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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Park Statistics

Just the Facts (pdf)
Statistics regarding Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
 

Park Visitation
For additional visitation statistics on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other NPS areas,
please visit the National Park Service Public Use Statistics webpage at www2.nature.nps.gov/stats

Year

Visits

Change

2014
2013 575,450 - 3.2%
2012 593,587 5.8%
2011 561,104 12.4%
2010 499,281 11.4%
2009 448,215 12.4%
2008 398,774 - 9.7%
2007 441,521 5.0%
2006 419,298 - 12.1%
2005 476,888 24.9%
2004 381,854 - 0.2%
2003 382,456 - 10.9%
2002 429,229 1.9%
2001 421,312 - 0.3%
2000 422,683 - 4.6%
1999 442,916 2.7%
1998 455,120 9.9%
1997 413,963 2.5%
1996 403,684 - 12.8%
1995 462,687 - 20.4%
1994 581,281 - 4.8%
1993 610,811 4.7%
1992 583,110 - 23.7%
1991 704,894 25.4%
1990 561,973 --
 

Operation of the National Park Service (ONPS) Base Budget
Full Time Equivalences (FTE) Staffing
(includes both permanent and seasonal employees)

Fiscal Year

ONPS Budget

Staffing (FTE)

2015
2014 $2.6 million
2013 $2.5 million 30
2012 $2,641,000 37
2011 $2,729,000 37
2010 $2,744,000 33
2009 $2,487,000 31
2008 $2,118,000 31
2007 $1,972,000 29
2006 $1,926,000 29
2005 $1,892,000 32
2004 $1,800,000 27
2003 $1,808,000 29
2002 $1,811,000 29
2001 $1,731,000 29
2000 $1,384,000 25
1999 $1,344,000 25
1998 $1,289,000 27
1997 $1,244,000 25
1996 $1,209,000 27
1995 $1,207,000 27
1994 $1,167,000 27
1993 $1,131,000 28
1992 $1,093,000 27
1991 $1,015,000 26
1990 $929,000 24


 

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...