The Disabled Traveler's Companion

County Road 651

In cooperation with the Leelanau County Road Commission, the National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has made improvements to beach access and parking at the ends of Leelanau County Roads 651.  The improvements include the installation of accessible parking spaces, pathways and picnic tables, additional paved parking, extended parking spaces for larger vehicles or trailers and easy unloading at each road ending.  These improvements were been designed to improve vehicular circulation, reduce traffic congestion and provide better parking, emergency access and enhanced facilities at these popular Lake Michigan beaches.

At County Road 651, there are two handicapped accessible parking spaces near the beach with paths leading to a small picnic area.  There is also be an accessible path leading to the existing vault toilet.

';Recreation and preservation are fundamental elements of the National Lakeshore.  These new amenities will allow people, especially those with disabilities, to recreate more easily at the popular National Lakeshore beaches, while still preserving and protecting the surrounding natural resources."; (Dusty Schultz, Superintendent Sleeping Bear Dunes)  






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