Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes.

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Snowshoers trek through the snowy north woods

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter brings solitude and beauty to the north woods plus snowshoeing, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice climbing and winter camping.

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Thundercloud over Lake Superior

Whether the Weather

The lakeshore climate varies as much as the seasons. Snowfall averages 140 inches each year, though it may seem like more!

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This toy poodle remains on a leash while having fun in the sand at Miners Beach.

Pets at the Lakeshore

Pets are permitted at drive-in campgrounds, along roads, and in designated developed areas such as Munising Falls and Miners Castle.

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Visitor glides his canoe in the Beaver Basin Wilderness.

Beaver Basin Wilderness

The 11,740 acre Beaver Basin Wilderness includes 13 miles of stunning Lake Superior shoreline plus trails, lakes, and creeks.

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Au Sable Lighthouse

Maritime Sites

The Lakeshore interprets the stories, dating back to 1874, associated with the U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Life Saving Service, and the Coast Guard.

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A camper's tents at Little Beaver Lake Campground in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Drive-in Campgrounds

The lakeshore has three drive-in campgrounds located at Little Beaver Lake, Twelvemile Beach, and Hurricane River. Sorry, no reservations.

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Backpacking along the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Backcountry Camping

Located along the Lake Superior shoreline, hikers find a spectacular place for backcountry camping, hiking, and relaxation. Permits are required.

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