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
Firearms Laws of Michigan, March 2009
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?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is America's first National Lakeshore, authorized on October 15, 1966. On the same day, President Lyndon B. Johnson also signed into law another piece of landmark legislation -- the National Historic Preservation Act. More...