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?
On October 6, 1972, ceremonies in Munising marked the establishment of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America's first national lakeshore. To symbolically link the park's two gateway communities of Munising and Grand Marais, water was poured from two glass containers into a third. More...