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 »
Beech Bark Disease
U.S. Forest Service photo
The American beech, a dominant species in the upland forests of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, is seriously threatened by Beech Bark Disease. Beech Bark Disease (BBD) originated in Europe and was accidentally introduced to Nova Scotia around 1890, most likely in an infected European beech tree brought for a horticulture exhibit. It has been spreading slowly through the eastern U.S. ever since.
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources photo
Impacts to the Forest Ecosystem
NPS photo / Mike Peters
What can be done?
Did You Know?
Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Au Sable Light Station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1874, the station beacon still shines over Lake Superior's frigid waters. The lamp is now solar powered. More...