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 trail to the Grand Sable Dunes north to the beach along Lake Superior to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety.
Federal Register Announcements
Federal Register is the official gazette of the United State Government. Published every Federal working day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register provides legal notice of:
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 Grand Sable Dunes are a federally designated Research Natural Area. The five square miles of dunes are an unusual glacial kame terrace with overlying dunes caused by fluctuating lake levels over the centuries. The dunes are located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Grand Marais, Mich. More...