• 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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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
Bats and white-nose syndrome program at Munising Library
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore interpreter Andrea Chynoweth will present a program about bats and white-nose syndrome at the Munising Public Library on Tuesday, August 5, at 1:30 p.m.

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.

July 07, 2014
Lake Superior Day 2014
In celebration of Lake Superior Day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore interpreter Andrea Chynoweth will lead a guided walk at Miners Beach on Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

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

March 03, 2014
Economic Benefit 2012
A new NPS report shows that 593,587 visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in 2012 spent $23.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 312 jobs in the local area.

Did You Know?

Kingston Lake Campground, owned State of Michigan, is located within Pictured Rocks NL's inland buffer zone.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...