Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »
Amphibians and Reptiles
NPS photo by Gregg Bruff
As would be expected at this northern latitude, herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) are not numerous. Only 5 reptile and 12 amphibian species are confirmed to exist within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
For more information...
Amphibian Checklist of Pictured Rocks NL (pdf)
Reptile Checklist of Pictured Rocks NL (pdf)
Audio Samples of Frog Calls - University of Michigan website
Did You Know?
Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...