• The tower of the Au Sable Light Station against a summer blue sky. Photo © Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit these State of Michigan websites.

Michigan State Police Firearms webpage
http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1591_3503_4654---,00.html

Firearms Laws of Michigan, March 2009
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/Publications/Firearms.pdf

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Please refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930 Possession of Firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities.

At Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, firearms are prohibited in public buildings including

- Interagency Visitor Center
- Munising Falls Visitor Center
- Munising Range Lights
- Park Headquarters
- Miners Castle Information Center
- Au Sable Light Station
- Grand Sable Visitor Center
- Grand Marais Ranger Station

Frequently Asked Questions: National Parks and Firearms (pdf)
 

Did You Know?

Chapel Lake is shown with fall colors, a beautifu view of the northwoods in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Chapel Lake is one of several plunge pool lakes created by post glacial rivers after the Marquette advance of the most recent ice age. Its greatest depth is 140 feet. Other plunge pool lakes include Deer Lake and Ginpole Lake in Alger County, home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...