• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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For Kids

Blue sky, sunshine, Lake Superior, and the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Pictured Rocks and Lake Superior

NPS photo by Brenda St. Martin

Kids Create!
Working on a report for school? Wanna know more about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and what you can do here?

One of the quickest ways to find out stuff about the park is by clicking on the Site Index under Parks Tools at the left.

That takes you to a list of all of the information on the park. The Nature and Science section is great for facts on animals, plants and other natural history info. The History and Culture section is the place to go for stuff on people and our relationship to this beautiful land. Maps can be found - guess where? Under Plan Your Visit - Maps! Cool.

Be sure to check out the Junior Ranger section and if you don't mind cruising the net more, try Web Rangers.
Munising Falls trickles over the cliffs and down the stream in this photo taken through the trees at the right overlook.

Munising Falls

NPS photo by Brenda St. Martin

While you're here ...
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is rich with nature and human history stories, giving children plenty of opportunity to explore.

Kids visiting the lakeshore enjoy the exhibits at the visitor centers. There are several easy day hikes that kids of all ages can go on, including the Munising Falls trail and the Log Slide overlook. For older children, the Chapel Trail provides a good challenge and is an excellent day hike.

In the summer, get kids involved in ranger-led programs including lighthouse tours and campfire programs. Stop by any of the park's visitor centers to check the schedule, ask directions or further suggestions.

Family Activities (pdf)

Did You Know?

The former Grand Marais Coast Guard Station now serves as a Ranger Station at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

When the 729-foot freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975, the last land-based communication to the ship was from the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station. This station and the Munising USCG Station are now managed by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...