• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright 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?

The Schoolcraft Blast Furnace was located at today's Munising Falls site.

The Schoolcraft/Munising Blast Furnace operated from 1869 to 1877. It produced many tons of pig iron for post Civil War continental expansion. Only ruins remain at this National Register of Historic Places site, located at Munising Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...