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While this property was protected by GTRLC, it is owned and managed by the Village of Elberta. Please contact them with any issues.

Protected in 2010, Elberta Dunes South features majestic glacial moraines, towering dunes, untouched forests and a 1/4 mile of sandy Lake Michigan beach. A hiking trail leads to sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding Betsie Valley. This property hosts the Pitcher’s Thistle- listed federally and by the state as a threatened species, the Lake Huron Locust- a state threatened insect, and Piping Plovers- a federally listed endangered species, have used this part of Lake Michigan’s shore for nesting.

Read the Elberta Dunes chapter from our 25th-anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.


Please note there is no shoreline access.

For more information and up-to-date rules and regulations, please contact the Village of Elberta at (231) 352-7201 or visit their website here.


Elberta Dunes South Trails

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