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 »
Lars Jensen photo
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located approximately 46 degrees north latitude and 86 degrees west longitude. The coldest months average well below 0°C (32°F) and the warmer months about 22°C (70°F).
For more information...
Climate Change in National Parks (pdf)
Climate Change and the Great Lakes (pdf)
Climate Change - Pictured Rocks webpage
Weather - Pictured Rocks webpage
National Park Service Climate Friendly Parks - NPS website
National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network - NPS website
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Marquette, Michigan - NWS 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...