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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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    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 »

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore does not have any current announcements in the Federal Register. Links to a sampling of previous announcements are posted below. All are pdf files.

 
Personal Watercraft Use Final Rule
October 27, 2005

Summary: This final rule designates areas where personal watercraft (PWC) may used at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This final rule implements the provisions of the NPS general regulations authorizing parks to allow the use of PWC by promulgating a special regulation.
 
Environmental Statements; Record of Decision
December 28, 2004

Summary: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, as approved by the Midwest Regional Director.
 
Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement; Notice of Availability
October 22, 2004

Summary: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS announces the availability of the final GMP/WS/EIS for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
 
Record of Decision; Final Environmental Impact Statement: Beaver Basin Rim Road
September 6, 1996

Summary: This Record of Decision describes the road provision alternatives that were considered, mitigating measures adopted to avoid or minimize environmental impacts, and the decision reached regarding the proposed Beaver Basin Rim Road at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
 
Hunting Closure Final Rule
September 14, 1995
36 CFR Part 7

Summary: This rule closes certain developed and high visitor use areas of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to hunting in the interest of public safety. Hunting in these developed and high visitor use areas constitutes a hazard to the safety of the visiting public.

 

Did You Know?

The former Grand Marais Coast Guard Station now serves as a Ranger Station at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

When the 729-foot freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975, the last land-based communication to the ship was from the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station. This station and the Munising USCG Station are now managed by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...