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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • 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 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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September 10, 2014
Brody Block to Retire on September 28
Guy “Brody” Block will retire on September 28 following a lifetime of public service. Open house planned at the Grand Sable Visitor Center, September 26, 1-4 p.m.

September 05, 2014
Au Sable Day 2014
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore invites you to their annual Au Sable Day, Saturday, September 20.

August 08, 2014
Third Rescue at the Log Slide within Two Weeks
On August 7, rangers at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore conducted a rescue on the Log Slide.

August 07, 2014
Alger Women of Honor 2014
The twentieth annual Alger Women of Honor Observance to be held Thursday, August 21.

July 28, 2014
Grand Sable Dunes section closed due to hazardous erosion
A portion of Grand Sable Dunes is closed to all public entry for visitor safety. The northeast section of the Grand Sable Dunes is rapidly and unpredictably eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior.

July 24, 2014
Economic Benefit 2013
A new National Park Service report shows that 575,451 visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in 2013 spent $23.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 306 jobs in the local area.

May 08, 2014
PRNL Photo Wins 2013 Share The Experience Competition
Courtney Kotewa is the grand prize winner with her photo of kayaking on Lake Superior along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

April 23, 2014
Adopt a Trail 2014
The 2014 “Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Campsite and Adopt-a-Beach” orientation and training session will be held Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

March 11, 2014
Sand Point Revetment Public Scoping Meetings
Two public scoping sessions are scheduled for a new planning process involving the Sand Point revetment at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. March 19-20, 2014

Did You Know?

Bear claw scars on the smooth bark of an American beech tree.

Bear claw marks can be seen on the trunks of American beech trees because the bark is so smooth. Bears climb trees for safety and to eat beech nuts. The non-native beech bark disease is sweeping through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, killing many beech trees. Trees scarred with bear claw marks will be harder to find. More...