Guided Tours

Visitors on the top deck of the Au Sable Lighthouse

People on top deck of the Au Sable Lighthouse (NPS photo)

Summer Interpretive Programs - 2015 (through September 19, 2015)

Miners Hike to the Beach Walk - Saturday Sept. 19 - 1 pm at Miners Castle. 2 miles roundtrip.

Visitors and ranger at the Au Sable Light Station.

Visitors at the Au Sable Light Station

NPS photo

Au Sable Lighthouse Guided Tours

Au Sable Light Station tours are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 6, 2015, through October 11, 2015. Tour times are 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm. Tour fee is $3 for those 6 and older. Correct change is REQUIRED. The 30-40 minute guided tour begins at the lighthouse front porch. Saturday, September 19, is Au Sable Day (20 minute free tours from 11 to 3:30).

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. The area includes very sandy soils, narrow sidewalks, and only the boathouse is accessible at ground level. The other buildings require climbing steps.

Lighthouse transportation for people with mobility limitations: The lakeshore has partnered with the Munising-based public transportation company Altran for van transportation to the light station on a limited number of Saturdays in 2015 (July 18, August 15, September 19). Altran will transport people with mobility limitations on the hour for a $5 round trip fee ($2.50 one way). The Altran fee is waived on September 19.

The van will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet the driver in the lower Hurricane River day use parking lot located at the bridge on Alger County Road H-58. Once the van arrives at Au Sable, getting around the site is up to the individual.

Visitors on Lake Superior boat cruise with Picture Rocks cliffs in background.

Visitors on boat cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cliffs near Grand Portal Point.

NPS photo / Dave Kronk

Boat Tours
Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc., offers non-stop narrated boat tours of the spectacular sandstone cliffs within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Each cruise is 2-1/2 to 3 hours long and travels approximately 40 miles round trip. The cruises operate from mid-May to mid-October. Please check their website for the complete schedule. All cruises depart from the city dock at the north end of Elm Avenue in downtown Munising.

Pictured Rocks Cruises is an authorized National Park Service concessionaire.

For more information:
Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc.
P.O. Box 255
Munising MI 49862
800-650-2379 or 906-387-2379


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