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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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40th Anniversary in 2006

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore celebrates 40 years in 2006.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2006. On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation to create Pictured Rocks as America's first National Lakeshore.

Anniversary events included public programs and several new efforts to further the lakeshore's positive relationship with gateway communities and local citizens.

This celebration helped remind us of how fortunate we are to have a national park area in our own back yard!


Did You Know?

Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in as President of the U.S. by Chief Justice Earl Warren as Lady Bird Johnson and Hubert Humphrey look on.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is America's first National Lakeshore, authorized on October 15, 1966. On the same day, President Lyndon B. Johnson also signed into law another piece of landmark legislation -- the National Historic Preservation Act. More...