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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Getting Around

Paving was completed on Alger County Road H58  in the fall of 2010.

Alger County Road H-58

After decades as a sand and gravel road then five years of construction, Alger County H-58 between Grand Marais and Munising was completely paved in 2010, creating one of the most beautiful drives in the Great Lakes region. The road has been engineered as a slow speed, scenic drive through the lakeshore, accessing such popular sites as Sable Falls, Log Slide, Hurricane River, and Twelvemile Beach.

Since the completion of the project, lakeshore staff have observed additional traffic with bicycles, tour buses, larger motorhomes and fifth-wheel trailers, and motorcycles sharing the road. One of our top priorities is visitor safety, and we are concerned about the impact of increased traffic and speeds on H-58.

Help us make your and others vacation one to write home about.
-- Watch for bicycles and pedestrians.
-- Use the vehicle turnout lanes if you wish to stop and take a photo.
-- Obey all no passing zones.
-- Watch for motorcycles.
-- Report all accidents to a park ranger, national lakeshore employee or visitor center.
-- Drive at a leisurely speed, keeping in mind that the journey is important, not just the destination.

Enjoy the scenic drive at your own pace, but if you notice traffic backing up behind you please pull over to let them by to help avoid unsafe passes.

Did You Know?

The light tower and flagpole of the Au Sable Light Station stand proudly.

Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Au Sable Light Station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1874, the station beacon still shines over Lake Superior's frigid waters. The lamp is now solar powered. More...