Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is very cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you are traveling to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and once in a while jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in this region is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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