Dunes map from the official brochure

Sleeping Bear Dunes mapHere is the main Sleeping Bear Dunes map which shows the points of interest on the mainland as well as the Manitou Islands. Click the image to view a full size JPG (700 kb) or download the PDF (6.5 mb).

Mainland Sleeping Bear Dunes maps

Sleeping Bear Dunes trailhead mapThis is a Sleeping Bear Dunes trailhead map, showing the location of each main trailhead in the mainland part of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail mapHere’s a Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail map, showing the length of the trail from Good Harbor Trailhead in the north to Manning Road Trailhead to the south. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).

Platte River Campground mapThe Platte River Campground map shows the large car-accessible campground located on the southern end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click the image to view a full size GIF (500 kb).

sleeping-bear-dunes-white-pine-campground-map-thumbHere’s a White Pine Backcountry Campground map, located in the Platte Plains area of the park and containing six campsites and a fire ring. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes Valley View campground mapThe Valley View Backcountry Campground map shows the five campsites in this primitive campground in the northeastern part of the park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes hiking and ski maps

Following are a variety of hiking and ski trail maps located on mainland Michigan in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They are arranged roughly northeast to southwest.

Good Harbor Bay hike and ski trail mapThe Good Harbor Bay hiking and skiing map is in the northeastern-most part of the park and shows the 2.8-mile loop leaving from Lake Michigan Road near the picnic area. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes Pyramid Point trail mapThe Pyramid Point trail map covers the northernmost point on the Michigan mainland in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click the image to view a full size GIF (70 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes Alligator Hill mapHere’s an Alligator Hill map, showing the trails labeled with a variety of difficulty levels along with a suggested direction to travel. Click the image to view a full size GIF (600 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes Bay View mapThis Bay View hiking and ski trail map displays the trails near Thoreson Road, overlooking Sleeping Bear Bay from the east. Click the image to view a full size GIF (450 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes trail mapThis is a Dunes Trail map, focusing on the main Sleeping Bear Dunes trails on Sleeping Bear Point (including the Dune Climb). Click the image to view a full size JPG (450 kb).

Windy Moraine hiking and ski trail mapThe Windy Moraine ski and hiking trail map shows the Advanced Loop – a more difficult ski trail that involves some steep downhill and sharp curves. Click the image to view a full size GIF (230 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes Shauger Hill trail mapThe Shauger Hill hiking trail map covers the 2.4-mile loop that departs from the parking area and kiosk off Stocking Scenic Drive. Click the image to view a full size GIF (180 kb).

Empire Bluff trail mapHere’s the Empire Bluff trail map, showing the three-quarters mile trail (one way) leading to the edge of the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Click the image to view a full size GIF (400 kb).

sleeping-bear-dunes-platte-plains-hiking-ski-trail-map-thumbThe Platte Plains map focuses on the hiking and ski trails located in the area near Otter Lake and Bass Lake and the White Pine backcountry campground. Click the image to view a full size GIF (500 kb).

Old Indian hike and ski trail mapThe Old Indian hiking and ski trail map is in the southwestern-most area of the park and shows the Green Arrow Loop and Black Arrow Loop. Click the image to view a full size GIF (350 kb).

South Manitou Island maps

South Manitou Island mapThis South Manitou Island map shows the campgrounds, trails, and sites to see on this island only accessible by ferry. (Thanks to Phizzy on Wikipedia for the map.) Click the image to view a full size PNG (500 kb).

South Manitou Island topo mapHere’s a South Manitou Island topographic map from the USGS, showing the topography and lay of the land in great detail. Click the image to view a full size JPG (950 kb) or download the PDF (14.2 mb).

Manitou Bay Campground mapHere’s a Bay Campground map, showing the sites, fire rings, and restrooms located in this campground in along the east shoreline of South Manitou Island. Click the image to view a full size GIF (250 kb).

Manitou Popple Campground mapThe Popple Campground map shows the seven separate campsites (and one restroom) located on the north shore of South Manitou Island. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Manitou Weather Station Campground mapThis Weather Station Campground map shows the two separate camping areas in this campground located on the south shoreline of South Manitou Island. Click the image to view a full size GIF (500 kb).

North Manitou Island maps

North Manitou Islands trail mapThe North Manitou Island trail map shows the campgrounds, trails, and points of interest across the island radiating out from the village dock. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb).

North Manitou Island topo mapHere’s a North Manitou Island topographic map, showing topo lines and the extensive network of trails across the island. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.5 mb) or download the PDF (14.6 mb).

Various Sleeping Bear Dunes maps

Sleeping Bear Dunes features mapThe Sleeping Bear Dunes features map identifies both natural landforms (forests, dunes, lakes) as well as human structures like lighthouses. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes land type mapHere’s a Sleeping Bear Dunes land type map shows the different landforms that are found on the surface of the park – sand dunes, ridges, and plains. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes land cover mapThe Sleeping Bear Dunes land cover map identifies specifically what makes up the ground surface in all areas – sand, grass, forest, water, roads, farms, etc. Click the image to view a full size JPG (350 kb).

Sleeping Bear Dunes geology mapThis Sleeping Bear Dunes simple geology map shows the basic rocks, soils, and glacial features that make up the park lands and surrounding region. Click the image to view a full size JPG (200 kb).

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