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 »
NPS Initiates New Planning Process Regarding PWC at PRNL
Contact: Jim Northup, 906-387-2607 ext 202
MUNISING, Mich. The National Park Service is initiating a new planning process regarding the use of personal watercraft (PWC) on the surface of Lake Superior within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The new planning process is required as a result of a federal court ruling issued in July 2010.
The July 2010 ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that the NPS NEPA analysis was inadequate. The court allowed PWC use to continue to at Pictured Rocks under the existing regulation, but required the NPS to initiate a new planning process to address the court's concerns with the analysis in the previous EA. This planning process will produce a new analysis of the environmental consequences of PWC use in the park and, like the previous EA for PWC use, could result in selecting the alternative that would continue the current PWC use, expanded use along the Pictured Rocks shoreline, or a total ban on PWC use within the park.
Did You Know?
There are seven named waterfalls within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, plus several unnamed falls. From west to east, they are Munising, Bridalveil, Miners, Mosquito, Chapel, Spray, and Sable Falls. The sandstone outcrops of the Pictured Rocks escarpment create the many waterfalls in the area. More...