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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Commercial Services

Springtime waterfalls tumble over the Pictured Rocks cliffs into Lake Superior.

Springtime waterfalls

NPS photo by Lynn St. Martin

Business partners of the National Park Service provide a variety of ways to see and enjoy the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. They offer opportunities to learn, explore, and experience the park through unique and specialized trips, tours, adventures and expeditions.

Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc., is the authorized concessioner for the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, for offering non-stop boat tours of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

The following commercial, public, and private companies and organizations are authorized to operate within the park under terms of a Commercial Use Authorization or Special Use Permit.

Camp Arbutus and Camp Hayo-Went-Ha - summer youth camp
Camp Nebagamon - summer youth camp
Camp Tanuga - summer youth camp
Crawdaddy Outdoors - guided kayak trips
Geneva Kayak Center - guided kayak trips
Gerlach Nature Photography - photography workshops
Grand Island Charters - guided shipwreck tour
Honeyrock Camp - summer youth camp
Loyola University Chicago - summer youth camp
Northern Waters - guided kayak trips
Paul Petersen Photography - photograpy workshops
Pictured Rocks Shuttle - backpacker shuttle service
Planck Photography - photography workshops
Seaberg Pontoon Rental - pontoon boat rental
Sierra Club Outings - guided backpack trips
Uncle Ducky Charters - guided kayak trips
Wilderness Inquiry - guided kayak trips

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Did You Know?

The purple flower of spotted knapweed, a non-native invasive species, is shown with Pitcher's thistle, an endangered species.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is home to two arctic disjuncts, plants whose normal range is far to the north. Arctic crowberry and thimbleberry thrive because of the cool and moist microclimates caused by Lake Superior. More...