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    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Park Statistics

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

Park Visitation

Year

Visits

Change

1990

561,973

--

1991

704,894

25.4%

1992

583,110

-23.7%

1993

610,811

4.7%

1994

581,281

-4.8%

1995

462,687

-20.4%

1996

403,684

-12.8%

1997

413,963

2.5%

1998

455,120

9.9%

1999

442,916

2.7%

2000

422,683

-4.6%

2001

421,312

-0.3%

2002

429,229

1.9%

2003

382,456

-10.9%

2004

381,854

-0.2%

2005

476,888

24.9%

2006

419,298

-12.1%

2007

441,521

5.0%

2008

398,774

-9.7%

2009

448,215

12.4%

2010

499,281

11.4%

2011

561,104

12.4%

2012

593,587

5.8%

2013


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
 

Operation of the National Park Service (ONPS) Base Budget
Staffing (fulltime equivalences)
- includes both permanent and seasonal employees

Fiscal Year

ONPS Budget

Staffing (FTE)

1990

$929,000

24

1991

$1,015,000

26

1992

$1,093,000

27

1993

$1,131,000

28

1994

$1,167,000

27

1995

$1,207,000

27

1996

$1,209,000

27

1997

$1,244,000

25

1998

$1,289,000

27

1999

$1,344,000

25

2000

$1,384,000

25

2001

$1,731,000

29

2002

$1,811,000

29

2003

$1,808,000

29

2004

$1,800,000

27

2005

$1,892,000

32

2006

$1,926,000

29

2007

$1,972,000

29

2008

$2,118,000

31

2009

$2,487,000

31

2010

$2,744,000

33

2011

$2,729,000

2012

$2.6 million

2013

$2.5 million



 

Did You Know?

Mineral seepage creates the vibrant colors shown on this close-up photo of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...