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 »
Lakes and Ponds
Lake Superior is the major water body in the area and forms the northern border of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The lake has a maximum depth of 420 m (1,335 feet) but is relatively shallow near PRNL's shoreline. Its surface lies at an elevation of 187 m (600 feet) above sea level. The maximum tidal/storm elevation has been recorded at 604.3 feet. In recent times lake level has varied on the order of several feet due to changes in precipitation and evaporation.
Are you planning a summer kayak trip on the shores of Lake Superior? Ever wondered what the mouth of the Hurricane River looks like?
The Superior Watershed Partnership website hosts the Lake Superior ShoreViewer. The ShoreViewer covers every Upper Peninsula coastal county (9) and township (32) bordering Lake Superior. It offers user-friendly advantages such as easy-to-recognize birds-eye oblique photography. It also provides detailed planning information including soils, elevation, slope, cover types, U.S. Geological Survey quad maps, color infrared photography and wetland data.
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...