Chapel Road is flooding in a few places. For the 3.5 miles northwest of H58 the road is only passable with a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. All other vehicles are sure to be stuck. With the wintery forecast, conditions will deteriorate.
Au Sable Light Station tours are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 19, 2013, through September 21, 2013. No tours on Monday and Tuesday. Saturday, September 21, is Au Sable Day.
Tour times are 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
The 30-40 minute Park Ranger guided tour begins at the lighthouse front porch. Check with the Ranger for the next tour time. Tour fee is $3 for those 6 and older. Correct change is greatly appreciated.
Lighthouse visitors are reminded that the area includes very sandy soils, narrow sidewalks, and only the boathouse is accessible at ground level. The other buildings require climbing steps.
To reach the Au Sable Light Station, take the trail east from the Hurricane River Campground. It is a three mile round trip hike. Bicycles and pets are not permitted.
Summer Interpretive Programs - 2013
Did You Know?
Chapel Lake is one of several plunge pool lakes created by post glacial rivers after the Marquette advance of the most recent ice age. Its greatest depth is 140 feet. Other plunge pool lakes include Deer Lake and Ginpole Lake in Alger County, home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...