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 trail to the Grand Sable Dunes north to the beach along Lake Superior 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?
The Grand Sable Dunes are a federally designated Research Natural Area. The five square miles of dunes are an unusual glacial kame terrace with overlying dunes caused by fluctuating lake levels over the centuries. The dunes are located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Grand Marais, Mich. More...